Comments are invited on the second draft of an IfA Standard and guidance for archaeological advice and procurement of archaeological services. The document was originally developed by a working group consisting of IfA staff and consultants from a range of different backgrounds and comments have been incorporated from a first round consultation earlier this year. The Standard and guidance aims to address issues of ethics, quality and consistency in the provision of archaeological advice on a consultancy basis and in the procurement of archaeological services. It does not apply to advice given by planning archaeologists working for or on behalf of local government historic environment services which is covered by a separate Standard and guidance. Comments from this consultation will be incorporated into a revised draft which will be proposed for interim adoption at the IfA’s AGM in October 2013.
We welcome general comments on the document and specific comments on the following questions.
The closing date for the consultation is 5pm on Friday 28 June 2013. Responses should be sent by email to consultation [at] archaeologists.net or by post to
Standard and guidance consultation
Institute for Archaeologists
SHES, University of Reading
PO Box 227
Reading, RG6 6AB
If your comments are based on the collated views of a group or organisation, please make this clear in your response. Your comments will inform the revision of this document which IfA aims to propose for interim adoption at its Annual General Meeting in October 2013. Due to the volume of comments expected, we regret that we are unable to respond individually to points raised but if you do wish to discuss urgent issues in more detail, please contact Kate Geary, IfA Standards Development Manager on 01691 771584.
DEADLINE: 5PM 5pm on Friday 28 June