Publisher: ACE and CECA
Date Published: Nov 2011
Intended as a standard form and "industry norm" for archaeological work in both the building and civil engineering industry the contract has been prepared in association with the Institute for Archaeology.
The contract provides for the traditional pattern of investigation commissioned by an Employer, designed or approved by a Consultant who administers the contract which is carried out by a specialist contractor and regulates the business relationship between the Employer and the Contractor.
The Appendix to the contract provides a choice of valuation and payment methods.
An Archaeological Investigation is usually undertaken to provide information:
In response to a proposed development which could cause damage to archaeological remains
As part of the planning process (within the framework of appropriate national planning policy guidance notes) and/or development plan policy
As part of an Environmental Impact Assessment
In connection with management plans and mitigation strategies of private, local and national or international bodies
Outside the planning process (e.g. infrastructure projects, ecclesiastical development, coastal erosion, agriculture, forestry and countryside management, works by public utilities and statutory undertakers)
Where the Investigation find Archaeological Remains they are recorded, analyzed and interpreted and the find disseminated as appropriate.