Statewide Survey RFPs for Two Archaeological Surveys

Today’s State Register for June 1st, 2020 (Volume 44, Number 49) included requests for proposals for two different archaeological surveys.  https://mn.gov/admin/assets/SR44_49%20-%20Accessible_tcm36-434230.pdf   I’ve copied them pretty much verbatim below.

The first on page 1446 is an “Archaeological Survey of Freeborn County, Minnesota”. The Minnesota Historical Society and the Oversight Board of the Statewide Historical and Archaeological Survey seek a qualified consultant to conduct an archaeological survey of Freeborn County. The purpose of the project is to summarize what is known about the early human occupation of the county, update the State Archaeologist’s site file regarding the status of known precontact and Contact period archaeological sites, and identify unrecorded precontact and Contact period sites. The cost of the survey should not exceed $100,000.

The second on page 1447 is an “Archaeological Survey of Two Counties in the Red River Valley of Minnesota”. The Minnesota Historical and the Oversight Board of the Statewide Historical and Archaeological Survey, seek a qualified consultant to conduct an archaeological survey of two counties in the Red River Valley; Kittson County and Wilkin County, located at opposite ends of the Red River Valley. The Red River Valley in northwestern Minnesota is a distinct topographic and hydrologic region formed by the actions of Lake Agassiz, a proglacial lake present in Minnesota from 14,000 to 10,000 years ago. The basin and successive beaches of the southern portion of Lake Agassiz define Minnesota Archaeological Region 6. The cost of the survey should not exceed $150,000.

Either Request for Proposal is available by contacting Mary Green Toussaint, Contract Manager, Minnesota Historical Society, by e-mail only: mary.green-toussaint@mnhs.org

Due to COVID-19 and the Governor’s “Stay at Home” executive order, the Minnesota History Center is temporarily closed. All bids for either RFP must be received by Mary Green Toussaint, Contract Manager, by email only at mary.green-toussaint@mnhs.org by 2:00 p.m. Local Time Thursday, June 25, 2020. Late proposals will not be considered.

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