Appointment of Signage Consultant

Appointment of Signage Consultant

Design the panels/signage and liaise with the relevant individuals identified as part of the project.We foresee that a minimum of 15 individually themed signs will be required.

Appointment of Consultant – Signage and Promotion Taith y Llechen, Lon Las Ogwen

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL
SERVICES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


Gwynedd Council

Rural Operations Service,, Environmental Service, Council Offices,, Shirehall Street,,

Caernarfon

LL55 1SH

UK

Mark Balaam

+44 286679281
www.gwynedd.gov.uk

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained

As in 1.1

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:


Gwynedd Council

Rural Operations Service, Environmental Service, Council Offices, Shirehall Street,,

Caernarfon

LL55 1SH

UK

Mark Balaam (Senior Countryside Warden)
www.gwynedd.gov.uk

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Appointment of Consultant – Signage and Promotion Taith y Llechen, Lon Las Ogwen

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

A partnership of Gwynedd Council, Conwy County Borough Council and the Snowdonia National Park, working in conjunction with other heritage bodies in North West Wales, has been formed to deliver a regional approach to the development and promotion of North West Wales’ unique heritage, in response to tourism and heritage strategies for the region.

Cadw has been successful with a bid for a pan-Wales £19 million Heritage Tourism project. The partnership wishes to provide a co-ordinated response to this initiative by developing and promoting the region’s heritage; improving access (physical and intellectual) to heritage sites; using well known tourist attractions as gateways to signpost lesser known heritage sites and providing a joined-up approach to marketing and promotion.

Gwynedd Council in partnership with Conwy County Borough Council and the Snowdonia National Park have won the tender for a number of themes that Cadw had in question, for example: Prehistoric Origins and Roman Invasion and Settlement, Spriritual and Inspirational Landscapes, Edwardian Castles, Industrial Heritage and Events. Gwynedd Council is the lead authority on this project.

‘Taith y Llechen’ is one of the inititatives derived from the project. This is managed by the Environmental Service (Rural Operations).

Project Item – Signage and Promotion

The slate industry which developed within the Ogwen Valley was probably the largest in the area apart from Llanberis and the quarries of Dyffryn Nantlle. The Ogwen quarry is unique in that it is the only remaining working slate quarry out of the three.

A large proportion of Lon Las Ogwen recreational routes run along remnants of Penrhyn Estates mineral line and Bethesda main railway line from the former slate quay at Bangor (Porth Penrhyn) to the slate workshop at Felin Fawr and Penrhyn Quarry at Bethesda.

Utilising Lon Las Ogwen as the main route line, we aim to inform and show users of the route what remains of this incredible industrial past, features of which can still be seen today.

With the use of on site signage strategically located along the entire route from Bangor to Bethesda, specifically themed on the significant industrial slate workings of the area.

To meet this aim, this commission will focus on the following key works element.

– Carryout research into the past workings and consider items/themes that might be of relevance in meeting the interpretation strategy. In order to fully engage the community of the Ogwen Valley, we would like you to arrange one community workshop involving key individuals/groups whom has a particular interest in the subject.

– Prepare all text for the proposal and present these for editing and approval by the Council and community members.

– Source and consent any archived materials and photographs used as part of this commission.

– Design the panels/signage and liaise with the relevant individuals identified as part of the project.

– We foresee that a minimum of 15 individually themed signs will be required.

– Develop two types of QR codes (Text and web base) in partnership with the authority – the information platform to be used will be the existing Ein Treftadaeth web page through Eryri Mynyddoedd a Mor.

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=3626.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

35261000 Information panels
73210000 Research consultancy services
79315000 Social research services
80000000 Education and training services
92000000 Recreational, cultural and sporting services
98000000 Other community, social and personal services

1012 Gwynedd

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

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

b) Time-limit for receipt of completed tenders
27-11-2013  Time  12:00

c) Estimated award date 11-12-2013

4.5

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

ENWelsh

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

This project is funded by the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO)

(WA Ref:3626)

5.2

Additional Documentation

Quotation_Document_Lon_Las_Ogwen_Hyrwyddo_ac_Arwyddo_Final[1]
EinTreftadaethBrandGuidelinesFinal[1]
First_Industrial_Nation[1]
follow_the_story[1]
Route_Location_Plan_Lon_Las_Ogwen[1]
Wales_Slate_brand_manual_-_FINAL[1]
Wales_Slate_Heritage_Biling_RGB[1]

5.3

Publication date of this notice

06-11-2013