Services - 516802-2019

Submission deadline has been amended by:  557906-2019
31/10/2019    S211    Services - Contract notice - Restricted procedure 

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

2019/S 211-516802

Contract notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Somerset House Trust (SHT)
Postal address: Somerset House, Strand
Town: London
NUTS code: UKI32 Westminster
Postal code: WC2R 1LA
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Kristyna Francova
Telephone: +44 2075803360

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
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 to the following address:
Official name: Equals Consulting
Postal address: 130 Shaftesbury Avenue
Town: London
Postal code: W1D 5EU
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Kristyna Francova
Telephone: +44 2075803360
NUTS code: UKI32 Westminster

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Other type: Somerset House Trust
I.5)Main activity
Recreation, culture and religion

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

West Wing: New Auditorium and Public Space, Somerset House, London

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

Somerset House (SH) is London's Working Arts Centre. We offer a ground-breaking arts and entertainment programme and are a home to the UK's largest creative community. SH is acknowledged to be one of the finest and largest public buildings of the C18th; being one of the most accomplished Palladian buildings in England. It is a Grade I listed complex.

Somerset House Trust (SHT) wish to enhance part of its estate in between the West and New Wings to improve its cultural public offer, strengthen its identity as a hub for artists and creative enterprise and create a new public space that follows the route of a now lost historical connection from the Strand towards the river (West Street). Aside from the external courtyard area, SH does not have any facilities for large performances and gatherings of more than 200 people at a time. SHT is therefore seeking to identify and appoint a design team for a new 1 600 m2 auditorium and public space, known as ‘West Street’.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 50 000 000.00 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: UKI32 Westminster
Main site or place of performance:

Somerset House, Strand, London.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Somerset House is seeking to appoint a services engineer for this project.

Other design disciplines including the lead architects, structural engineer, landscape architects and other specialists such as theatre and acoustics designers, will be procured separately.

This will be a restricted process with expression of interest followed by an invitation to tender.

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: 54
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged number of candidates: 6
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

The proposed location of the new auditorium is in-between the New and West Wings. This site used to house the original ‘West Street’, which was demolished in the early 1 870 s. The area under West Street to the south of the site became a servicing area –which continues to be its current function, accessible via a dedicated entrance leading from embankment.

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:

Restricted to qualified building services engineers.

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:

Those qualified to practice building services engineering in their own countries and recognized by the relevant national institutions/organisations.

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing 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: 27/11/2019
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 12/12/2019
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: 4 (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:

Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the myTenders Web Site at

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VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Equals Consulting
Postal address: 130 Shaftesbury avenue
Town: London
Postal code: W1D 5EU
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2075803360

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: