HDC Projects in 2016...

Selection of HDC projects in 2016...

Selection of HDC projects in 2016

ProjectCountryActivityCompletion DateDetails
EU Lot 9 Framework ContractsWorldwidePlanning, Evaluation, Training, ResearchOngoing
HDC is a partner in an international consortium led by GFA Consulting based in Hamburg, Germany. The consortium provides rapid-response short-term technical assistance to European Union delegations via the Lot 9 framework. We assist with projects in the culture sector. Lot 9 Framework Contracts (FWC) are the European Union's (EU) mechanism for recruiting experts to provide short-term advisory services at very short notice – normally within about 3 weeks. The technical assistance, via individual assignments, may be required at any stage of the project cycle from the design of projects through to final evaluation, and may cover any sector(s) within a given technical field. The European Union FWCs are divided into several thematic lots (health, rural development etc), as well as by who they are designed to benefit, i.e. EU delegations or beneficiaries of EU external aid (known as BENEF). CfBT currently manages an FWC BENEF known as Lot 9 – there are 12 lots. Lot 9 covers the education, culture, training, labour market and employment and social sectors specifically. Assistance is delivered by the consortium via individual assignments through specific contacts. The objectives of each assignment are described in a Terms of Reference which are issued as 'requests for services' by European Union (EU) delegations around the world. Each request has a maximum contract value of €200,000, and is sent to a maximum of four pre-selected consortia who respond through a competitive process. Consortia are notified of the results of their bids two weeks thereafter and the successful contractor proceeds with mobilising their team of experts within a few days or weeks. In 2016 the consortium was awarded projects in: - Bonaire - Aruba - Barbados - Madagascar - Cambodia - Bangladesh
Marriott’s Way Interpretation MasterplanUKInterpretation Masterplanning
HDC commissioned by Norfolk County Council's Trail Team to develop an interpretation plan for the entire Marriott’s Way trail as part of an HLF funding bid. The Marriott's Way is a 26 mile footpath, bridleway and cycle route, which follows the routes of two disused railway lines, and runs between the historic market town of Aylsham and the medieval city of Norwich in Norfolk in the UK. The path uses the trackbeds of two former railway lines, from Themelthorpe to Norwich and from Themelthorpe to Aylsham. The Themelthorpe to Norwich line was built in 1882 by the Lynn and Fakenham Railway Company which was taken over by the M&GNJR in 1893, as part of a line that ran to Melton Constable. This line gave a through route to the Midlands. The Themelthorpe to Aylsham line was completed in 1893 by the Great Eastern Railway to provide a link to its other lines at Wroxham and County School railway station close to North Elmham. The lines were never profitable. Freight services were largely based on farm products and the line closed to passenger traffic in 1959. In 1960 the two lines were joined by the so-called Themelthorpe Curve (believed to be the sharpest bend in the British Rail network). Its construction was to keep open the important movement of concrete products from Lenwade railway station. Once concrete production ceased in 1985 the line was closed. The name of the route originates from the chief engineer and manager of the Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway M&GNJR, William Marriott who held this position for 41 years. Discover more about the Marriott's Way at http://www.marriottsway.info