This first consultation draft of an IfA Standard and guidance for archaeological advice and procurement of archaeological services has been developed by a working group consisting of IfA staff and consultants from a range of different backgrounds and has benefitted from comments by members of IfA Council and its Professional Development and Practice Committee.
It 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. Depending on the results of this consultation, the aim is for the Standard and guidance to be proposed for interim adoption at an EGM in April 2013.
All the consultation documents can be found on the member area of our website at www.archaeologists.net/cons2012procurement.
The deadline for the consultation is Thursday 31 January at 5pm.