Appointment of Consultant Landscape Archaeologist

Appointment of Consultant Landscape Archaeologist

The CLA must be an established archaeologist with extensive evidenced delivery, peer-reviewed publication and qualifications in landscape history and archaeology, field survey and excavation, particularly of the periods from the medieval to the 19th century within Wales.

 

Middleton: Paradise Regained – Appointment of Consultant Landscape Archaeologist

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1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


National Botanic Garden of Wales

Development, Middleton Hall, Llanarthne,

Carmarthenshire

SA32 8HG

UK

Rob Thomas

+441 558667106

rob.thomas@gardenofwales.org.uk
www.gardenofwales.org.uk

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained


National Botanic Garden of Wales

Development, Middleton Hall, Llanarthne,

Carmarthenshire

SA32 8HG

UK

Rob Thomas

+441 558667106

rob.thomas@gardenofwales.org.uk
www.gardenofwales.org.uk

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:


National Botanic Garden of Wales

Development, Middleton Hall, Llanarthne,

Carmarthenshire

SA32 8HG

UK

Rob Thomas

+441 558667106

rob.thomas@gardenofwales.org.uk
www.gardenofwales.org.uk

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Middleton: Paradise Regained – Appointment of Consultant Landscape Archaeologist

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

DRAFT BRIEF: Consultant Landscape Archaeologist (CLA )

The CLA must be an established archaeologist with extensive evidenced delivery, peer-reviewed publication and qualifications in landscape history and archaeology, field survey and excavation, particularly of the periods from the medieval to the 19th century within Wales. Within this, knowledge of the archaeology and history of designed landscapes and gardens is essential, as is experience in working with a broad range of documentary sources. It is important also that the CLA has an extensive, proven track record of leading, supporting and encouraging project teams both in the field and in the office.

The CLA will, at all times throughout the project have supervisory responsibility and oversight of all archaeological and historical work being undertaken, reporting to the Garden’s Head of Development and being responsible to the Director and Trustees of the National Botanic Garden of Wales for its management, quality and full completion.

The CLA will also be actively engaged in the conduct of fieldwork, data retrieval, research and analysis, offering advice and knowledge to other project personnel in all the archaeological and historical processes. In this role, the CLA will be giving collaborative leadership to the whole archaeological and historical programme.

The CLA will be responsible for signing off all reports prepared by other team members and giving advice on the structures and content of knowledge required for the creation of the GIS Historic Landscape Database. The CLA will also be responsible for the collation, editing and production of a final, peer-reviewed monograph on the archaeological aspects of the whole project.

The CLA will also be responsible for the completion of the final, academic, archaeological monograph, detailing all aspects of this element of the project within one calendar year of the completion of the field and archive programmes. This time period may be altered, but only following discussions with, and the agreement of, the Director and Trustees of the National Botanic Garden of Wales.

In conducting this work, due and careful regard for the site context of the National Botanic Garden and the Charity’s core mission purposes is expected. The work will take place within an area that is a National Nature Reserve, which is environmentally and ecologically sensitive and has a high public visitor profile and open visitor access. The CLA is expected to work closely with the Garden’s senior team and in compliance with the specifications, terms, and conditions of the funding award, and as instructed. It is essential that the CLA is able to work effectively and collaboratively within a multi-disciplined team of professionals.

Heritage outcomes, volunteering, learning/education, and outreach are integral and key expectations of the project. The CLA will be expected to evidence a track record of experience, and empathy of working with a very diverse and broadly-based Project team to support delivery of these outcomes. Evidence of commitment to working in this context through the process of restoration from design to implementation, in ways designed to engage the visitor to the Garden is essential. Pro-active contribution from the CLA to the educational, volunteering, training and interpretational opportunities on offer to the visitor including children as well as adults is an inherent requirement.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Sell2Wales Web Site at http://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=17454.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

92522100 Preservation services of historical sites

1014 South West Wales (Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion)

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

Contract up to £60,000

– Development Phase £20,000

– Delivery Phase £40,000

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

Please ensure you fully meet the required criteria.

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

RFQ – 451- 2014

4.3

Time Limits

a) Time-limit for obtaining documentation

b) Time-limit for receipt of completed tenders
12-12-2014  Time  17:00

c) Estimated award date 30-01-2015

4.5

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

EN

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

(WA Ref:17454)

5.2

Additional Documentation

Consultant Landscape Archaeologist RFQ v3 final

5.3

Publication date of this notice

05-11-2014