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Project Opportunities: Requests for Proposals and Expressions of Interest

Through a Cooperative Agreement with the National Park Service, we occasionally have need to seek experienced professionals to complete historic preservation research and other projects.  Please see below for any open Requests for Proposals, or Expressions of Interest.

Request for Proposals - NHL Bulletin Publication Project

Deadline: September 30, 2022:

The National Park Service (NPS) seeks the services of a graphic design consultant through a cooperative agreement with the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers (NCSHPO) to support the National Park Service/National Register of Historic Places Program in design, layout, and publication of the National Register Bulletin: How to Prepare National Historic Landmark Nominations (NHL Bulletin). The contract is to be administered by NCSHPO and the work prepared for and completed in coordination with the NPS’ National Historic Landmark (NHL) Program.

The RFP can be downloaded below.

Interested consultants should submit a proposal and cost estimate in response to this RFP no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on September 30, 2022.

RFP NHL Bulletin (.pdf)

Questions submitted and answers (Posted as received and answered):

  • Is this RFP posted on https://www.ebuy.gsa.gov/ebuy/ or other government procurement sites? If not, can you please provide the official solicitation ID number for this RFP?  As this is a project through the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers (NCSHPO), a private non-profit organization, it is not listed on any government procurement website and there is no official solicitation ID number.
  • Does the solicitation of a defined period of performance? The period of performance is six months.
  • Should professional copy editing and/or indexing be included as part of our budget in addition to graphic design and formatting? Yes
  • Does the $34,000-$44,000 budget range include print production and shipping costs? If so, can you please share an approximate number of organizations it will be shipped to and if they are all within the United States of America? Yes. No more than 100 organizations, all within the U.S., will be identified to receive one hard copy of the NHL Bulletin.
  • The current NHL Bulletin online is approximately 100 pages of unformatted content. Can we assume a similar page count for the reissued bulletin? If not, would you please provide and estimated page count. The fully formatted NHL Bulletin is anticipated to be approximately 165 pages, as it will be extensively illustrated.
  • I’ve found online and reviewed the 1999 version. Will the upcoming bulletin have a similar amount of photos and text (albeit with totally refreshed design)? The revised Bulletin will have approximately 25% more text and 50% more images than the current 1999 version.
  • Is the count 100 or 200? And how shall these copies be bound? Perfect bound, or via coil-binding or other? The consultant shall produce two hundred (200) full-color, perfect bound copies.
  • Does client or contractor pay for the cost of postage? (I realize scope requires packaging and labels, logistics). The consultant shall pay for postage for the mailing distribution. No more than 100 organizations, all within the U.S., will be identified to receive one (1) hard copy of the NHL Bulletin.
  • Is the size to be the same as in the past? The Bulletin is to be 8.5″x11″
  • What is the anticipated page count? I’ve looked at versions that range from 60 to 100 pages. The fully formatted NHL Bulletin is anticipated to be approximately 165 pages, as it will be extensively illustrated.
  • Just wanted to clarify that only 100 copies are printed? And those 100 are mailed? Or is the print run 200 with 100 being mailed individually and 100 being sent to NPS? The consultant shall produce two hundred (200) full-color, perfect bound copies. The consultant shall pay for postage for the proposed distribution. No more than 100 organizations, all within the U.S., will be identified to receive one (1) hard copy of the NHL Bulletin. The consultant shall pay for postage for the proposed distribution. No more than 100 organizations, all within the U.S., will be identified to receive one (1) hard copy of the NHL Bulletin.
  • When will the Bulletin need to be delivered in printed format? This will help create the timeline/dates for the schedule. No later than 04/30/2023.
  • Do you prefer hard copies of relevant publications to be sent as samples—or only links and/or pdfs? Links and/or PDFs are preferred.