Response to the

City of Pittsburgh Request for Proposals(RFP)

For Lease of Equipment and Artifacts of

The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science

2002 May 22

Friends of the Zeiss(c/o Glenn A. Walsh, Project Director)

P.O. Box 1041

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15230-1041 U.S.A.

Telephone: 412-561-7876 Internet Web Site: < http://www.friendsofthezeiss.org >

Electronic Mail: < friendsofthezeiss@planetarium.cc > or < zeissii@yahoo.com >

Table of Contents

I. Title Page.......................................................................................................Page I-1

II. Zeiss II Planetarium Projector & Westinghouse Worm-Gear Elevator... Page II-1

A. Description.................................................................................................................. Page II-1

B. History.......................................................................................................................... Page II-2

C. Three Proposed Options............................................................................................ Page II-4

1. Proposals I and II(Preferred Proposals).................................................. Page II-4

2. Proposal III.................................................................................................... Page II-5

III. 10-inch Siderostat-type Refractor Telescope.............................................. Page III-1

A. Description................................................................................................................... Page III-1

B. History.......................................................................................................................... Page III-2

C. Two Proposed Options................................................................................................ Page III-3

1. Proposal I(Preferred Proposal).................................................................. Page III-3

2. Proposal II....................................................................................................... Page III-4

IV. Mercator's Projection Map of the World..................................................... Page IV-1

A. Description and History............................................................................................... Page IV-1

B. Proposal........................................................................................................................... Page IV-1

V. "The Rise of Steel Technology" Mural........................................................... Page V-1

A. Description and History................................................................................................ Page V-1

B. Proposal............................................................................................................................ Page V-1

VI. Other Artifacts................................................................................................. Page VI-1

A. Artifacts: City Inventory............................................................................................... Page VI-1

B. Artifacts: Should be Added to City Inventory............................................................ Page VI-2

VII. Friends of the Zeiss.......................................................................................... Page VII-1

A. Organizational Information............................................................................................ Page VII-1

B. Application For 501(c)(3) IRS Tax-Exempt Status...................................................... Page VII-2

VIII. Request for Proposals Criteria and Rationale............................................. Page VIII-1

A. Criteria............................................................................................................................... Page VIII-1

B. Rationale for RFP Response............................................................................................ PageVIII-3

IX. Attachments:

A. City Department of General Services RFP for Buhl Artifacts

B. Letter from the Tides Center of Western Pennsylvania

C. Support Letters from 2 Members of the Amateur Astronomers' Association of Pittsburgh:

1. Truman P. Kohman, Professor of Chemistry Emeritus, Carnegie-Mellon University

2. Wayne E. Gondella, South Hills Coordinator, Amateur Astronomers' Association of Pgh.

D. History and 1996 Restoration of the Korkosz Projector, Springfield Museum of Science

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Other Documents/Articles Related to the RFP Process


Authored By Glenn A. Walsh
Sponsored By Friends of the Zeiss

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