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March 04, 1992|By Edward Gunts | Edward Gunts,Staff Writer

Struever group apparently low bidder on BMA wing

Struever Brothers, Eccles & Rouse Inc. appeared to have submitted the lowest of nine bids to build the proposed west wing of the Baltimore Museum of Art, a three-level building designed to house 20th century art.

During a bid opening yesterday, contractors were told that Struever Brothers submitted a base bid of $6.349 million, more than $100,000 lower than the next lowest bid of $6.5 million from Tiltech Constructors Inc.

Other base bids were: Roy Kirby & Sons, $6.739 million; Peter J. Scarpulla Inc., $7 million; Oak Contracting Co., $7.2 million; H. A. Harris Co., $7.269 million; Charles J. Frank Inc.; $7.287 million; W. M. Schlosser Co., $7.444 million; and Whiting Turner Contracting Co., $7.458 million.

Richard Donkervoet, chairman of the museum's Trustee Buildings and Grounds Committee, said the bids must be reviewed and checked for compliance with minority business enterprise hiring goals before he could say which contractor if any would get the job. Museum officials said they want to begin construction this month.

National Aquarium

Baltimore's Bureau of Construction Management has a March 19 deadline for technical proposals from firms seeking to provide construction management services for the National Aquarium in Baltimore during renovations that will begin in 1993.

The work includes renovation of the Atlantic Coral Reef tank and Open Ocean shark tank, and modifications to the life-support mechanical systems.

Work is expected to begin after Labor Day in 1993 and be completed by November 1994.

Applications are available from Room 7 of the Abel Wolman Municipal Building, 200 N. Holliday St.

City officials said the construction manager will be barred from bidding on construction work on the project.

Hopkins seminar

Leaders of three groups planning large redevelopment projects in Baltimore will discuss them during a free seminar at the Johns Hopkins University's Downtown Center, Berman Auditorium, Charles and Saratoga streets, March 12 from noon to 1 p.m.

The speakers will be Bruce Hoffman, head of the Maryland Stadium Authority; Robert Hillman, head of the Baltimore Convention Center Authority; and Thomas Marudas, vice president of the Parkway/Swirnow Group, planners of a $600 million medical trade mart. For more information, call Hopkins at 659-8200.

Around the region:

* Heath Design Group, an interior design and space planning firm headed by Emily Heath, has leased 1,136 square feet of office space at Brown's Arcade on Charles Street. The company occupies space used by Cho, Wilks and Benn, the architectural firm responsible for the redesign of Brown's Arcade.

* Columbia Eastgate Shopping Center, a 131,880-square-foot complex on 14 acres in Jessup, will be sold at an auction on the steps of the Howard County Courthouse, 8360 Court St. in Ellicott City, March 13 at noon. Alex Cooper Auctioneers Inc. is the auctioneer.

* Casey & Associates has been named leasing representative for the 66,000-square-foot American Plaza building in White Marsh.

* Peter I. Dudley has joined the industrial department of Kayne Levin Neilson Bavar Realtors as a specialist in the sale and leasing of industrial properties.

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