Requests for Proposals (RFPs)
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Request for Proposals: Documenting Multicultural Resources on Virginia’s Battlefields
Due Date: 9/22/2023
Description: With the support of federal funding from the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP), the American Battlefield Trust (“the Trust”) is requesting proposals from qualified contractors to produce Cultural Resource Management case studies of resources associated with Native American and African American history and communities at three battlefields in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The principal investigator on a proposed team must meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and have a background in African American and/or Native American history and cultural resources.
Please submit your proposals via PDF to Reid Clark at email@example.com no later than 5 PM ET on September 22, 2023. Proposals received after this date will not be considered. Additional questions regarding this Request for Proposals should also be directed to Jim Campi at the email address above.
Questions and Answers about this RFP
Question: Regarding the anticipated size and scope of the battlefield regions for the three requested case studies, approximately how large do you anticipate these regions to be, and how many battlefield resources do you expect to fall within an ideal region?
Answer: We are considering the option to include more than one battlefield in a region when those battlefields are within close proximity to one another or overlap, as frequently occurs with battlefields in the Richmond and Petersburg area, and the Shenandoah Valley. We do not anticipate that more than two battlefields would be considered for each of the three regions. Regarding size, we will be guided by the historical boundaries identified by the National Park Service in their 2007 Report to Congress on the Historic Preservation of Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Sites in the United States and 1993 Civil War Sites Advisory Commission Report on the Nation’s Civil War Battlefields. You can view these battlefield maps here: https://www.nps.gov/orgs/2287/battlefield-boundaries-map.htm. The American Battlefield Trust also has excellent GIS mapping tools and can expand upon the maps available on the NPS website.