Heritage Asset Assessment for Territorial Waters
Heritage Asset Assessment:in Relation to Marine Designation Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish Territorial Waters.
UK-Swindon: Archaeological services
Section I: Contracting authority
The Engine House, Firefly Avenue
For the attention of: Charlotte Winter
SN2 1EH Swindon
Telephone: +44 2073942987
General address of the contracting authority: www.english-heritage.org.uk
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes
Welsh Government, Plas Carew
CF15 7QQ Cardiff
EH9 1SH Edinburgh
Department of Environment
BT2 8GB Belfast
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 8: Research and development services
This will be achieved through the provision and deployment of an array of archaeological field capabilities as directed by Historic Scotland, Cadw or NIEA, including, but not limited to, desk-based assessment, diver-based investigation and remote sensing in order to:
– Undertake specific assessment and/or targeted investigation, and;
– Maintain & deliver an archive of primary data and reports to include site reports, documentary research and logs, digital data including GIS information, bathymetry and imagery.
a) to undertake assessment and remedial actions in respect of designated marine heritage assets at risk through neglect, decay or other threats; and
b) undertake assessment of candidate sites for statutory designation under the various regimes in use in Scotland, Wales and N.Ireland.
In May 2013 and in February 2014, a work plan for the year will be discussed with each of the Heritage Agencies in accordance with their allocation. The work plan for each specific site will be detailed in a Brief for Archaeological Services provided by the respective Heritage Agency representative and agreed in advance with the Contractor.
Prior to the commencement of field investigations, the contractor will be expected to agree with the English Heritage Contract Manager an annual plan covering Scotland, Wales and N. Ireland.
With reference to guidance set out in relevant Management of Research Projects in the Historic Environment (MoRPHE: English Heritage, 2006) Technical Guides and Project Planning Notes, as well as the codes, standards and relevant guidance set out by the Institute for Archaeologists (IfA) or those provided by the respective heritage agencies, the following methods are to be employed:
Archaeological Assessment. Survey and assessment standards, desk-based/archival studies and assessments, geophysical and ROV survey, diver-based surveys, recording and recovery strategies, artefact collection & conservation policies, and the requirement for developmental work will be addressed in the method statement. The method statement will also describe how the methods will satisfy the objectives of the work, including management of lost time due to adverse weather conditions. Where appropriate, reference should be made to professional standards and guidance, to specific organisational procedures and manuals.
Post-assessment Methodology, Administration and Dissemination. Details of project archive preparation, project administration, time accounting, equipment (to include navigational and positioning equipment), computer hardware and software, photographic and office equipment, and describe how the methods will satisfy the objectives of the work and the standards to be worked to shall be included. Where appropriate, reference should be made to dissemination strategies related to the objectives of the work, professional standards and guidance, and to specific organisational procedures and manuals.
Diving, Navigation, Seamanship and Maritime Safety. Compliance with the Diving at Work Regulations 1997 and any other relevant current legislation and guidance for safe working practices at sea and on the coast will be met.
The Project Design should expand on the details above as necessary; the Commissioned Organisation will be expected to demonstrate a clear methodology that will meet the project’s aims and objectives, as set out above. Where alternative methods are proposed, these will be considered on their merits.
For project planning purposes, the Designated Datasets held for Scotland, Wales and N. Ireland are available as follows
Country Data-set Available from
Scotland GIS shapefiles showing boundaries of designated sites http://data.historic-scotland.gov.uk/pls/htmldb/f?p=2100:10:0
Information on designated and undesignated sites http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/index/heritage/wrecksites.htm www.rcahms.gov.uk
Wales GIS files showing boundaries of designated sites On request from firstname.lastname@example.org
Information on designated and undesignated sites http://coflein.gov.uk/en/search/
please note – for most up to date maritime information, contact Deanna Groom Deanna.email@example.com
N. Ireland GIS shapefiles showing boundaries of designated sites On request from Rhonda.firstname.lastname@example.org
Information on designated and undesignated sites On request from Rhonda.email@example.com
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 112 000 and 120 000 GBP
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
A full list of the Regulation 23(1) and 23(2) criteria are at http://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/project/reasonsForExclusion.html#pcr
Candidates will be required to answer these questions as part of the qualification process. For candidates who are registered overseas, you will need to declare if you have any offences/misconduct under your own countries laws, where these laws are equivalent to the Regulation 23 lists.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 45(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 45(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.
All economic operators expressing an interest in this tender will be asked to complete a pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) which will be issued to all. On the basis of the responses to the questionnaire English Heritage will select the suppliers who will be invited to tender.
Expressions of interest should be addressed to Charlotte Winter Telephone +44 2073942987 Email HHPCtenders@english-heritage.org.uk
As detailed in Pre-Qualification Questionnaire
Section IV: Procedure
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As detailed in Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
Section VI: Complementary information
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GO Reference: GO-201331-PRO-4623653
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:1.3.2013