To Appoint Lead Designer for the National Science and Media Museum

To Appoint Lead Designer for the National Science and Media Museum

The National Science and Media Museum in Bradford is seeking to appoint a Lead Designer for its Sound and Vision Galleries Project.

United Kingdom-London: Museum-exhibition services

2017/S 178-364726

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Science Museum Group
Science Museum, Exhibition Road
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079424000
NUTS code: UKE41
Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)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 electronically via:
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at:

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


Sound and Vision Galleries Lead Designer.

Reference number: NSM1234M

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The National Science and Media Museum in Bradford is seeking to appoint a Lead Designer for its Sound and Vision Galleries Project.

Please see attached tender documents for further information.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

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: UKE41
Main site or place of performance:

National Science and Media Museum.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The National Science and Media Museum in Bradford is seeking to appoint a Lead Designer for its Sound and Vision Galleries Project.

The National Science and media Museum holds outstanding collections on the history of photography, film, television, and sound technology. The collections originated in the collections of the Science Museum, and have grown since 1983 into the one of the leading collections of image and sound technologies in the world. However, many visitors to the museum at present do not appreciate the quality or importance of the collections, as many of the key objects have in the past been poorly displayed and badly interpreted.

The Sound and Vision Galleries will form the core of the museum: the most important part of any visit. They will complement our interactive science gallery (Wonderlab), and our temporary exhibition spaces and our cinemas. They will enable visitors to make sense of their visit, making intellectual connections between Wonderlab, which explores the science of light, sound and perception, and the Sound and Vision Galleries, which will explore how technology as used these sciences.

At present the collections are displayed in a series of media-specific galleries (photography, film/animation, television). The Sound and Vision Galleries will bring together these different collections into a pair of connected galleries, arranged by theme rather than subject or classification, and relate historic technologies to the lives of our visitors.

The Sound and Vision Galleries will be an object-rich permanent exhibition that celebrates the collections, including the unique and significant items held by the museum and telling the story of the development of still and moving images and sound in a compelling story that binds the three core collections of photography, film and television.

The project will refurbish gallery spaces on levels 3 and 5 of NSMM and create improved visitor access and facilities, through the introduction of a new accessible lift and refurbished visitor toilets.

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

Start: 09/01/2018
End: 01/07/2022
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.2.12)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

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
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: 16/10/2017
Local time: 13:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 26/10/2017

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

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

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The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at

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.

(MT Ref:202131).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Science Museum Group
Science Museum, Exhibition Road
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079424000Internet 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: