New Orleans is a city in Louisiana that has a rich history of round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music scene and delicious cuisine reflecting its history as a melting pot of French, African and American cultures. New Orleans was severely affected by Hurricane Katrina in August 2005, which resulted in flooding more than 80% of the city. Now the City of New Orleans is seeking contractors to provide archaeological monitoring services, as part of a city-wide, multi-year program to repair, improve, and replace damage to roads, drainage and subsurface utilities, affected by Hurricane Katrina.

Archaeological Monitoring Services

The City of New Orleans and the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans submitted a combined Joint Infrastructure Recovery Request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide funds from the Public Assistance Program for a city-wide, multi-year program to repair, improve, and replace damage to roads, drainage and subsurface utilities resulting from Hurricane Katrina.

The City of New Orleans is seeking archaeological monitoring services for infrastructure construction to include the repair and installation of water, sewer and drain lines related to the aforementioned FEMA grant under the JIRR. The archaeologists performing the monitoring should be experienced in the identification of French and Spanish colonial artifacts in addition to human burials.

Projects have already begun but the City Archaeologist is monitoring all of the work thus far. It is likely that projects will be coming up against each other during the summer (July/August) 2019 and after. If the City Archaeologist feels that he cannot monitor the number of projects happening at the same time then the need for one or two more monitors will be necessary at the same time. The need for monitoring services is estimated to be intermittent over the next three to five years or more.

Interested contractors should go to this link.

Deadline for completed tenders is 25 October 2019, 4pm CT.


City of New Orleans
Bureau of Purchasing
Chief Procurement Officer
1300 Perdido St., Suite 4W07
New Orleans, LA, 70112

+1 504 658 1550