Review of Heritage Council Museums Standards Programme

The programme has been in operation for over a decade and a complete review of its operation and structure is now required to ensure the ongoing relevance of the programme.

The Museum Standards Programme for Ireland (MSPI) was established by the Heritage Council in 2006 to benchmark and promote professional standards in the care of collections and to recognise through accreditation the achievement of those standards within the Irish museum sector (see brief for further details).The programme has been in operation for over a decade and a complete review of its operation and structure is now required to ensure the ongoing relevance of the programme.

2 Requirements

The successful applicant will carry out an evaluation of the MSPI and present a report to the Council setting out the results of this analysis. This report will be required by close of business on 15 May 2020. The successful applicant will be provided with suitable briefing by the Council to allow the analysis to be carried out. The analysis should include, inter alia, the following:

  • To provide the Heritage Council with an evaluation and analysis of the impact, outputs and outcomes of the MSPI.
  • To analyse how the MSPI helps deliver on the strategic objectives of the HC and its parent department, Dept of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

NB This is an Invitation to Tender, with any suppliers invited to respond except for individuals or organisations who are directly involved in the Museum Standards Programme for Ireland, either as participants or in any other capacity.

Budget for this contract is €30,000 ex VAT

To Apply
Tenders must be submitted via the electronic postbox available on www.etenders.gov.ie by 3:00pm on Thursday 21st November 2019.

E-tenders reference- RFT 159700

See more about the Museum Standards Programme for Ireland here