Request for Proposals

National Register of Historic Places Nomination

Deadline for submission: Friday, November 1, 2019 at 5 p.m.

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The Linn County Historic Preservation Commission is soliciting proposals from qualified and experienced consultants for work required to prepare a nomination of the Wickiup Hill Natural Area to the National Register of Historic Places. The Wickiup Hill Natural Area has been previously evaluated and determined to be eligible for listing in the National Register but has not yet been nominated for listing. Wickiup is a 751-acre natural area along the Cedar River in Linn County. It does not contain historic buildings but does possess several previously identified archaeological sites including Native American burial mounds. It is possible, based on previous research, that Wickiup may qualify as an archaeological district. At least 19 sites have been recorded in the studied areas, with additional known sites yet to be recorded in the rest of the natural area. To date, the sites deemed eligible or potentially eligible for listing include the following:

  • 13LN85 (prehistoric/historic open habitation site) - potentially eligible for National Register 
  • 13LN87 (prehistoric mounds) - potentially eligible for National Register; protected by Iowa law 
  • 13LN88 (prehistoric mounds) - potentially eligible for National Register; protected by Iowa law 
  • 13LN517 (Woodland open habitation) - eligible for National Register 
  • 13LN520 (Woodland open habitation) - potentially eligible for the National Register 
  • 13LN522 (prehistoric mounds) - potentially eligible for National Register; protected by Iowa law 
  • 13LN523 (prehistoric habitation) - potentially eligible for National Register 
  • 13LN525 (Woodland open habitation) - potentially eligible for National Register 
  • 13LN526 (Woodland open habitation/Historic site) - potentially eligible for National Register 

RFP Timeline

  • RFP released October 1, 2019
  • Vendor questions due by 5 p.m. October 14, 2019
  • Proposals due to Linn County by 5 p.m. November 1, 2019
  • Notification of vendor selection no later than November 22, 2019