Requirement for Archaeological Heritage Consultant

Requirement for Archaeological Heritage Consultant

Castletown Heritage Society seeks to engage a registered professional archaeological and heritage consultancy to provide a range of archaeological and heritage services.

A window on the Bronze Age landscape of Caithness – Archaeological Heritage Consultant

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL
SERVICES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


Castletown Heritage Society

Castlehill Heritage Centre, Harbour Road, Castletown,

Thurso

KW14 8UB

UK

LiDAR Project Team

+44 1847821759

castletown.heritage@talk21.com
http://www.castletownheritage.co.uk
www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained

As in 1.1

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:

As in 1.1

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

A window on the Bronze Age landscape of Caithness – Archaeological Heritage Consultant

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

Castletown Heritage Society seeks to engage a registered professional archaeological and heritage consultancy to provide a range of archaeological and heritage services. The Consultant will lead and deliver the full scope of a community engagement project exploring the hitherto undiscovered Bronze Age landscape in a region of Caithness in the far north of Scotland.

The eleven month project will interpret existing available LiDAR data and will be delivered through a programme of practical training workshops, field surveys and trial pit excavations, post finds analysis, exhibitions, public talks, and schools engagement activities.

The project aims to engage the local community in researching, interpreting and disseminating information on a newly revealed, previously unknown and unrecorded aspect of the Caithness landscape. The project will place significant emphasis on encouraging participation by individuals not normally involved in heritage-based activities, by providing a wide range of different approaches to investigating and interpreting the historical landscape.

The Consultant will support and train volunteers, including young people, in the specialist skills needed to carry out the project activities. These skills will include a range of archaeological techniques, IT skills, digital photography, design and production of relevant promotional and interpretative material.

The results of the research will be made widely available through reports, publications, the internet, and other media, to ensure that the information reaches as wide an audience as possible.

The project will encompass the following key activities:

– Community, schools and college liaison.

– Advertising, publicity and promotion.

– Project launch event.

– Summer school workshop training.

– Summer school practical activity training.

– Archaeology survey programme.

– Presentations, lectures and Summer school workshops and practical activity series.

– Bronze Age craft workshops, including one specifically tailored for school children.

– Schools and college engagement programme, where appropriate.

– Preparation, publication and dissemination of reports – local and national.

– Develop and install Interactive digital display resource.

– Development of a project website

– Public event with opening of static display and demonstration of digital resource.

– Project evaluation.

The project will run from May 2015 to March 2015.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=342466.

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx.

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

159999 other Consultancy

120 Highlands and Islands

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

Delivery of the project is supported by grant provision from public funding bodies. There is a fixed total budget of 72,500GBP (including VAT) for delivery of the full scope of the project including all Consultant costs.

Contract form will be: single entity firm price

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

Must be a Registered Archaeological Organisation

Must have past experience in delivering community projects including supporting and training volunteers

Full requirements are specified in the Consultant Tender Brief

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Single stage – Any candidate may submit a tender.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

N/a

4.3

Time Limits

a) Time-limit for obtaining documentation 06-04-2015

b) Time-limit for receipt of completed tenders
10-04-2015  Time  18:00

c) Estimated award date 30-04-2015

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

(SC Ref:342466)

5.2

Additional Documentation

CHS ARCHAEOLOGICAL HERITAGE CONSULTANT TENDER BRIEF

5.3

Publication date of this notice

26-03-2015

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