United Kingdom-Chester: Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/
Main address: www.cheshireeast.gov.uk
Section II: Object
Cheshire Archives and Local Studies.
Cheshire Archives and Local Studies: Appointment of Design Team for proposed new History Centres in Chester and Crewe.
Cheshire Archives and Local Studies identifies, collects and cares for archives and publications that are the evidence of Cheshire's communities lives past and present. We deliver access for all of our collections for information, learning and enjoyment to make sure archives survive so that future generations will be able to do the same.
Cheshire Archives and Local Studies is headquartered at the Cheshire Record Office in Chester, where it has been based since 1985. The building is no longer fit-for-purpose as storage conditions and space do not meet current standards and accommodation for staff, volunteers and public falls below current expectations. Increasingly its suitability is being questioned on health and safety grounds.
Elected members in both authorities have approved the development of a delivery model for the service which sees two new History Centres being developed as bases for the service. One will be a ‘headquarters’ building in Chester and the second facility will be in Crewe.
The Councils are therefore seeking a range of consultancy services to support the preparation of this application, namely:
— Activity Planning,
— Interpretation and Exhibition,
— Business Planning,
— External bid writing support,
— A Design Team.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
As set out in tender documents.
Section IV: Procedure
This contract is being procured using an e-tendering system called ‘The Chest’. If you are not currently registered you must first register at www.The-Chest.org.uk
All bids MUST be submitted via The Chest, no manual submissions will be accepted.
Section VI: Complementary information
This contract is being procured using an e-tendering system called ‘The Chest’. If you are not currently registered you must first register at www.The Chest.org.uk
You will be able to search current opportunities via the ‘Organisation’ drop down menu for Cheshire West and Chester tenders. Select the particular opportunity from the list and register interest; you will then be able to find further information by accessing the tender documentation. The closing date for receipt of tender via The Chest is 10:00, 8.1.2018
No manual submissions will be allowed.
Please do not call the Procurement Department to find out initial details of this opportunity - all instructions and details of this opportunity will be found in the tender pack once you have accessed it. Any clarification questions MUST be raised via The Chest in the messages section.
Any notifications regarding the opportunity will be raised via The Chest. It is your responsibility to be aware of any updates.
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: In accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) (the regulations) the Council shall operate a standstill period of no less than 10 days between notifying contractors of its intention to award the contract and the award of the contract.
Any appeal during this period shall be addressed to:
The Head of Governance, Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council, HQ. 58 Nicholas Street, Chester, CH1 2NP, United Kingdom.
If the appeal is not successfully resolved contractors may commence legal action for breach of duty in the High Court in accordance with regulation 47, within 3 months of the date when grounds for starting proceedings first arose.