United Kingdom-Kensington: Architectural design services
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: https://www.vam.ac.uk/
Section II: Object
V&A East Collection and Research Centre Design
The V&A is seeking to procure a creative, analytical architect(s) to respond to our challenging brief to create a new Collection and Research Centre at Here East in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London. Under the umbrella of V&A East, the V&A is creating two ambitious new public sites; one is a dynamic museum at Stratford Waterfront and the other a major centre for collection, research and learning at Here East (within the former Olympic Broadcasting Centre), both part of the Cultural and Educational District (CED) in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
V&A East will be a place for discovery, learning, research, production and display, which will significantly expand the museum’s reach and impact. It will enable open and enhanced access to the V&A’s collection, and together with new research, and public programmes, we will shape the designers, makers, thinkers and curators of the future.
Inner London – East.
The V&A is looking for an architect, or collaboration of architects and designers, who are inspired by our vision to make a significant proportion of our objects accessible in a new facility in Stratford. It’s an unusual project so collaborations are encouraged to ensure that the range of skills required for the Collection and Research Centre are available to the museum.
The winning practice(s) will be appointed to design the collections centre from Stage 1 to 6. However, the V&A reserves the right to phase the project. The below estimated value is based on 8 %; please note that the build budget excluding fees is £25m. We estimate that fees for this contract will be between 6 % and 8 %.
As stated in the procurement documents.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
As stated in the procurement documents. Please note that a minimum turnover of £1.2m is required.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary 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.
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GO Reference: GO-2018123-PRO-11777027.