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Subject: Request for bids: Conservation assessment

Request for bids: Conservation assessment

From: Lesley Ferguson <lesleyf>
Date: Thursday, February 6, 2003
Invitation to Tender
Conservation Assessment Report
Sir Basil Spence Collection Project

The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of
Scotland (RCAHMS) wishes to tender for a Conservation Assessment
Report to assess the condition of the Sir Basil Spence Collection
and prepare recommendations for its stabilization and treatment.
RCAHMS has been awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund Project Planning
Grant in order to fund the cost of preparing the Report and the
rolling out of the recommendations of the Report will be included in
a subsequent HLF application.

Objectives of the Conservation Assessment Report: To assess the
condition of the archive material (drawings, photographs, models,
manuscripts and ephemera) that makes up the Sir Basil Spence
Collection and to recommend and cost of any necessary treatment and
appropriate storage materials.

Nature of work: RCAHMS is the client for this work. The Project will
be run by Ms Jane Thomas, Curator of Collections, NMRS.

The appointed consultant will be expected to:

    *   Assess the condition of the collection and present the
        results in a written report.

    *   Recommend any preventative or detailed treatment required to
        stabilize the material and make it safe to be handled by the
        public. Recommendations should include prioritisation of
        work, time required for work, level of skills and
        qualifications required, and cost of any associated
        materials.

    *   Recommend appropriate storage materials and provide details
        of suppliers and costs.

    *   Assess treatment to enable items to be exhibited.

Timetable: The work should be undertaken in a maximum of 140 hours.
This should ideally comprise a block of 35 hours in February/early
March 2003 carrying out an initial assessment, ten regular visits of
seven hours during March and a block of 35 hours in April 2003
preparing the Report. Report is to be submitted to RCAHMS by May
2, 2003.

For further information or details about this tender please contact

    Jane Thomas
    Curator of Collections, RCAHMS
    John Sinclair House
    16 Bernard Terrace
    Edinburgh EH8 9NX
    janet [at] rcahms__gov__uk

Deadline for tenders: February 21, 2003
Report deadline: May 2, 2003


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