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Services - 400753-2019

26/08/2019    S163

United Kingdom-London: Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services

2019/S 163-400753

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Science Museum Group
Postal address: Science Museum, Exhibition Road
Town: London
NUTS code: UKI LONDON
Postal code: SW7 2DD
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: melinda.vainoras@sciencemuseum.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 2079424000
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.mytenders.co.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA1574
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.mytenders.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.mytenders.co.uk
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
II.1.1)Title:

Lead Designer — Wonderlab at National Railway Museum

Reference number: NRM1872M
II.1.2)Main CPV code
71000000 Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The Science Museum Group is seeking to appoint a lead designer for the Wonderlab gallery project.

The overall aim of the Wonderlab project is to deliver a world-leading, engineering-focussed interactive gallery that engages our audiences with engineering and the railways through experience, interactivity and play.

Wonderlab will offer a unique, hands-on and immersive opportunity to design, create and test solutions — just like real engineers.

Wonderlab will be awe-inspiring, designed to appeal to 7-14 years old no matter their background, access requirements or level of knowledge.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
45212313 Museum construction work
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKE21 York
Main site or place of performance:

National Railway Museum.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Science Museum Group is seeking to appoint a lead designer for the Wonderlab gallery project.

Change and innovation in the railways has never been more visible or more important. The UK rail economy is at a watershed moment, with the biggest investment programme in the railways since Victorian times. Yet the country currently has an annual shortfall of 20 000 engineers and scientists and it’s predicted that we’ll need 1 800 000 new engineers and technicians by 2025.

The overall aim of the Wonderlab project is to deliver a world-leading, engineering-focussed interactive gallery that engages our audiences with engineering and the railways through experience, interactivity and play.

Wonderlab will position the National Railway Museum as the world-leader in inspiring young people to engage with engineering and is a critical part of the National Railway Museum’s transformative masterplan — Vision 2025 — which will re-position the museum: as a world-class centre of innovation and inspiration; a celebration of the global significance of the railways; a vibrant centre of learning and ideas-exchange and, an essential part of its community.

Wonderlab will offer a unique, hands-on and immersive opportunity to design, create and test solutions – just like real engineers.

Wonderlab will be awe-inspiring, designed to appeal to 7-14 years old no matter their background, access requirements or level of knowledge.

Inspired by the existing features of the current engineering workshop, Wonderlab will adapt and develop this aesthetic into a welcoming, inspiring and sophisticated space that can support a well-paced visitor journey.

Visitors to Wonderlab will encounter powerful and memorable experiences that encourage them to ‘think like an engineer’, they will develop new skills, deepen their understanding, be challenged in their perceptions and grow in confidence to talk about engineering and its relationship to the railways.

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: 35
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: 5
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
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

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
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: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 23/09/2019
Local time: 13:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 26/09/2019
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English

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:

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the myTenders website at https://www.mytenders.co.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=217100

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at https://www.mytenders.co.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

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VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Science Museum Group
Postal address: Science Museum, Exhibition Road
Town: London
Postal code: SW7 2DD
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079424000
Internet address: http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
22/08/2019