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Bid Title: Dubuque's Black Heritage Survey
Category: Planning Services
Status: Closed


AMENDMENT #2  01-21-2022

Please find the link to the updated RFP for the City of Dubuque’s Black Heritage Survey. In this second amendment, the changes are confined to:

1. Updated Question & Answer document. The new questions #8-14 were added on 01-21-2022. The previous questions #1-7 were added on 01-14-2022.  (see Question & Answer #2)

2. List of potential bidders that were willing to share their contact information for the purpose of collaboration with other bidders. (see Contact Sharing List)

For full list of RFP documents, visit

This is the last update for Questions and Answers. 

Thank you,

Chris Happ Olson

Project Coordinator


AMENDMENT #1 01-14-2022

Please find the link to the updated RFP for the City of Dubuque’s Black Heritage Survey. Changes to the RFP document, outlined in these addendums, are highlighted in yellow on the new RFP. The addendum has a number of updates including:

1. Deadline extensions for the Consultant Proposals and for Question & Answers. See the updated RFP pages 13 & 14 for deadline changes.

2. First round of Questions & Answers from prospective bidders.

3. Insurance Schedule clarification. (see Question & Answer #1)

4. A copy of the Twentieth Century African American Civil Rights-related Resources in Iowa Multiple Property Listing. (see Question & Answer #4)

5. A Contact Information Permission form for those potential bidders who wish to share their information in order to collaborate with diverse talent in a proposal. (See Question & Answer #5). Please let me know if you are willing to allow me to share your contact information with other prospective bidders by Tuesday, January 18 at 12 noon.

As a reminder, the Question & Answer deadline has been extended one week (see  the RFP page 13). We encourage you to ask questions and will do our best to provide guidance and support to all potential bidders by sharing the answers with those who have downloaded the RFP.

Thank you,

Chris Happ Olson
Project Coordinator




The City of Dubuque, Iowa is soliciting competitive sealed proposals from qualified professional consulting firms or teams (Consultant) to develop Dubuque’s Black Heritage Survey. This project includes an intensive survey to develop a National Park Service Multiple Property Document Form (MPDF),  researching and reporting on the families, people, events, trends and places that make up Dubuque’s history, with a lens of uncovering the history of our Black citizens. 

The Consultant will be required to produce all products defined in the Scope of Work, with assistance from staff and the project team. 

A link to the RFP and related documents is posted on the City of Dubuque website: . As well, you may you may sign up for bid notifications for the future on that page. Additionally, the documents can be requested by contacting Project Coordinator Chris Happ Olson at

This project is supported in part by the State Historical Society of Iowa, Historical Resource Development Program (HRDP). 

Publication Date/Time:
12/22/2021 12:00 PM
Closing Date/Time:
1/25/2022 11:59 AM
Addendum Date/Time:
Contact Person:
Christine Happ Olson, Project Coordinator
Business Hours:
8:30 am to 5:00 pm CST
See RFP for qualifications, requirements and all relevant bid information.
Special Requirements:
More information regarding the timing and format for bidding is included in the RFP.
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