May 2016: Bristol and Region Archaeological Services (BaRAS) is a trading unit of Bristol Museum, part of the City Council. I regret I must advise you that following a review, including the status of BaRAS as a non-core function, BCC have decided that they do not wish to continue the activities they carry out. They are no longer accepting new work, and the operation will be wound down over the coming months, finally ceasing to trade in mid-July. They are now in the process of contacting clients and others to advise them.
http://www.baras.org.uk/ for more information about BaRAS and its projects; this will remain available for the time being, although some details relating to commercial services have been removed. If you have any queries between now and July please do not hesitate to contact them. Arrangements for enquiries after that date will be provided in due course.