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Sole Source Posting for Main Street Program

The Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) intends to award a sole source contract to the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation to provide services for the management and administration of the WA State Main Street program. 


The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation is the only statewide non-profit organization dedicated solely to historic preservation. It is the entity that first developed the program before it was transferred to the state of Washington.  The Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation does not have the staff capacity to support the program and therefore uses the Trust as the arm of DAHP to conduct the management and administration.  This ranges from coordinating the tax credit program with the Department of Revenue, providing technical assistance on historic preservation standards, general historic preservation expertise, small business assistance, board training, historic preservation architectural guidance, marketing, etc. 


The contract will be issued on or about July 1, 2021.  The dollar value is estimated at $590,000.


Historic preservation non-profits organizations or businesses contemplating the above requirements are required to submit capability statements detailing their ability to meet the state’s requirements by June 21, 2021.  The following information should be included in the capability statements:


Previous experience managing the national Main Street program.
Experience with historic preservation as an economic development tool.
Previous experience assisting statewide Main Street/downtown organizations.
Staff that meet professional federal historic preservation standards


In the absence of other qualified sources, it is the state’s intent to make a sole source award of the contract. 


To submit capability statements or for questions, contact:


Contact Name: Allyson Brooks