Message #93: From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG To: "'Matthias Giessler'" Subject: NM HPD Requests For Proposals - Historic Preservation Fund Grants From: Dan Reiley New Mexico State Historic Preservation Division 1997 Request for Proposals for Federal Historic Preservation Fund Grants The New Mexico SHPO proposes to contract for several historic preservation related projects using funds from the federal Historic Preservation Fund. Below are abstracts for the proposed projects; if you wish to receive the request for proposals (RFP) for one or more of these projects, please e-mail Dan Reiley at email@example.com, giving your name, mailing address, and the title of the project or projects of interest. We will begin mailing requested RFPs on or before February 28, 1997; proposals will be due in the Division office on April 11, 1997, with the exception of the remote data entry application project for the New Mexico Cultural Resource Information System (NMCRIS). The Division is attempting to identify potential proposers for this project now, but the NMCRIS RFP will not be issued until the end of July; proposals for that project will be due at the end of August. No match will be required for any of these projects. (1) Small Grants (maximum $2000) to Historical Societies, Archaeological Societies, Preservation Organizations, and Local Governments (other than CLG) for preservation-related activities. These grants are intended to promote preservation activities at the local level. Examples include: Development of preservation plans; public awareness events to promote historic preservation; preparation of nominations to the State Register of Cultural Properties and National Register of Historic Places; surveys to identify historic and prehistoric sites; recording and/or monitoring of endangered archaeological sites. This year we are especially interested in making one or more grants to archaeological societies in New Mexico interested in recording and nominating archaeological sites located on private property to the State Register of Cultural Properties. Staff will work closely with the society in selecting sites for recordation and will provide direction and assistance with the nomination process. Staff contact: Dave Cushman (505) 827-4045 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. (2) Remote data entry application for the New Mexico Cultural Resource Information System (NMCRIS). The Division's Archeological Records Management Section is looking for individuals or companies with the skills to assist them in developing a remote data entry application for the New Mexico Cultural Resource Information System (NMCRIS). The application must run on Intel-based desktop PCS running Windows 95/Windows NT and interface with NMCRIS, an Oracle-based RDBMS running on a Digital UNIX server. Strong skills in RDBMS design, client-server application development, SQL and C-programming, and WAN communications are required. Additional knowledge of archeological sites and experience in cultural resource management are highly desirable. Contracting will not be initiated until August-September 1997, but the Division is looking for qualified individuals and companies with experience in historic preservation interested in responding to a separate RFP for this contract. The Contract amount will depend on the final scope developed in August, but will be for at least $20,000. No matching funds will be required from the contractor. For more information, please contact Tim Seaman at (505)827-6347, extension 531 or e-mail email@example.com. (3) Editing of New Mexico Historic Preservation: A Plan for the Year 2001 - $15,000. The Division has completed a statewide preservation plan, developed with substantial consultation and public input, and now wishes to contract for 1)copy editing of the full plan and 2) preparation to camera ready of the text for an abbreviated version to be made available to the public and interested parties. The full plan is 80 single-spaced pages; the abbreviated version is envisioned as a booklet of 20-25 pages. Previous experience with editing and technical writing required; experience with historic preservation issues highly desirable. For additional information, contact Lynne Sebastian (505) 827-4044 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. (4) Preparation of New Mexico Preservation, the Division's newsletter - $20,000. The Division wishes to contract for preparation and mailing of its newsletter, New Mexico Preservation. This project would involve working closely with Division staff on concepts and directions for three issues of the newsletter, editing of material supplied by the staff and others, writing some articles, preparing the copy to camera ready, and mailing the newsletters. This project would comprise three issues of an 8-page newsletter and mailing to approximately 2750 addresses. The contractor should be able to work substantially without regular guidance from the Division and should be a self-starter. For additional information, contact Lynne Sebastian (505) 827-4044 or e-mail at email@example.com.