The Register of Heritage Contractors aims to provide contractors with the opportunity to demonstrate their proficiency in the field of heritage works, while providing both public and private clients with an accessible list of reliable heritage contractors.
The Register is divided into two parts:
- Main Contractors, who are available for larger projects and who have demonstrated their experience in managing heritage projects for all types of heritage works
- Specialist Contractors, who have demonstrated experience in executing projects in one or more of the specialist categories.
The criteria for the Register is set out and agreed by the Heritage Registration Board and all contractors are approved by a separate Selection Committee. The Heritage Registration Board includes representatives from the Department of Arts, Heritage & The Gaeltacht; Office of Public Works; Heritage Council; Irish Georgian Society; Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland; Limerick Institute of Technology; Fingal County Council; Private Sector Professionals; Construction Industry Federation.
To be recognised as the principal, independent and reliable source of information on Contractors and Specialists for Public and Private Heritage Project procurement.
To establish and oversee appropriate standards of ethics, competence, skills and knowledge.
To encourage the provision of management and skills development opportunities.
To provide Contractors and Specialists on the RHC Register enhanced opportunities in tendering for Heritage Projects.
(10 October 2012)