Services - 261626-2019

05/06/2019    S107

United Kingdom-Loughborough: Architectural and related services

2019/S 107-261626

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: The Loughborough Bellfoundry Trust
Postal address: The Bellfoundry, Freehold Street
Town: Loughborough
NUTS code: UKF22 Leicestershire CC and Rutland
Postal code: LE11 1AR
Country: United Kingdom

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Other type: Charity
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Charity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Saving the Last Major Bellfoundry in Britain: Design Team

II.1.2)Main CPV code
71200000 Architectural and related services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The Loughborough Bellfoundry Trust wishes to procure a comprehensive architect led design team to prepare proposals for the restoration of the Victorian Grade II* Listed John Taylor Bellfoundry in Loughborough.

The design team must include a RIBA (SCA) or AABC or equivalent accredited architect in a leading role. The lead architect will need to have specialist knowledge and experience of preserving, conserving and restoring complex historic buildings of high status (Grade I/Grade II*), preferably including Victorian industrial architecture and with a broad portfolio of work. An understanding of the complexities of running National Lottery Heritage Fund (previously HLF) grant funded projects is essential.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 631 357.00 EUR
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKF22 Leicestershire CC and Rutland
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

In 2018 the Loughborough Bellfoundry Trust (LBT) received a Round 1 pass from the National Lottery Heritage Fund (HF) for a project to restore the John Taylor Bellfoundry. The project is now in its development phase where proposals will be advanced before a Round 2 application is submitted to the HF in June 2020. As part of this, the LBT is seeking to procure a comprehensive architect led design team to provide design services in relation to the restoration of the John Taylor Bellfoundry. The design team must include a RIBA (SCA) or AABC or equivalent accredited architect in a leading role. It would also be preferable for sub-consultants to be members of professionally recognised conservation accreditation schemes.

The appointment will commence with completing the latter part of RIBA Work Stage 0 through to the completion of RIBA Work Stage 7. The appointment will be in 2 phases:

1) HF Development Phase: Which will be the completion of RIBA Work Stages 0-3 and extend up to the HF announcing the outcome of the project’s Round 2 application. Assuming a successful outcome and subject to a review by LBT, the design team will have an opportunity to continue to the second phase, the Hf delivery phase.

2) HF Delivery Phase: Which will be the completion of RIBA Work Stages 4-7 and the successful delivery of the project.

If the HF Round 2 application is unsuccessful or there is an unsatisfactory consultancy review after the development phase the appointment will be terminated.

The LBT is not a public body and therefore not itself subject to the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015). The terms of the grant funding which will be used for this project oblige the LBT to run any procurement to which the funding relates in accordance with the PCR 2015. The procurement for the design team is therefore being run in accordance with the PCR 2015 as an open procedure.

LBT is seeking to contract with a single service provider. This entity should have responsibility for ensuring all services are provided in accordance with the contract terms either by sub-contracting arrangements or otherwise.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: 18 / Weighting: 20
Quality criterion - Name: 27 / Weighting: 30
Quality criterion - Name: 24 / Weighting: 30
Cost criterion - Name: 11.9 / Weighting: 20
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

The procurement documents including details of how to submit a tender can be requested by e-mailing

All information supplied in connection with this ITT shall be regarded as confidential and by submitting a tender, a prospective supplier and proposed sub-consultants agrees to be bound by the obligation to preserve the confidentiality of all such 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.1.6)Information about electronic auction
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.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2019/S 039-088202
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract


Saving the Last Major Bellfoundry in Britain: Design Team

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 16
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Caroe Architecture Ltd
Postal address: 23-25 Gwydir St
Town: Cambridge
NUTS code: UKH12 Cambridgeshire CC
Postal code: CB1 2LG
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1223472237

Internet address:

The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 673 900.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot: 631 357.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted
Short description of the part of the contract to be subcontracted:

Cost consulting advice, M&E engineering advice, structural engineering advice, interpretation planning,

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

The procurement documents including details of how to submit a tender can be requested by e-mailing

The LBT reserves the right to reject any tender and/or to abort the ITT process at any time and/or not to award the contract to any prospective supplier without incurring any liability to the affected suppliers in accordance with the terms of the ITT and the PCR 2015.

At any time prior to the deadline for receipt, the LBT may amend the ITT document(s). Any such amendment will be notified to all prospective suppliers and where considered necessary, the LBT may extend (at its discretion) the tender return date.

No publicity regarding the provision of the goods/services or works or the award of any contract will be permitted unless and until the LBT has given express written consent to the relevant communication.

LBT has provided the information in the ITT and supporting documentation in good faith and it is believed to be correct by LBT to the best of its knowledge at the time of issue. Therefore the LBT has no liability towards the bidder as to the accuracy of such information.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Ingham Pinnock Associates
Town: Cambridge
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The LBT as Contracting Authority will enact a standstill period for a minimum of 10 calendar days following the identification of a preferred bidder which provides unsuccessful bidders, if they have grounds to do so, to raise a challenge.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: