REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: Historic Cultural Resources Consultant for Kuamo‘o Battlefield and Burial Grounds, August 1819

The Kohala Center is accepting proposals for a Historic Cultural Resources Consultant to Create a Cultural Resources, Preservation and Management Plan for the Kuamo‘o Battlefield and Burial Grounds, a 47-acre parcel of land in the Keauhou-Kona region of West Hawai‘i, where one of the most significant battles in Hawaiian history was fought in 1819. The land has recently been acquired by a Native Hawaiian nonprofit organization, Aloha Kuamo‘o ‘Āina (AKA), whose mission is to protect and preserve its cultural resources – which include several burial mounds, platforms, heiau (temples), shrines, pre-contact house sites, ancient farming areas, and a portion of the Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail. The long-term goal is to provide managed access to the land for interpretive educational opportunities and to develop a cultural learning center for place-based education centered on the topics of peace, reconciliation, and the integration of Native Hawaiians and indigenous cultures in modern life.

Proposals must be received by 11:59 p.m. HAST on July 15, 2017. Proposals that arrive after this date and time will not be considered and will be returned to the sender. Notification of final selection and award of the project will occur on or about August 1, 2017.

Review/download the RFP at koha.la/rfp-kuamoo for more information on this opportunity.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a consulting/contract opportunity with The Kohala Center. Selected consultant will not be considered an employee(s) of The Kohala Center and will not be entitled to benefits (e.g., paid time off, medical/dental insurance, etc.) that The Kohala Center offers to its employees.

Posted: June 15, 2017