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 - Administrative History of National Park Service Junior Ranger Program

Deadline: March 19, 2021: The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking the services of a qualified consultant through a cooperative agreement with the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers (NCSHPO) to prepare an Administrative  History of the NPS Junior Ranger Program, according to requirements specified in this Request for Proposals (RFP). The contract is to be administered by NCSHPO and the work prepared for and completed in coordination with the NPS’ Park History Program.  The RFP can be downloaded below.

Interested consultants should submit a proposal and cost estimate in response to this RFP to NCSHPO no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on March 19, 2021. Electronic copies of proposals may be directed to Ms. Sharon Smith, NCSHPO Business Manager, at

RFP Jr. Ranger (.pdf)

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

  1. Is there an anticipated schedule for this project, including duration, intermediate deadlines, and a due date for the final deliverable? – The project should be completed by December 31, 2021. Intermediate deadlines will be flexible, particularly given current operational challenges due to COVID.
  2. Is there an expected maximum funding amount that can be shared? If so, what would that be? Proposals will be evaluated on their individual merits, including approach and overall value.  That said, proposals should not exceed $45,000.00
  3. How many oral interviews are expected? Would they be with individuals in the local DC metro area and/or would remotely conducted interviews via phone or video conference be acceptable? The subject and number of interviews will be determined as the project develops.  Due to COVID restrictions, we anticipate that remote interviews will be necessary, following best practices from the Oral History Association and other guidance.
  4. Are there locations or repositories outside the DC area that the research consultant would be expected to visit? Are there any repositories beyond those at NPS headquarters and Harper’s Ferry that you know would require in-person visits? At this time, the major repositories are in the DC metro area, including the Harpers Ferry Center.
  5. What is the scoring criteria against which proposers will be evaluated? The responses will be evaluated based on the credentials of the project team and evidence of successful experience in conducting similar studies with NPS, as well as other agencies.