Contracting Records Recovery Services
1. Identify the services you need. To help, here are tasks NARA has found may be needed for records recovery: Records Recovery Services.
2. Compile service needs and other requirements, and incorporate in a contract. Here is a sample Performance Work Statement and Contract Template. It is designed for use by federal and other government authorities, but will also be helpful for anyone working with commercial vendors.
Website links to examples of vendors who provide these services below. These examples are for information only, and inclusion should not be viewed as an endorsement of the quality of the vendor's services by NARA. They are arranged by service categories, so some company names may appear more than once.
Advice and Planning
Facility and Equipment Recovery
Cold/Freezer Storage for Wet Records
Drying Paper-based Records
Drying Photographic Film-based Records (negatives, microfilm, X-rays, aerial film)
Records Cleaning, Mold Remediation, Insect Infestation, Decontamination
Drying Magnetic and Digital Media Records, Data Recovery
Artifacts and other Cultural Property