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Public Notice: Request for Qualifications

Posted on: 04/05/2024 6:19 pm

Request for Qualifications RFQ# 2024-1 Stonework Refinishing & Restoration

The Arkansas Secretary of State’s Office is requesting qualifications from contractors for restoration, resurfacing, and refinishing services related to existing stonework flooring and wall base within the State Capitol building in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Constructed between 1899 and 1915, the Arkansas State Capitol serves as the heart of state government and lawmaking, housing six of the state’s seven constitutional offices, the House and

Senate Chambers and their public galleries, the Governor’s Reception Room, the Old Supreme Court Chamber, and various committee rooms and offices.

Caring for the century-old State Capitol and its surrounding grounds is the responsibility of the Capitol Facilities Division of the Secretary of State’s Office. A variety of tradespeople maintain and

preserve the Capitol itself, as well as the historic Capitol Hill Building, and many installations and features around the grounds.

The existing stonework (terrazzo and marble) has experienced normal wear and tear since installation. Dirt, wax build-up, soap scum, and coatings that begin to yellow over time produce a

diminished appearance of the natural stone surface. Additionally, the wax applications have provided a very reflective surface, which reveals chips, cracks, scratches and imperfections.


Submission Instructions

Vendors are advised to carefully read all instructions, terms, and conditions provided in this request for qualifications prior to submitting a response. Failure to adhere to any instruction, term, or condition may result in rejection of the response. Vendors should pay particular attention to the following:

  • The Secretary of State’s Office shall not be responsible for any costs incurred by the vendor in the preparation of any response to this request for qualifications.

All materials submitted in response to this request for qualifications and subsequent fee agreements, contracts, or both, are subject to the state Freedom of Information Act.

  • Secretary of State staff may request any clarifications, additional information, or data during the request for qualifications review and vendor selection process.
  • Responses shall be accepted until the deadline specified below and may be withdrawn by the vendor at any time.
  • Secretary of State staff may reject any or all responses and may waive technical or immaterial errors therein.
  • Incomplete responses are subject to rejection by Secretary of State staff.
  • Although as a constitutional office, the Secretary of State’s Office is an “exempt agency” under most Arkansas procurement laws, it is the intent of the Secretary of State to adhere to procurement policies, such as those contained within this request for qualifications, which ensure the selection of the most responsive and responsible vendor which will accomplish the requisite scope of work in an efficient and transparent manner. Therefore, all required documentation must be submitted, without exception. The Secretary of State’s Office welcomes responses from small, minority-owned, womenowned, and veteran-owned businesses and does not discriminate against any entity, company, or individual on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, disability or medical condition, national origin, or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, and local anti-discrimination laws.


Submission Deadline

All responses to this request for qualifications must be received by the Secretary of State’s

Office, as stated below, no later than:

April 10, 2024; 4:00 pm CST


Submission Delivery

Please submit one (1) original and one (1) redacted (pdf) copy to:

Arkansas Secretary of State

Attn: Business Office; Hanan Malak

500 Woodlane St., Suite 12

Little Rock, AR 72201

Phone: 501-682-8032



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