Etienne Bertel, master carpenter and cabinetmaker of New Orleans, outlined in considerable detail the joiner work that he proposed to carry out in the municipal market building. The work included the installation at each column of two cypress tables together with cypress dividers to create stalls, as in other parts of the market. In the extension of the new market he would put up two frames (chassis), each with twenty-four meat hooks, at each column, these being of the same design as those elsewhere in the market. Regarding necessary hardware, Bertel would consult with smiths chosen by the Mayor, Bertel would complete the work in sixty days and would charge nine piastres per column for the tables and stall dividers and sixteen piastres per column for the frames. Following the copy of the bid is the Mayor's acceptance.