Request for Proposals – Courtroom Gallery Benches Medina County Courthouse

GUIDE SPECIFICATIONS
COURTROOM GALLERY BENCHES
MEDINA COUNTY COURTHOUSE

Project:
Medina County is constructing a new courthouse that will house the County Court of Common Pleas Criminal, Domestic, and Juvenile Divisions and the Probate Court.  The Courthouse will have approximately five (5) courtrooms containing galleries for the public that will require a total of 32 benches of various sizes.

1.0 GENERAL
Bench Body shall be model #301-1006 or comparable as manufactured by Sauder Manufacturing Company, Archbold OH.  Bench End shall be Sauder model #302-1305 or comparable with edge molding #00 or comparable.

1.1 QUALITY ASSURANCE
Manufacturer Qualification: Manufacturer shall have been regularly engaged in the manufacturer of similar items for a minimum of twenty-five (25) years, and shall have a history of successful production acceptable to the architect.

1.2 SUBMITTALS
A. Bench manufacturer or manufacturer’s rep shall submit product data, shop drawings, fabric samples, and stain/finish samples upon request, prior to fabrication of Benches.

B. Bench manufacturer or manufacturer’s rep shall field measure project and generate as-built, computer generated floor plan layouts for final approval prior to fabrication.

1.3 DELIVERY, STORAGE, AND HANDLING
A. Bench manufacturer shall be responsible for coordinating timely delivery with owner/contractor to prevent any storage or handling of product by owner/contractor prior to assembly and installation.

B. Bench manufacturer shall be responsible for all delivery, unloading, assembly, and complete installation of Benches, using factory trained regional installation crews.

2.0 PRODUCTS

2.1 MATERIALS & CONSTRUCTION
A. Bench Back: Back shall be a contoured panel of solid hardwood. The bench back cap shall be 5/4 premium Sauder standard wood specie, finger jointed before being molded to obtain required lengths. The cap shall be attached using a hydraulic press using assembly glue and press fit joint, and shall have an under-cap support molding for added strength.

B. Bench Seat: Solid hardwood, shaped body contour.

C. Intermediate supports shall extend the full height of the bench back to the cap, and shall be 1 1/2 “ thick. Construction method shall be determined by exact style of support chosen.

D. Bench Ends: Construction method shall be determined by exact style of bench end chosen. Veneer edge banding shall not be used in the construction of bench ends.

E. Bookracks shall be constructed of solid premium Sauder standard wood specie, and shall include felt padding on bottom for silencing. Attachment to bench shall use concealed keyhole design to prevent exposed screw heads.

F. Finish: Stain, sealer, and top coat to be a formaldehyde free formulation. Stain color shall be selected from Sauder standard finish samples, or may be matched to customer’s sample. Stain shall be applied using a manually operated spray system, and then brushed or hand-wiped to ensure thorough penetration, and allowed to fully air dry. A two-component catalyzed sealer shall then be applied using a manually operated spray system and oven-cured. Final top coat shall be a two-component, high solid varnish applied using a manually operated spray system, and oven-cured. The top coat shall be UV stable to prevent yellowing and shall be specifically formulated to provide excellent scratch resistance and protection from household chemicals.

G. Wood species: Sauder standard wood species are (Red Oak, White Oak, Cherry, Maple, Mahogany, Walnut, Rift Sawn Red Oak, Rift Sawn White Oak.)

3.0 EXECUTION

3.1 INSTALLATION

Bench manufacturer shall be responsible for all delivery, unloading, assembly, and complete installation of Benches, using factory trained regional installation crews. Installation crews shall position the Benches according to the approved floor plan and shall scribe each individual support to fit the floor. Concealed expansion anchors drilled into concrete floors shall be used to secure the Benches. All joints shall be wedged tight before screws are inserted. Moldings shall be attached with concealed pins to cover exposed screw heads.

3.2 WARRANTY
The manufacturer shall provide a written twenty-five (25) year warranty (10 years on upholstery) against defects in materials and workmanship.

All proposals should be titled Medina Courthouse Bench Proposals and are due May 4th by 12:00 noon addressed to:

Scott Miller
Medina County Administrator
144 N. Broadway St.
Suite 201
Medina, Ohio 44256

 

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