United Kingdom-London: Architectural design services
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/Pages/default.aspx
Section II: Object
Architect/Lead Designer — Centre for Music.
The Barbican Centre, London Symphony Orchestra (‘LSO’) and Guildhall School of Music and Drama (‘GSMD’), are working in partnership to develop plans, funded by the City of London Corporation, for a new Centre for Music in the City of London. The Barbican Centre, LSO and GSMD wish (through the City of London Corporation) to procure the services of an Architect/Lead Designer to lead a design team for the Centre for Music and to progress its capital project to project completion. The Centre for Music will be a state-of-the-art, outstanding building with a world-class concert hall, education, training and digital spaces, excellent facilities for audiences and performers, and supporting commercial areas.
Other disciplines will be procured individually as detailed within the associated SQ and Tender documents available at www.capitalesourcing.com web-page.
Major Capital Construction Project
The Architect/Lead Designer, Civil and Structural Engineer, Building Services Engineer, Acoustic Consultant and Theatre Consultant will be procured independently. The initial appointment will be for concept design to support the business case for the Centre for Music with provision to instruct further RIBA design stages. All Architects invited to tender with receive an honorarium of 10 000 GBP for satisfactory completion of a Response to Brief.
The scope of service for the Architect/Lead Designer will include Principal Designer, Fire Engineering, Façade Consultants and Access Consultancy. If there is no capability in house these should be included as sub consultants.
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates as stated in the procurement documents.
Total estimated value excluding VAT: 12 000 000 GBP Maximum budget for the concept design developed sufficiently to support and inform the business case is 350 000 GBP.
Estimated contract length at 115 months plus 36 months soft landings. The contract length is dependent on the time table for the availability of the site.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
In accordance with Articles 57 and 58 of the Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council and Regulations 57 and 58 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and as set out in the SQ.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The contracting authority will incorporate a standstill period from the date when information on the award of the contract/s is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. Part 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 provides for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the Regulations to take action in the High Court (England and Wales). Any such action must be brought within the applicable limitation periods.