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Spartanburg Area Conservancy
S.C. Upstate Battlefield Preservation Committee

RFP - Communication & Outreach Plan Facilitation
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S.C. Upstate Battlefield Preservation Committee Communication & Outreach Plan Facilitation Request for Proposal 1.0 Project Description The Spartanburg Area Conservancy (SPACE) is seeking proposals from a consulting firm or practice to facilitate planning of a “Communication & Outreach Plan” of the S.C. Upstate Battlefield Preservation Committee, a volunteer group dedicated to preserving and protecting South Carolina’s Upstate Revolutionary War Battlefields, including King’s Mountain Battlefield, Cowpens Battlefield, Musgrove Mill Battlefield. This project seeks to develop a communication and outreach strategy, including outreach materials, for landowners located within the battlefield project areas, which will be identified through GIS analysis. The plan will also promote the conservation, economic, and historic preservation benefits of Revolutionary War battlefield preservation to stakeholder groups and members of the general public within the project area—generally Spartanburg, Cherokee, Union, Laurens, and York counties. Details of the project are shown in the scope of work. The project will be developed and deliverables produced during the period February 2017 through May 2017 (with some flexibility). Consultants or firms with demonstrated expertise in the preparation of historic preservation and planning reports will receive preference for this proposal review. The candidate should meet and exceed the Sec. of Interior Professional Standards for Historic Preservation https://www.nps.gov/history/local-law/arch_stnds_9.htm 2.0 Scope of Work 2.1. Research other battlefield preservation communication and outreach plans from around the country. Collect sample plans and outreach materials. 2.2 In conjunction with project staff, plan and conduct a half-day “Communication & Outreach Plan” planning session with members of the Upstate Battlefield Preservation Committee and other project stakeholders to include: • Identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats for battlefield preservation at project sites. Why is preservation of these sites important? • Review communication and outreach materials for similar projects from around country; discuss ways existing materials can/should be adapted for project sites. • Develop key action steps for outreach and communication • Identify necessary outreach tools for implementing outreach and communication action steps • Develop draft timeline for completing action steps. 2.3 In conjunction with project staff, develop draft work plan to include all task planned to accomplish the scope of the “Communications & Outreach Plan, projected timelines, and an outline of proposed outreach materials. 2.4 In conjunction with project staff, attend a second meeting of the committee to present draft plan and solicit feedback. Finalize plan based on feedback. 2.5 In conjunction with project staff, submit draft plan to American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) staff. If necessary, assist with final adjustments to plan based on ABPP feedback. 3.0 Deliverables 3.1 A written plan document outlining Strategic Objectives, Action Steps, and Recommended Outreach Materials for the “Communication & Outreach Plan,” including examples or references to sample materials from other Preservation efforts. 3.2 The plan and any other materials produced for the project during the contract period are the sole property of the Spartanburg Area Conservancy and the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program.
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How to apply
4.0 Request for Proposal Submission Date & Information 4.1 1 Proposals submitted against this Request for Proposals must be received by 6:00 p.m., E.S.T., on Friday, January 6, 2017. SPACE reserves the right not to consider proposals that arrive after this date and time. Proposals may not exceed $2,550 inclusive of travel and all expenses. 4.2 Proposals for the RFP should be submitted to: Andrew Waters Executive Director Spartanburg Area Conservancy 100 East Main Street, Suite 7B Spartanburg, SC 29306 Electronic proposals to: andrew@spartanburgconservation.org 3.3. Any questions regarding this RFP are to be directed to: Andrew Waters andrew@spartanburgconservation.org 864-948-0000

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