REQUEST FOR STATEMENTS OF INTEREST
PROJECT TO BE INITIATED IN 2021
Applicants must be a member in one of the Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units (CESU):
Gulf Coast, Desert Southwest & Great Plains CEU Regions
Project Title: National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) Testing 15 Sites
Responses to this Request for Statements of Interest will be used to identify potential investigators for a project to be funded by Fort Hood which provides professional and technical support for its Cultural Resource Programs in order to meet federal, state, and local regulatory
mandates. Approximately $135,000 is expected to be available to support this project.
Fort Hood was established in 1942 and through the years has supported many military readiness training missions. The region where Fort Hood is located encompasses a wide variety of cultural and archeological resources. In order to meet cultural resource regulatory mandates, the Fort Hood Installation requires testing of 15 sites in accordance with the National Historic Preservation Act to determine if each site is eligible for registration as a national historic site. These sites are currently managed as unknown or potentially eligible. None of these sites have been formally tested to determine national historic registration eligibility and project conditions vary at each site.
Type of Award:
In accordance with section 6305 – Using cooperative agreements of the Federal Grant and Cooperative Agreements Act of 1977 (31 U.S.C. § 6301 et seq.), all CESU projects must carry out a public purpose of support or stimulation, instead of acquiring goods or services for the exclusive direct benefit of the United States Government.
In accordance with section 6305 – Using cooperative agreements of the Federal Grant and Cooperative Agreements Act of 1977 (31 U.S.C. § 6301 et seq.), substantial involvement is expected between the federal partner and the nonfederal partner when carrying out the activities specified in the project agreement. The exact nature of the government’s involvement will be defined in the statement of objectives, issued with a request for full proposal.
As a result, it is anticipated that a cooperative agreement through the CESU program will be awarded. Such awards may be administered through a CESU only upon mutual agreement and official authorization by both parties of the acceptance of the application of the CESU Network IDC rate (17.5%).
Note: Must be a non-federal partner and belong to one of the following CESU Units to be qualified and considered: Gulf Coast, Desert Southwest, or Great Plains.
Brief Description of Anticipated Work:
In order to perform this work successfully, the cooperator must have capabilities to support on site goals and objectives at Fort Hood. Recipient will be required to meet professional standards and qualifications as set forth in 36 CFR 61, the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for Archeology and Historic Preservation. Prefer previous experience documenting NRHP for archeological sites.
Goals and Objectives
Complete field work necessary to Test 15 pre-determined sites to determine if each one is or is not eligible for listing as a National Registered Historic Place. Assess impacts to sites from past looting or other significant disturbances to determine if additional shovel tests and backhoe
trenching is required to ascertain if the site contains intact deposits. Prepare a work plan to support coordination with the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), provide artifacts and records using proper protocols for such items, review archival records, analyze GPS, archology and cultural resource data in order to produce a technical research report for publication.
Period of Performance. The period of performance will be 12 months from the date of award.
Materials Requested for Statement of Interest/Qualifications:
Please provide the following via e-mail attachment to:
(Maximum length: 2 pages, single-spaced 12 pt. font).
1. Name, Organization, Cage Code, Duns number, and Contact Information
2. Brief Statement of Qualifications (including):
a. Biographical Sketch,
b. Relevant past projects and clients with brief descriptions of these projects,
c. Staff, faculty or students available to work on this project and their areas of expertise,
d. Any brief description of capabilities to successfully complete the project you may wish to add (e.g. equipment, laboratory facilities, greenhouse facilities, field facilities, etc.).
Note: A full study proposal and proposed budget are NOT requested at this time.
Review of Statements Received: All statements of interest received will be evaluated by a board comprised of one or more people at the receiving installation or activity, who will determine which statement(s) best meet the program objectives. Based on a review of the
Statements of Interest received, an investigator or investigators will be invited to prepare a full study proposal. Statements will be evaluated based on the investigator’s specific experience and capabilities in areas related to the study requirements.
Please send responses or direct questions to:
USACE Ft. Worth District
Office: (817) 886-1073
USACE Ft. Worth District
Office: (817) 886-1709
Timeline for Review of Statements of Interest: The RSOI is required to be posted for at least 30 days prior to the Government making a decision and requesting full proposals. Responses due by 19 AUGUST 2021.
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