Fair points, We all know that the IFA leaves a lot to be desired... However, what happens if an organisation is not IFA registered (as ub the case in norwich)?? BAJR is a recognised and respected organisation. Is it really the best venue for lisiting archaeological units/contractors?? Should it not restrict itself to 'Jobs resource' and 'the digger' (which has not been issued since march? contractors and tendering is a complicated issue, and one perhaps best left to local authorities/government. Lets face it our professional organisation is struggling.... Christopher Cumberpatch <[log in to unmask]> wrote: At least the BAJR does not claim to maintain standards, simply to provide a list of contractors, unlike the IFA which claims to monitor standards of practice in archaeology but provides no evidence of doing so. Chris Cumberpatch --------------------------------- ALL-NEW Yahoo! Messenger - all new features - even more fun!