Deadline for Proposal Submission: Applications are due June 21, 2021 by 5 PM EST. A PDF of the Application must be emailed to: and Submission emails must contain the subject line “Plan for a City-Wide Cultural Resources Survey RFQ Submission.”

The Fund and DPD are currently seeking Letters of Interest (Applications) from individuals, organizations, or entities that are interested in being qualified to submit a proposal for a multi-year contract to plan and pilot a city-wide cultural resources survey.

A Q&A period will take place prior to the deadline for Application submission and is summarized on page 7 of the attached RFQ. The Q&A session will take place virtually on June 3, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST on Zoom.

You may register at: at this session is encouraged, but not required.

To help celebrate, protect, and conserve our City’s cultural history, The Mayor’s Fund for Philadelphia (the Fund) and the City of Philadelphia Department of Planning and Development (DPD) seek a consultant team to develop and test a community-led process for identifying, surveying, and documenting the stories and spaces that represent Philadelphia’s rich and varied past.

The goal of this project is to provide DPD with a plan, tested in a pilot project, that enables Historical Commission staff to engage in an ongoing partnership with community members throughout the City to: 1) inventory cultural resources, 2) identify resources at risk that may require priority attention, and 3) improve the City’s processes for documentation, designation, and protection.

To view the full RFQ, click here: RFQ-Final-Draft5.14

To view the proposed scope of work, click here: Appendix-A-Proposed Services-Scope-of-Work

To view the Q+A related to this RFQ, please click here: RFQ Q+A

To view a list of participants who attended the June 3rd Q+A session, click hereAttendance_June32021

To view a recording of the June 3rd Q+A session, click here: video link