Services - 313122-2018

19/07/2018    S137

United Kingdom-Kensington: Architectural design services

2018/S 137-313122

Contract notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Victoria and Albert Museum
Postal address: Cromwell Road
Town: Kensington
NUTS code: UKI3 Inner London – West
Postal code: SW7 2RL
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079422229
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 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

Museum of Childhood Fit-out Lead Designer

Reference number: VA/CON/26/18
II.1.2)Main CPV code
71220000 Architectural design services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The V and A is seeking to appoint a lead design team for master planning and design services for the fit-out of the V and A Museum of Childhood (MoC) in Bethnal Green, which forms part of the MoC Future project, under the V and A Future Plan programme of capital redevelopment. The services to be included in the team are included but not limited to design/architecture, M and E, Structural, Lighting, Heritage, Fire, Graphics, management of other design practices, CDM-PD.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 478 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKI4 Inner London – East
Main site or place of performance:

Inner London — East.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The V and A is seeking to appoint a lead designer for its fit out of the MoC. The successful designer will lead a team adopting a co-design led approach to the galleries and all facilities of the fit out. This will initially comprise a re-briefing of the project, following which the design team will work with the client to engage other practices — to be appointed by variation to this contract – to take a creative lead for stages 2 and 3 of the design. The design team will be responsible for full design services from stage 4 onwards. Please note the values estimated in this notice are based on a 3 900 000 GBP build budget.

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: 478 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 15/10/2018
End: 01/06/2022
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: 3
Maximum number: 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

As stated in the procurement documentation.

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

The contract shall contain the option for the V and A and the successful designer to appoint other practices for creative design services for individual fit-out packages by means of a variation to this contract. The V and A shall have the option to add or remove consultant disciplines from the overall scope pre-contract.

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

As stated in the procurement documents.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

The successful designer must demonstrate a turnover equal to the contract value.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

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.1.8)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: 16/08/2018
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 23/08/2018
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)

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-2018717-PRO-12823541

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Victoria and Albert Museum
Postal address: Cromwell Road
Town: Kensington
Postal code: SW7 2RL
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079422229
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: