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Services - 426412-2019

11/09/2019    S175    Services - Contract notice - Restricted procedure 

United Kingdom-London: Architectural and related services

2019/S 175-426412

Contract notice


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
Postal code: SW7 2DD
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Claire Organ
Telephone: +44 2078312998

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

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:
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

National Railway Museum Central Hall Design Competition

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

The National Railway Museum Central Hall Design Competition seeks an outstanding integrated team to design a new centrepiece building and propose enhancements to some of the fabric, infrastructure and organisation of the existing museum buildings.

The Central Hall will unite the core museum buildings, combining a new entrance experience with public-facing spaces for exhibition, orientation and reception.

The circa 4 500 m2 building needs to seamlessly integrate with existing museum spaces and will feature a spectacular new 1 000 m2 gallery. The building has a 16 500 000 GBP construction budget.

A series of significant upgrades to the existing buildings is also planned, with budgets identified for elements such as roofs, façade, demolitions, openings and services. These works have an associated construction budget of no more than 10 000 000 GBP. Depending on the post competition concept design, a proportion of these works may be undertaken by the appointed team for this project.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 1 845 000.00 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: UKE21
Main site or place of performance:

National Railway Museum, York.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The procurement is a 2-stage competition run under the restricted procedure. At stage one of the competition, the National Railway Museum is seeking integrated teams comprising: lead consultant, architect, principal designer (under the Construction and Design Management [CDM] Regulations 2015), Structural and Civil Engineer and MEP (Services) Engineer.

At the first stage of the competition, at least 5 competitors will be shortlisted on the basis of the selection criteria set out in the Search Statement.

At stage 2, teams will be asked to produce a design concept, based on the detailed information set out in the competition conditions and its appendices. Internationally-based competitors may be required to propose a UK-based executive architect as part of their team at stage 2.

The subject of this procurement process is the contract for full design services (RIBA 0-7) for the Central Hall, as well as full design services for a series of wider architectural and infrastructural improvements to the museum up to completion of RIBA Work Stage 2 (Concept Design) with an option to extend for further Work Stages 3-7 as required.

For further information, please refer to the procurement documents, available to download here:

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: 1 845 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 01/04/2020
End: 01/06/2025
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
Maximum number: 7
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Please refer to the procurement documents, available to download here:

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

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:

Please refer to the procurement documents, available to download here:

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.2.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:

Please refer to the procurement documents, available to download here:

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: yes
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: 16/10/2019
Local time: 14:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 01/11/2019
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: 6 (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
VI.3)Additional information:

(MT Ref:217129).

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:

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: