Works - 281252-2019

18/06/2019    S115    - - Works - Contract notice - Open procedure 

United Kingdom-Norwich: Buildings of particular historical or architectural interest

2019/S 115-281252

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Norfolk County Council
County Hall, Martineau Lane
NR16 1SW
United Kingdom
Contact person: Julie Ward
NUTS code: UKH15

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
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
Regional or local authority
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Demolition, Construction and Alteration Works at Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery for the Gateway to Medieval England Project

Reference number: NCCT41638
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Norfolk County Council is seeking a building contractor with significant experience of working on Grade 1 Listed buildings and a thorough understanding of scheduled monument consent requirements for archaeological recording, undertaking construction within a public building that remains open, and projects of a similar scope and scale. The principal funder is the heritage lottery fund but there are also many other public and private funders.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 8 500 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKH15
Main site or place of performance:

Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Norfolk County Council is seeking a building contractor to undertake demolition, construction and alteration works at Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery in 2019-2020. Norwich Castle is a lively heritage attraction with up to 220 000 visitors per annum, including 20 000 school children, and is part of a portfolio of museums managed by Norfolk Museums Service. Norfolk Museums Service has recently secured 8 756 800 GBP from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a transformational project that will see the Grade 1 listed norman stone keep, which is at the heart of the museum experience, transformed back to its former glory as a royal palace. The project will significantly improve the visitor experience by reinstating the Norman principal floor and making the keep a more accessible building. A new gallery of medieval object displays will also be created within the Keep, in partnership with the British Museum. The works consist of internal and external alterations to the Keep involving the removal of existing floor levels and the installation of new floor levels, creation of new gallery space, removal of the existing lift and its replacement with a new lift and stairs to a new roof viewing platform, the creation of new and enlarged openings within the keep walls and the development of a bridge-link via the eastern elevation. Internal and external alterations outside the Keep will create new museum and schools entrances, revised access arrangements and new café, shop and reception areas. The works involve the erection of extensions above existing development within the perimeter walls of the castle and the installation of a further new lift.

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: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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 principal funder is the heritage lottery fund but there are also many other public and private funders.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

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.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
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: 2018/S 233-531616
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 07/08/2019
Local time: 14:00
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.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 08/08/2019
Local time: 14:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:

This procurement will be managed electronically via the Council's e-procurement system. To participate in this procurement, applicants must first be registered on the system at

Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at

Once registered you will be able to see the procurement project under the ‘tenders’ section and ‘express an interest’ to view the documentation. If you encounter any difficulties whilst using the system you can contact the In-tend support team by phoning +44 8442728810 or emailing

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Norfolk County Council
County Hall, Martineau Lane
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern EN Standard form 02 — Contract Notice 12/19 Ireland). Proceedings must be brought within 30 days from the date of knowledge (the date on which the economic operator first knew or ought to have known that grounds for starting the proceedings had arisen) unless the Court considers that there is good reason for extending the period within which proceedings may be brought, in which case the Court may extend that period up to a maximum of 3 months from the date of knowledge.

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