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🔗RFP: NAGPRA Database Services

  • Part Time
  • Williamstown, MA, USA (Remote)
  • 20,000 USD / Year
  • April 10, 2023
  • Job Summary: RFP for NAGPRA Database Services. Contracted remote opportunity.
  • Job Qualifications:

    The Stockbridge-Munsee Community (“Tribe”), a federally-recognized Indian tribe, is seeking proposals from qualified firms or individuals to provide professional Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Database survey services to fulfill the Tribe’s objectives of the “Hudson Valley Regional Repatriation Project Phase II” NAGPRA Grant. The project is grant-funded to the Tribe from the National Parks Service.


  • How to Apply:

    View detailed bid information on under Bid Postings. Proposals due by mail (no emails accepted) by April 10, 2023.

  • Application URL:

Website Stockbridge-Munsee Community

Specifically, the Tribe requests that bidders provide the following services:

a.     Task 1:  Establish a digital archive in Microsoft Teams® for project files, including naming conventions for files, organizing the files, and submitting a finding aid document. Use PDF-A (archival) file format. Upon completion, create a step-by-step guide of operating procedures documenting this process.

b.     Task 2:  Newly enter or update into Hudson Valley NAGPRA database at least 120 entries containing detailed inventory/catalogue and provenance records from project partner museums and others from the region with at least 60 entries added prior to the September 30, 2023 interim grant reporting timeframe. Add disposition information to database on where the repatriated collections will be housed or reburied. Attend virtual meetings, as needed but at least monthly, with Project Director to gather research, historical document records, and claim letter information as needed and to review project progress. Submit written summaries of the meeting action steps to Project Director within 5 days after the meeting.

Task 3:  Produce data-driven report on outcomes of past Hudson Valley NAGPRA claims involving the Stockbridge Munsee Community in total since 1993. The report should include the number of ancestral remains, funerary items, and non-funerary cultural items which have completed and where the location/reburial was completed, as well as those that are pending and additionally those that are a priority outstanding for repatriation to the Tribe in the next five years. Ensure that the report is updated with linked cell totals that will continue to update as new data is added.
To maintain grant timeframes, all tasks must be completed by August 30, 2024.

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