Devon Historic Market and Coastal Towns Survey Project

Devon Historic Market and Coastal Towns Survey Project

The Historic Environment team from Cornwall Council has been sub-contracted, via a formal Memorandum of Agreement, to ensure this project is successfully delivered, on time and within budget, on behalf of Devon County Council who have been funded by English Heritage.

Devon Historic Market and Coastal Towns Survey Project
Organisation Name: Cornwall Council
Department: Environment, Planning & Economy
Reference Number: EHDC CC1
Expression of Interest Deadline: 20/04/2012
Tender Deadline: N/A
Contract Type: Service
Contract Size: 20-50K
Short Description: The Historic Environment team from Cornwall Council has been sub-contracted, via a formal Memorandum of Agreement, to ensure this project is successfully delivered, on time and within budget, on behalf of Devon County Council who have been funded by English Heritage. The overall aim is to ensure 17 individual historic towns, across the County of Devon, receive a detailed published characterisation survey, over the anticipated two and a half year project duration, subject to the provisional overall project funding allowance of £148K remaining in place or being exhausted over time.
Cornwall Council will be managing the progress of this project, on behalf of Devon County Council, but the successful applicant is likely to have to liaise closely with Cornwall Council, Devon County Council and English Heritage personnel to varying degrees whilst undertaking this commission. The commission is intended to be undertaken on a part-time basis: notionally two days per week but with some flexibility over precise working arrangements and mutual agreement on the most suitable 2 days for both parties form an operational perspective.
In order to meet the constraints of the available budget, payment for this work will be set at a maximum level of £210, ex VAT, per day, up to a maximum all inclusive allowable total for the commission as a whole of £40,000.
The project duration is intended to last from the beginning of June 2012 to the end of November 2014.
Detailed Description: Cornwall Council wishes to invite suitably experienced and accredited historic environment specialists to initially express a formal interest in being considered for this commission.
Duties will include consulting historic sources, identifying and defining the significant historical characteristics of each town, assessing how these have contributed to the modern townscape, identifying the nature and extent of surviving historic environment assets (whether as standing structures, below ground archaeological deposits or in the surviving historic town plan) and producing written and illustrated reports presenting the results of this work. Prospective providers must have a good and demonstrable understanding of the historic urban environment, familiarity with the range of historical sources available, experience of using ArcView GIS and excellent
written word and presentation skills. Prospective providers must able to work with a minimum of supervision, to demonstrate ability to deliver similar complex projects within budget and on time and be available to start work on the project from its anticipated commencement date in June.
The Historic Environment team from Cornwall Council has partly been asked to manage this project because it has a history of successfully delivering Extensive Urban Survey projects, and, in order to maintain the proven service quality of the team, it is essential that prospective providers have previous recent experience of working on this type of project.
If your organisation feels it can at least meet the outlined service requirements, then please formally express your interest ONLY via submitting the completed Expression of Interest form, as attached to this document below in the ‘what happens next section’ , by the due date and time .
As there is effectively a pre set budget for this commission, quotation submissions will principally be evaluated on a quality led basis and partly via responses to method statement type questions. The next step, the Request for Quotation (RFQ) process, will also involve the Council seeking more detailed additional information about the companies invited to submit quotations and their credentials relevant to the commission, e.g. adequate levels of insurance, financial stability etc. as well confirmation of their formal pricing structure proposals.
Detailed Description Bullet Points: 
  • Devon historic market and coastal towns urban characterisation survey
Relevant Documents:
Approximate Start Date: 01/06/2012
Approximate End Date: 30/11/2014
What Happens Next? 05042012_ehdc cc1 expression of interest return form_2582.doc
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