Project Description, Goals
* Working under the general direction of the Preservation Programs Manager, CONSULTANT will research and write a Historic Resources Inventory Toolkit (HRI). The HRI is a technical “how-to,” intended as a resource for jurisdictions (or engaged citizens) to identify and inventory their historic resources.
* Over all, the ideal candidate will have technical knowledge of historic preservation policy and practices. A commitment to the value and benefits of preservation as a tool in community identity and pride and economic development is expected. Sharing a commitment to historic preservation as a shared community value will be a key part of the project.
Consultant Background Requirements:
* Must meet Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards for history or architectural history as defined in the Code of Federal Regulations, 36 CFR Part 61.
* Experience conducting historic survey work.
* Strong and compelling writing skills to convey technical historic preservation concepts and procedures to the general public. Two-three (2-3) writing samples will be requested.
* Familiarity with Oregon’s people, architectural history and geo-political landscape, preferred.
* Demonstrated understanding of state and local land use policies and regulations pertaining to preservation encouraged.
Timeline for Work
* Completion of the HRI Toolkit is expected by February 14, 2020.
Consultant is responsible for:
* Researching Oregon’s Historic Resources Inventory guidelines.
* Writing the HRI Toolkit in accordance with standards and guidelines established by SHPO in a format compatible with the Oregon Historic Sites Database.
* Weekly check-ins, coordination, and reporting to Preservation Programs Manager and/or Executive Director.
* Presence at no less than two (2) field tests of HRI Toolkit.
* Obtaining and maintaining his/her own internet connection and office equipment compatible with Microsoft Office and G Suite.
* Content to be included in the HRI Toolkit includes:
* Background & Oregon’s Goal 5 planning rules, which address preservation of historic resources.
* Why Have an HRI? – engaging the community, raising awareness of historic resources, fostering regulatory approaches to historic resources, identifying properties eligible for incentives, enabling better city planning and resource allocation, link to local incentives
* Creating an HRI – essential data to collect, recommended data to collect, overview of architectural terms, survey tools/software, recruiting volunteer surveyors, sample survey form, survey reference cheat sheet with approved lexicon for fieldwork, and example(s) of successful HRIs
* Updating an HRI – reviewing for accuracy, verification, and expansion, and examples of updated HRIs
* Using an HRI – steps to perform survey and inventory using Survey123 ARC-GIS software
* Funding an HRI – CLG grants, city funding for neighborhood associations, survey work as mitigation, other grants, examples of successful funding
* Additional content as identified, including, but not limited to, specific case studies and appendices
Restore Oregon is responsible for:
* Providing all prior research and applicable grant requirements.
* Providing oversight and timely coordination, primarily at the direction of Katelyn and in coordination with RO staff.
* Working in a timely manner with Consultant to meet necessary deadlines.
* Managing all contracts and payments associated with the HRI Toolkit after Consultant has established the best and most cost-effective vendors needed and reviewed contracts, if necessary.
* Timely feedback on all required drafts.
* Not to exceed $10,000 including expenses. This assumes time flexibility each week related to project needs and completion of the project. This Scope of Work is a fixed fee, not to be amended without prior approval of Restore Oregon.
* Total project expenses exceeding $100 require prior approval from Restore Oregon.
* Drafts of HRI Toolkit at 50% and 75% and re-submittal after edits
* Final edit after 100% draft
* Photographs to illustrate HRI Toolkit text
* CONSULTANT will invoice Restore Oregon monthly.
* Payment terms are net 30 days.
Confidential and Proprietary Information
* CONSULTANT will treat all information and documents provided by or made available by Restore Oregon as proprietary, and will not share, distribute or reuse such information during or after the term of engagement without the express written consent of Restore Oregon. All work produced remains the property of Restore Oregon.
For more information or to submit a proposal, contact Katelyn. Proposals accepted through Nov. 1, 2019.