RFP: Nominations and Amendments to the National Register of Historic Places for Sites Associated with LGBTQ History in Maryland

09/27/2019
By Preservation Maryland

Preservation Maryland is seeking proposals for the preparation of National Register of Historic Places nominations and amendments for sites related to LGBTQ history in Maryland.

Summary of the Request for Proposals

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Preservation Maryland seeks a consultant to provide services outlined in this Request for Proposals (RFP). All eligible bidders are encouraged to submit a full proposal no later than Monday, November 4, 2019.

1. PROJECT BACKGROUND

The resulting work of this RFP is funded through a National Park Service CLG (Certified Local Government) grant awarded to Baltimore City and Montgomery County, managed by Preservation Maryland, and administered through by Maryland Historical Trust, in the Maryland Department of Planning. The work requested in this RFP shall reference and utilize the recent Historic Context Statement of LGBTQ History in Maryland prepared by Susan Ferentinos, Ph.D. for Preservation Maryland and funded by the Maryland Historical Trust Non-Capital Grant Program. A copy of the draft Statement will be provided upon request.

2. PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Preservation Maryland is seeking complete proposals from consultants or consulting firms with a demonstrated expertise in the preparation of National Register of Historic Places nominations and amendments for sites related to the history and experiences of LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Queer) Americans and/or other underrepresented communities in American history.

A recent Historic Context Statement of LGBTQ History in Maryland completed for Preservation Maryland by Susan Ferentinos, Ph.D. created a framework of understanding of LGBTQ life and history in Maryland and indicated the need for additional research, official documentation, and future interpretation. Of the more than 90,000 properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places, eighteen reference LGBTQ historical significance. There are no sites or districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Maryland for LGBTQ historical significance.

The purpose of this RFP is to prepare and submit to the Maryland Historical Trust up to ten (10) National Register of Historic Places nominations or amendments for individual sites or districts in Baltimore City and Montgomery County for their significance to Maryland LGBTQ history.

An internal committee of project partners will select up to ten (10) of the proposed locations based on historical significance, potential for public interpretation, and allocation of the available grant budget. It is unlikely that all potential locations will be part of the approved project list. The selected consultant will be notified of the final list of project sites.

3. SCOPE OF SERVICES

3.1 Nominations/Amendments

For newly-identified sites as a result of the Maryland LGBTQ History Context Statement, NRHP nomination forms will be prepared. For sites and districts currently-listed, where the statewide research has identified LBGTQ significance not included in the existing NRHP documentation, amendments to existing documentation will be prepared.

Project partners from Baltimore City and Montgomery County have prioritized the inclusion of the following sites and neighborhoods to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).

Consultant will submit proposed prices for each of five potential locations in Baltimore City and Montgomery County. Please see full RFP for property information.

The project shall be undertaken in conformance with:

3.2 Coordination

Consultant will work with all project partners, agency representatives, and funders to ensure that the work is conducted appropriately and meets all requirements of the Maryland Historical Trust and the National Park Service. All deliverables will be prepared in consultation with Preservation Maryland’s Project Manager, Meagan Baco, and Maryland Historical Trust’s Administrator, Evaluation and Registration, Peter Kurtze. Final nominations must be submitted to Maryland Historical Trust by June 30, 2020.

3.3 Deliverables

Materials submitted to the Maryland Historical Trust become property of the State of Maryland. For each selected and completed nomination/amendment, consultant will provide:

4. Proposal Format

All submitted proposals shall be complete and prepared in a straightforward and concise manner, including:

6. Submission

All eligible respondents are encouraged to submit a full proposal no later than Monday, November 4, 2019, 5PM EST. Any proposals received after that date will not be eligible for selection.

Proposals must be submitted by mail or email to:

Nicholas Redding, Executive Director
Preservation Maryland
3600 Clipper Mill Road, Suite 248
Baltimore, MD 21211
submit@presmd.org

Any questions regarding this RFP are to be directed to: Meagan Baco, Director of Communications. Preservation Maryland: submit@presmd.org.

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