Supplies - 179784-2016

27/05/2016    S101

United Kingdom-London: Assembly of metal structures

2016/S 101-179784

Contract notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: The Natural History Museum
Postal address: Finance Department, Cromwell Road
Town: London
NUTS code: UKI1 Inner London
Postal code: SW7 5BD
Country: United Kingdom
Internet address(es):
Main address:
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

NHM tender for provision of specialist armature and associated items for large dinosaur skeleton (cast).

II.1.2)Main CPV code
45223100 Assembly of metal structures
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Provision of specialist armature and associated items for large dinosaur skeleton (cast).

The Natural History Museum is looking to tour 1 of its large specimens around the UK. In order to facilitate this, we require the construction of a specialist modular armature and associated items to support the specimen on tour, along with storage items and other sundries.

Tenderers will need to provide at least 3 case studies describing the successful completion of a similar type of project, involving working with large specimens as well as heritage locations and facilitating a touring schedule.

The final contract will incorporate a fee for the design and manufacture of an armature, plinth, barrier and other items to support a touring exhibition around the UK of a large dinosaur cast specimen. This will also include the de-install/removal of the existing armature as well as associated packaging and crates for storage.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKI11 Inner London - West
Main site or place of performance:

Inner London — West.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provision of specialist armature and associated items for large dinosaur skeleton (cast).

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 28/06/2016
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 28/06/2016
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.3)Additional information:

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.

For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:

GO Reference: GO-2016524-PRO-8254580.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Town: London
Country: United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: