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07/13/2017

Town seeks prehistoric archaelogy consultant for survey along Pollack Brook Trail

The Town of Cape Elizabeth is requesting proposals from qualified prehistoric archaeology consultants to perform a Phase I prehistoric survey to determine if there are any significant archeological sites present along and adjacent to the Pollack Brook Greenbelt Trail.

The prehistoric survey is a requirement of the Recreational Trails program grant project number 1752 and must be conducted in compliance with Maine Historic Preservation Commission archaeological survey guidelines

Proposals should be sent by email to maureen.omeara@capeelizabeth.org by 3 p.m. on Monday, July 31, 2017

 

Here is the text of the request for proposals:

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Phase I Prehistoric Archaeological Survey
Town of Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Pollack Brook Greenbelt Trail bridge replacement and trail extension
(Issued July 13, 2017)

The Town of Cape Elizabeth is requesting proposals from qualified prehistoric archaeology consultants to perform a Phase I prehistoric survey to determine if there are any significant archeological sites present along and adjacent to the greenbelt trail alignment. The prehistoric survey is a requirement of the Recreational Trails program grant project number 1752 and must be conducted in compliance with Maine Historic Preservation Commission archaeological survey guidelines.

Project Description

Pollack Brook is located in Cape Elizabeth and flows under Spurwink Ave into the Spurwink Marsh. An existing rustic bridge spanned Pollack Brook and was located approximately 200' from the west side of Spurwink Ave. The bridge failed and the Town has been awarded a grant to replace the bridge with a 4' wide, 60' gangway style bridge, as well as extend the trail on the southern bank westward to the Spurwink River. Prior to initiating the bridge and trail work, a Level 1 prehistoric archaeological survey must be conducted to determine whether there are any significant archaeological sites present. The Maine Historic Preservation Commission has stated "our predictive model for prehistoric sites (Native American pre-Columbian sites), which is based on water, topography, and surficial geology, indicates that prehistoric sites may be present."

Proposal

The proposal should include:

1.         The principal doing the work should be identified and his/her qualifications provided. Recommendations are preferred but not required. Experience with prehistoric archaeological surveys should be identified.

2.         The proposer shall indicate that they have sufficient time to dedicate to the program and to complete work to be performed in a timely manner.

3.         The proposal shall indicate that the survey will be conducted consistent with Maine Historic Preservation Commission archaeological survey guidelines (www.maine.gov/mhpc/project_review.

Funding

A budget of $2,000 has been set aside for the survey. Proposals in excess of the budgeted amount will be considered if the proposal includes justification for the proposed budget.

Evaluation

The Conservation Committee will evaluate the proposals using the following criteria:

1.         The ability, capacity, and skill of the bidder to perform the contract,
2.         Whether the bidder can perform the contract promptly, without delay or interference;
3.         The character, integrity, reputation, judgment, experience and efficiency of the bidder;
4.         The quality of performance of previous contracts or services;
5.         The previous and existing compliance by the proposer with laws and ordinances relating to the contract or services;
6.         The quality, availability and adaptability of contractual services to the particular use required;
7.         The number and scope of conditions attached to the proposal;
8.         In the event of proposals of equal quality and service, preference may be given to a local vendor.
9.         Proposals shall be reviewed by the Maine Historic Preservation Commission.

Submission deadline:  

Proposals should be sent by email to the address below by 3:00 p.m. on Monday, July 31, 2017.

The Town reserves the right to accept, or reject any, or all bids.

Questions regarding this request for proposals and scope of work shall be directed to:

Maureen O'Meara
Cape Elizabeth Town Planner
320 Ocean House Rd
P.O. Box 6260
Cape Elizabeth, Maine 04107
207-799-0115
maureen.omeara@capeelizabeth.org

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