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Posted: 02/06/2019

Preservation Maryland

Preservation Maryland is the stateís first and foremost historic preservation nonprofit organization. Preservation Maryland is dedicated to preserving Marylandís historic buildings, neighborhoods, landscapes, and archaeological sites through outreach, funding, and advocacy.

RFP - Finding Fort Tonoloway
Professional Opportunity
Baltimore, MD
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Preservation Maryland is seeking proposals from qualified consulting firms to inventory the historic resources and cultural landscape of Fort Tonoloway, located within Maryland's Fort Tonoloway State Park; conduct military terrain analysis (KOCOA); and develop an archeological research design to inform future research and preservation planning.†

The site of the historic fort is believed within the boundaries of Fort Tonoloway State Park which is owned by the Maryland Park Service. The precise location of the fort is unknown and the park has been closed to the public since the mid-1990s.

Details of the project are shown in the scope of work. The project will be developed and deliverables produced during the period May 2019 through August 2020.


The contractor shall provide the following services:

  • A compilation of all relevant historical documents related to the site. (10 copies plus a digital copy) Once compiled, these documents will be analyzed for any references which may suggest the location or configuration of the historic fortification.
  • A survey and inventory of the cultural landscape within the Fort Tonoloway State Park (10 copies plus a digital copy)
  • A military terrain analysis (KOCOA) (10 copies plus a digital copy) which will investigate -†Key terrain and decisive terrain,†Obstacles,†Cover and concealment,†Observation and field of fire, and†Avenues of approach/withdrawal
  • The KOCOA investigation will use a combination of existing aerial Light Detection and Raging (LiDAR) topographical data and new digitized ground-based high-resolution laser scans of the Fort Tonoloway State Park topography. Defining topographical features of the park will be identified and mapped.† A detailed Environmental Systems Research Institute's ArcGIS Citation Data Model will be used to link landscape and KOCOA features to identify historic ground disturbances that would be worthy of future professional archeological excavation.
  • Develop an archeological research design so that this historic site can be identified, documented, professionally explored and protected. (10 copies plus a digital copy)

How to apply
Please read the complete RFP at the link below. Proposals submitted for this Request for Proposals must be received by 6:00PM E.S.T., on March 15, 2019. Proposals that arrive after this date and time will not be considered and will be returned to the sender. Notification of final selection and award of the project will occur on or about April 26, 2019. Proposals for this RFP should be submitted to: Attn: Nicholas Redding Preservation Maryland 3600 Clipper Mill Road, Suite 248 Baltimore, MD 21211 Any questions regarding this RFP are to be directed to: nredding@presmd.org
Nicholas Redding
3600 Clipper Mill Road, Suite 248
Baltimore, MD 21211

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