This guidance identifies the issues an organisation needs to address when developing a specification for an offsite store for physical records.  It is intended for use by public bodies during the preliminary stages of evaluating the required storage service and specifying the exact details for an invitation to tender.

Physical records include not only paper files, but any physical artefact that contains, or provides, information, such as books, laboratory samples, maps and plans.

Identifying and specifying requirements for offsite storage of physical records (PDF, 0.46Mb)

For more information please email information.management@nationalarchives.gsi.gov.uk

 

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