The Frederic Remington Art Museum is planning to award contracts on the next phase of a renovation project slated to begin in the spring.
The bids are due by 2 p.m. Friday, said Executive Director Edward A. LaVarnway.
The 303 Washington St. museum has been working on renovating its 200-year-old building since 2007.
Mr. LaVarnway has said the total project, including replacing several brick walls and the roof, could cost upwards of $2.5 million.
Spring work will include replacing the western brick fašade.
Many of the bricks on the western wall are exposed to the elements and deteriorating.
We have about 22,000 bricks already purchased for the building renovation, Mr. LaVarnway said.
He said the expectation is that the western wall itself will need 10,000 bricks in order to restore it. The spring will also see work done on the buildings southern stained glass window.
It was installed in 1897, said Mr. LaVarnway. The lead that joins the panels together gets fatigued after about a century.
Large sections of the window are bowed out under the pressure of holding itself up.
He said he expects whoever winds up with the contract for next years renovation project will subcontract the stained glass window work to a specialist.
A new roof will also have to be put over the stained glass windows, which slightly jut out of the building.