Opportunities with the Land Bank
Bids & Requests for Proposals
The Land Bank has opportunities for contractors and professional services vendors from time to time. This work makes a positive difference in our neighborhoods.
Current Bids & RFPs
Rosemary Apartments Demolition (Ohio Building Demolition & Site Revitalization Program)
Released: September 26, 2022. Bids due by October 17, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. EDT.
Spitzer Building - Environmental Abatement Work (Ohio Brownfield Remediation Program)
Released: August 22, 2022. Bids due on September 16, 2022* by 2:00 p.m. EDT. *Deadline extended.
Nicholas Building - Environmental Abatement Work (Ohio Brownfield Remediation Program)
Released: August 22, 2022. Bids due on September 16, 2022* by 2:00
p.m. EDT. *Deadline extended.
Question: What are the Land Bank's priorities for the abatement work at the Spitzer Building? Answer: Bidders are requested to provide a complete response to the Spitzer Building bid form. The Land Bank's first priority for this building is asbestos abatement and removal of ASTs and hazardous waste. In the event that the bids received exceed available funds, the Land Bank may selectively procure for the interior demolition and lead-based paint abatement work.
Question: Will a second site visit be allowed to one or both buildings? Answer: If a bidder requires a second site visit to one or both buildings, the Land Bank will make arrangements before the bid deadline. Please contact Joshua Murnen to schedule.
Question: Will water service be available at either building? Answer: The Land Bank will work with the winning bidder(s) to arrange temporary water service through the City of Toledo, likely through the fire hydrants. Bidders should note their need for water in their bid(s).
Question: Will electrical service be available at either building? Answer: A minimal power, 200 amp service is established in the basement of the Nicholas Building to operate the sump pumps and it will be available to the winning bidder for this work. There is no electrical service available in the Spitzer Building.
Question: Will a disposal chute or temporary exterior elevator be allowed for the removal of materials, including asbestos? Answer: The Land Bank will work closely with the winning bidder(s) and any regulatory agencies to meet these needs as requested. Bidders should note their need for such items in their bid(s).
Question: Is the lead-based paint removal at the Spitzer Building to be completed to a clearance-testing standard? Is clearance testing required as part of the bid? Answer: The lead-based paint at the Spitzer Building is to be scraped, removed, and encapsulated to a “clearance testing standard.” However, bidders are not requested to provide clearance testing.
Question: Is any abatement work to be performed on the windows or exterior doors in either building? Answer: No abatement work is to be done to windows, exterior doors, or to the exterior in general. No asbestos abatement work will be done to windows, exterior doors, or the roof, including the pipe wrap on the roof of the Nicholas Building. No lead-based paint abatement work will be done to the windows. No demolition work will be done to the windows or the skylights in the atrium, notwithstanding what appears on the selective demolition specifications.
Question: Is the paint on the wrought-iron railings in the stairwells at the Spitzer Building to be scraped and painted? Answer: Paint on the wrought-iron railings is not to be scraped and painted.
Question: Is the interior demolition work at the Spitzer Building the complete removal of the interior walls or simply taking the walls down to the studs? Answer: Bids are requested solely to take walls down to the studs.
Question: Are the drop ceilings in the Spitzer Building to be removed as part of the interior demolition work? Answer: The drop ceilings do not need to be removed generally, however, if the only feasible way to complete the interior demolition work is to remove drop ceilings due to tie-ins with the walls, for example, then bidders should factor this work into their bids.
Question: Is the removal of general debris in the Spitzer Building outside the scope of the interior demolition work? Answer: Yes, except that bidders should bid for the removal of general debris when it will impede their ability to complete the interior demotion work.
Question: On the second floor of the Nicholas Building, there is an area of 9x9 ACM tile under an area of raised floor. Should this floor be demolished if necessary to remove this ACM? Answer: Yes. Bidders should factor this work into their bid.
Question: Should the air handlers on the second and third floor of the Nicholas Building be moved in order to remove the 9x9 ACM tile underneath the air handlers? Answer: No, the handlers should not be moved. The 9x9 ACM tile in this location should be removed to the extent possible without moving the air handlers.
Question: Will the pigeons on the upper floors of the Spitzer Building be removed prior to work beginning? Answer: There are no plans to do so at this time. If bidders need the pigeons to be removed in order to successfully complete the work, it should be noted in their bid.