The Minnesota Historical Society requests proposals from highly-qualified professionals for development of a Cultural Landscape Report for the Split Rock Lighthouse Historic Site in Two Harbors, Minnesota. The Split Rock Lighthouse Historic Site consists of fifteen (15) buildings, including the Split Rock Lighthouse, all built between 1909 and 2003. The Historic Site sits on twenty five (25) acres, which includes parking lots, driveways, sidewalks, stairs, natural paths, maintained lawn, flora/fauna, and remnants of the historic tramway and hoist and derrick. The historic site is adjacent to the 2200 acre Split Rock State Park, which is not a part of the CLR, but may be incorporated into the CLR analysis as it is a critical aspect of the Sites setting. Split Rock Lighthouse was decommissioned by the Federal government in 1969 and has operated as a historic site since 1976. Split Rock Lighthouse is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is a National Historic Landmark.
The Society requests proposals from qualified professionals who meet the Secretary of the Interiors Professional Qualifications Standards for the appropriate discipline including history, architectural history, and archaeology as described in 36 CFR 61. Development of the CLR will include, but not be limited to, documentary research, physical examination, identification and evaluation of significant historic landscape features, conditions assessment, structural evaluation, materials analysis, archaeological analysis, and completion of a final report that will include recommendations for treatment alternatives in conformance with federal preservation standards, prioritization of recommendations including cost estimating for recommended work, and development of a maintenance plan. All treatment recommendations will be developed to meet the needs of the Societys public history programs as well as the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. The CLR development process and final report will conform to the National Park Services Preservation Brief No. 36 Protecting Cultural Landscapes: Planning, Treatment, and Management of Historic Landscapes, and A Guide to Cultural Landscape Reports: Content, Process, and Techniques (National Park Service, 1998).
A mandatory pre-proposal meeting will take place at the Split Rock Lighthouse Historic Site at 11:00 A.M. Local Time on Wednesday, September 14, 2016.
All proposals must be received no later than 2:00 P.M. Local Time on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 by Mary Green Toussaint, Acting Contracting Officer, Minnesota Historical Society, 345 Kellogg Boulevard West, St. Paul, MN 55102, or an authorized agent (Society staff located at the 1st floor information desk of the Minnesota History Center). Late proposals will not be considered.