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Posted: 06/18/2013

Sealaska Heritage Institute

Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) is a regional Native nonprofit organization founded for the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian tribes of Southeast Alaska.

Base Map Developer for the 1869 Battle of Wrangell
Professional Opportunity
Juneau, AK

Background. The Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI), a non-profit educational organization, is seeking a consulting organization/individual to generate a GIS topographic base map that delineates the battlefield area for the 1869 Battle of Wrangell, Alaska. SHI has an NPS American Battlefield Protection Grant (ABPP) to document the battle and its battlefield in effort to allow the community of Wrangell to document, protect, and/or preserve battlefield lands. The historic battle occurred over a two-day period in December 1869 between the U.S. Army and the Tlingit Indians of Alaska at the coastal village of Wrangell.


Scope of Work: Using aerial photographs, topographic maps/information, historic and contemporary photographs, historic reports, a written report on the battles maneuvers, and other, the contractor will produce a GIS topographical base map with two-foot contour that outlines/delineates the less than 250 acre battlefield area for the 1869 Battle of Wrangell. SHI will provide and/or reference contemporary and historic photographs, documents, offer verbal feedback and provide battle orientation, and provide access to a written report on the battles maneuvers to facilitate the creation of the requested GIS topographical battlefield map, but the contractor may or may not also need to seek out materials (photographs and maps) to facilitate map creation.


This topographical battlefield map will be the first ever generated for this battlefield, with the battle being previously unstudied and unmapped. The City and Borough of Wrangell, Alaska is a remote and small community today, accessible only by boat/ferry or airplane, and is located in Southeast Alaskas archipelago.


The selected consultant will cooperate with SHI and consult with ABPP staff about implementing/creating the GIS into the battlefields base map for a battlefield.


Deliverables. The consultant will deliver as final products to SHI: three acid-free paper copies and a digital copy by email or on CD of the topographical GIS base map with two-foot contour that outlines the battlefield area for the 1869 Battle of Wrangell. These will be reviewed by SHI to ensure criteria is met before payment is issued. If SHI/ABPP requests additional revisions to submitted deliverables, payment will not be made to the contractor until criteria is met and revisions accomplished.


Timeline. SHI is seeking proposals up to July 31, 2013, at which time a review of submissions will occur. Applicants will be notified within 60 days of their status. The topographic GIS base map must be completed and deliverables submitted to the project director by Nov. 30, 2013.

Funds Management. Payments for this work will be issued within 30 days after receiving and approving the final deliverables and receipt of the contractors invoice. 

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How to apply
To apply: Interested consulting organizations should submit to SHI’s Project Director via email; 1) a Cover Letter outlining your working experience in producing topographical GIS base maps and interest in this project, 2) proposed Work Plan on carrying out the creation of the topographical GIS base map and staff involved, 3) resumes of staff participating in the project, and 4) bid proposal on the cost to produce the requested topographical base map. Administration. The Project Director, Zachary R. Jones, Sealaska Heritage Institute, One Sealaska Plaza, Suite 301, Juneau, AK, 99801. For more information, contact by telephone (907) 586-9261 (office) or email: zachary.jones@sealaska.com
Zachary Jones
Phone: 9075869261
Fax: Juneau
United States, AK 99801

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