Proposal, Contract, and Project Planning Tools

Working with our partners, the Center for Historic Buildings provides project management tools and sample scopes to ensure the best quality for historic building design and construction projects. It provides support to our regions for compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and consistent application of GSA policy and national stewardship strategies.

Project Management Preservation Checklist

The checklist summarizes preservation project requirements affecting cultural resources; includes project start, A/E selection, design development, and construction. The checklist also answers common questions and provides guidance for project teams. 

Download/Print the checklist [PDF - 52 KB]

Historic Preservation Decision Trees

These decision trees chart the development of rehabilitation and new construction projects from planning through construction. Each shows the relevant documents and principal groups involved in each step of development, including NHPA Section 106 compliance.

Site Solicitation Location Clause
(NHPA & Executive Order 13006 Compliance)

The following text is to be included in all site solicitations:

Site Acquisition Advertisement

Include the following clause in all site solicitations involving downtown locations:

In compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act and Executive Order 13006, when operationally appropriate and economically prudent, the government will consider historic buildings and sites within historic districts. Demolition of historic buildings in anticipation of government purchase may disqualify an offeror from consideration. Additional information is available at

Section 106 Compliance Report Template

GSA’s Section 106 Compliance Report template provides a concise format and content outline for historic building design project submissions. The reports are included with each submission as the design develops, to meet federal project review and consultation requirements under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.

Download the Compliance Report Template [DOC - 36.00 KB].

Last Reviewed 2016-09-19