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Thursday, 20 June 2013

NAI issues tender for provision of Genealogy Service

NAI - Bishop St, Dublin 8
The National Archives of Ireland (NAI) has issued an invitation to tender for the provision of the Genealogy Service at its Bishop Street Reading Room from this summer.

The tender document says the service 'is intended primarily for first time visitors and enables them to discuss their research with experienced and professionally accredited genealogists, and to have assistance from the latter in consulting some of the most important finding aids. More experienced family historians may also avail of the service, in order to obtain expert advice on problems arising in the course of their research.'

In terms of technical and professional abilities, tenderers have to satisfy certain minimum skills and experience requirements (project leader must be a genealogist accredited by one of the accrediting bodies of Ireland, UK, USA or Australia; each of the panel of at least five Researchers must hold a recognised qualification and have one years' experience of paid research). All members of the tendering team have to have recent familiarity with the genealogical resources held by NAI.

Closing date for receipt of tenders is 11 July. Detailed documents relating to this public procurement competition are available via eTenders.

The one-year contract is expected to commence at the very end of July/early August and will continue to offer free professional genealogical advice to all visiting researchers from 10am to 1:30pm, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.