Research Contract – England’s North Sea Ports

Research Contract – England’s North Sea Ports

English Heritage wishes to commission an exemplary project to address serious current shortfalls in our understanding of England’s port heritage and its significance, a situation that undermines attempts to develop well-founded and effective strategies for the protection and sustainable conservation management of that heritage.

Reference number: 6377

Deadline date:15/11/2013

This deadline is for… Submission of Prequalification Questionnaires

Contract value:£60,000 – £70,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: England Please see project brief for detailed location of the project.

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? Yes

Name of the buying organisation: English Heritage

 

Description of the contract

English Heritage wishes to commission an exemplary project to address serious current shortfalls in our understanding of England’s port heritage and its significance, a situation that undermines attempts to develop well-founded and effective strategies for the protection and sustainable conservation management of that heritage. The project will address current issues by compiling a strategic-level baseline understanding for ports over a sufficiently long section of England’s coasts to serve as a national exemplar of its approach for future extension around England’s remaining coastline. The project will undertake its assessments in two main stages. In the first stage the focus will be on a summary review of each port in the study area, building the evidence base to inform the second assessment stage. This will involve the strategic-level overview of the development, present character and significance of this coastline’s port heritage and the implications, both in terms of risk and opportunity, for heritage protection and sustainable management of the foreseeable changes affecting it. It is hoped that this Project will raise the understanding of the character and significance of port heritage across almost one third of England’s coastline, bringing it to a level that will enable confident, well-informed and fully contextualised decision-making to direct its sustainable future, whether considered at a national scale or at the grain of the individual port. Further details are contained in the project brief which is available for download in the Supporting Documents section (see below).

 

Classification of the contract

73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services

 

Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? Yes : National Heritage Protection Commissions Programme

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 12 Months

 

Who to contact

Contact name Charlotte Winter

Organisation name English Heritage

Address Room 3/60 , The Engine House , Fire Fly Avenue , Swindon, SN2 2EH

Telephone 020 7394 2987

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How to apply

Organisations interested in tendering should complete a Prequalification Questionnaire which can be obtained by emailing the following address: NHPCPtenders@English-Heritage.Org.Uk.