The Maryland Historical Trust is seeking a consultant to develop guidance for constituents and partner agencies regarding strategies for historic properties in flood-prone areas of the State. Interested and qualified individuals, firms, or joint ventures / partnerships are invited to submit proposals.
As the State prepares for increased flooding and storm events, particularly in coastal areas, MHT must offer guidance about the risks and benefits of protecting and adapting historic structures in flood-prone areas. This guidance will help ensure consistency in approach across MHT programs as the agency assists local governments, State and Federal agencies, individual property owners, and other third parties in the management of historic properties located in flood-prone areas. †The Consultant shall facilitate internal discussions among relevant MHT program staff, review relevant Federal and State laws, regulations, and policies, interview external stakeholders as needed, and analyze findings and make recommendations for best practices and possible approaches in Maryland to manage historic properties located in flood-prone areas. Based on these findings and with input from MHT, the Consultant shall develop an illustrated position paper, including bibliography, for public distribution.
This work will be federally funded through a grant to MHT from the National Park Service (NPS) under the Historic Preservation Fund Grants to Provide Disaster Relief to Historic Properties Damaged by Hurricane Sandy. †
Mandatory Pre-Proposal Conference: 2 pm on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 (in person or via conference call); contact MHT to confirm attendance
Proposals Due:†In hard copy to MHT by 4:30 pm on July 20, 2015