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Perth & Kinross Countryside Trust – Innerpeffray Library Interpretation Design Invitation to Quote

Description of work required

The Project Team wishes to appoint a suitably experienced consultant to deliver an interpretation design for the Innerpeffray Library that will create a clear, logical and engaging visitor journey around the site that incorporates the key features of the site and tells the story of the site.

The consultant is expected to design, manufacture and install all interpretive elements included in the design.

The interpretation design should include the following elements:

  • An eye-catching and intriguing roadside sign or feature on the B8062 to draw visitors to the site (‘in principal’ landowner permission is in place for this).
  • A ‘welcome feature’ in the car park that orientates visitors and highlights the key elements of the visitor experience – the timeline walk, the self-guided tour of the Library and Chapel and School Room café.
  • A ‘trailhead’ gateway feature drawing visitors to the start of the timeline walk.
  • A series of interpretive features that lead visitors around the outdoor areas of the site via the timeline walk and tell the story of the site from the end of the last Ice Age to the present.
  • An indicator feature that marks the end of the outdoor timeline walk and the start of the self-guided tour of the buildings.
  • A self-guided tour of the building interiors based on a mixture of printed, audio and digital materials. This should incorporate:
    • The viewing of an existing 5 min animated video ( – possibly on a monitor located in the School Room Café or Lower Library.
    • Information that highlights the Library’s collection and particularly the Janet St Germain bequest of Scottish first additions - possibly through the use of wall information panels in the Library.

Interpretation Theme

The overall theme of the Innerpeffray Library interpretation plan is to tell the story of how the printed word, the availability of books through public lending libraries and the spread of literacy through universal school education have shaped Scottish society.  The unique place of the Innerpeffray Library in this story, as the first free public lending library in Scotland, should be highlighted.  The working title of the overall experience that will tell this story is “the Long Walk for Knowledge”.


The total budget for designing, producing and installing the interpretive design is £30,000.  This is inclusive of all VAT, professional fees, transport and other costs.

The chosen consultant would be expected to demonstrate that their proposed interpretive plan can be realised within this budget and include a budget breakdown of how this amount is allocated across the elements included in their design.

The full invitation to quote document is available to download here: PKCT Invitation to Quote - INNERPEFFRAY

 Submission Timetable

Invitation to quote issued Thursday 15th November 2018
Pre tender site visit Tuesday 27th November 2018
Deadline for submission of Tenders 9am, Monday 10th December 2018
Tender Presentations Tuesday 18th December 2018
Appointment of consultant Wednesday 19th December 2018
Inception meeting Tuesday 8th January 2018
Design Completed and Signed-Off Friday 29th March 2019
Design Manufacture and Installation Completed Friday 31st May 2019


Submission Deadline

Any questions about this invitation to quote should be submitted to Andrew Barrie.

Andrew Barrie, Strategic Routes Officer

Perth & Kinross Countryside Trust

Pullar House,  Kinnoull Street

Perth, PH1 5GD

T: 01738 475 339 E:

If you wish to attend the pre-tender site visit, please contact Andrew Barrie for details.

Tenders should be submitted to Andrew Barrie no later than 09:00 on Monday 10th December 2018.

Scottish Charity No. SC027481