DHS/FEMA Blanket Purchase Agreement for Archaeological and Architectural History Services
- Location: Orleans Parish, Louisiana
- Value: $220,000
- Completed: May 2013
Trigon is serving as the prime consultant for this contract directly with the United States Department of Homeland Security/ Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS/FEMA).
In response to FEMA’s infrastructure recovery projects in South Louisiana related to Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav and Ike, DHS/FEMA has responsibilities to identify, evaluate and resolve adverse effects to historic properties in accordance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), its implementing regulations (36 CFR Part 800) and programmatic agreements with local agencies.
FEMA has contracted these services in order to respond swiftly and professionally to accomplish specific tasks in support of FEMA’s infrastructure recovery projects at and adjacent to public and non-profit facilities and structures, such as historically significant public buildings and lands, educational facilities, and the like.
Various services related to architectural historian and/or archaeological services provided under this contract include:
- Archaeological Reporting
- Archaeological Monitoring/Report Services
- Archaeological Identification and Testing – Phase I/II
- Archaeological Data Recovery – Phase II
- Archaeological Curation
- Digital Recordation
- National Register Nomination
- Historic Narrative
- Architectural Plan Procurement
- Interpretive Plans
- Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record (HABS/HAER) Recordation
These services are carried out in compliance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for History, Architectural History, Architecture or Historic Architecture. Task orders are issued for multiple individual projects. Work activities are coordinated with DHS/FEMA, the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), and the grantee as to the requirements of the task order, security and access to the sites, proposed schedule of activities, input from local stakeholders, and other activities as needed.
Significant interaction and coordination with DHS/FEMA Historic Preservation staff occurs on a regular basis in preparation and execution of the task orders for the various facilities and structures.