The Agency of Commerce and Community Development (Agency) is seeking to develop a list of pre-qualified professionals to be available to the Grantees who have received Federal funds through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Vermont Community Development Program (VCDP) funds to perform the necessary Section 106 Reviews as required under the National Historic Preservation Act.
This pre-qualified professionals list is for October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017.
The Agency administers the VCDP. The VCDP projects are funded through the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as part of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
The Agency, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, and the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) have entered into a Programmatic Agreement (PA) to delegate Section 106 compliance responsibilities to the recipients (Grantees/Municipalities) of VCDP funds.
Responsibilities of the Authorized historic preservationists and the archaeologists will include, but are not limited to:
· identifying and evaluating historic resources, and making recommendations for determinations of eligibility;
· reviewing plans and specifications;
· making recommendations for determinations of effect;
· preparing comment letters and other documents;
· completing other tasks related to Section 106 compliance under the CDBG Programmatic Agreement;
· meeting with VCDP and the Division for Historic Preservation staff for policy and procedures training; and
· assisting in the preparation of a summary of the work completed for the VCDPprojects for the fiscal year period ending June 30, to be included in the Annual Report required under Section XII. of the Programmatic Agreement.
Selection Criteria for Approved Consultants List:
· Meet 36 CFR Part 61 Professional Qualifications of National Park Service
· Graduate degree in Historic Preservation, Architectural History, Archaeology, or a closely related field of study as outlined by the National Park Service
· Five years of full-time professional experience applying the theories, methods, and practices of Historic Preservation, which enables professional judgments to be made about the identification, evaluation, documentation, registration, and treatment of historic properties.
· Five years or more of in-depth expertise with residential buildings and experience with the CDBG programs and Section 106 review for HUD environmental review documentation.
· Professional training in Section 106 (basic acceptable/advanced preferred) within last five years.
· Successful completion of products and activities that demonstrate the application of acquired proficiencies in the discipline to the practice of historic preservation, such as:
· National Register documentation that has resulted in at least one listing
· Survey reports assessing the significance and integrity of a historic property
· Adaptive use plans or feasibility studies that make recommendations for preserving historic properties
· Determinations of Effect on historic properties
· Documentation that meets HABS/HAER standards or the SHPOs Photographic Documentation Standards for Historic Structures
· Rehabilitation Investment Tax Credit (RITC) applications (parts 1, 2 and 3)
· Memoranda of Agreement (MOA) and Programmatic Agreements executed under Section 106
· Publications, which might include articles in professional journals, monographs, books, or chapters in edited books, related to historic preservation
· Public education materials like brochures, press releases, pamphlets, websites, etc.
· Presentations at professional conferences, symposia, workshops, or exhibits related to historic preservation
· Professional service on boards or committees or professional organizations concerned with historic preservation