Supplies - 291252-2018

06/07/2018    S128    - - Supplies - Contract notice - Restricted procedure 

United Kingdom-Kensington: Architectural design services

2018/S 128-291252

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079422229
NUTS code: UKI3

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 electronically via:
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
Recreation, culture and religion

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Cromwell Road Entrance Architecture and Experience

Reference number: VA/CON/36/18
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Following the opening of the new Exhibition Road entrance in June 2017, the next major project at the V and A is to transform the entrance on Cromwell Road. This iconic space has acted as a welcome and hub for visitors for over 100 years, not only as a point of orientation and visit planning, but as a centre for events of all types. The V and A is inviting interested design teams, comprising of designers / architects and user experience designers working together to apply to provide design services for the refurbishment of the Cromwell Road entrance; a project in 2 phases.

Phase 1 will comprise a redesign of:

— glass entrance doors,

— gecurity bag check area

Phase 2 will comprise a redesign of:

— entrance desk,

— furniture,

— cloakroom,

— men’s and Women’s toilets,

— lighting,

— heating.

An overall concept design for the entire space will be required as part of Phase 1, to ensure that the elements delivered fit within the identity of the wider design.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 225 000.00 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: UKI3
Main site or place of performance:

Inner London – West

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The scope as set out in II.1.4). The draft Brief and Programme can be found in the Delta tender box.

Please note that the estimated values and contract period stated in this notice refer to Phase 1 + Phase 2.

Phase 1 alone has an estimated value of 50 000 GBP and an estimated programme of 1 October to 1 February.

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
Value excluding VAT: 225 000.00 GBP
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.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 4
Maximum number: 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

As stated in the procurement documents

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

The initial Contract is for the provision of design services for Phase 1 of the project. The Contract has the option for the provision of design services for Phase 2 of the project to be instructed as a variation under this contract subject to the V and A being able to raise the required funding.

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

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
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria:

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Please note the Authority requires a minimum turnover of 225 000 GBP (across the group of applicants) in order to be considered to be invited to tender

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
Restricted 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
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 03/08/2018
Local time: 17:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 13/08/2018
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
Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
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-201874-PRO-12732934

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: