Architect Required for Natural History Museum

Architect Required for Natural History Museum

Architect acting as Principal Designer for the Natural History Museum Waterhouse Link Project.

United Kingdom-London: Architectural and related services

2015/S 062-108736

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
For the attention of: Mr J Baker
SW7 5BD London
Telephone: +44 2079425416

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Other: National Museum

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract


II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Architect acting as Principal Designer for the Natural History Museum Waterhouse Link Project.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 12: Architectural services; engineering services and integrated engineering services; urban planning and landscape engineering services; related scientific and technical consulting services; technical testing and analysis services

NUTS code UKI1

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Architectural and related services. Architectural design services. Architect acting as Principal Designer for the Waterhouse Link Project.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71200000, 71220000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes


This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

See PQQ for details.
II.2.2)Information about options

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Joint and Severable Liability.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As described in the PQQ.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Accelerated restricted
Justification for the choice of accelerated procedure: Urgent requirement due to operational constraints and need to maintain business continuity.

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 3: and maximum number 6
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:


IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract


IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 10.4.2015 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

10.4.2015 – 17:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates


IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)Additional information

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender. The objective of this Procurement is to provide the Museum with an Architect and Principal Designer ideally with experience in the Museum/cultural/heritage sector. Selected suppliers will form a shortlist of Architect/Principal Designer providers from which the Museum will select an appropriate company to deliver its vision for the Waterhouse Link. Applicants must demonstrate they have experience in providing services within grade 1 and 2 listed buildings. A thorough understanding and working knowledge of the documentation and business processes involved is a core requirement of this procurement. Applicants must also demonstrate that they have extensive experience of working on projects using various contract formats, with a particular emphasis on the NEC3 and JCT model forms. Potential bidders are required complete and submit their pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) via the Delta e-sourcing website, and suitable candidates will be short listed from PQQ’s received and invited to tender. The Access Code for this PQQ is: 6M67F4M8WX. The deadline for submitting your response(s) is 10.4.2015 — 17:00. Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time to upload your PQQ to the Delta e-sourcing site prior to the closing time. We suggest at least 90 minutes. If you experience any technical difficulties please contact the Delta eSourcing Helpdesk on call +44 8452707050 or email

For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:

GO Reference: GO-2015325-PRO-6470480.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Body responsible for mediation procedures

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
12 Bloomsbury Square
WC1A 2LP London
Telephone: +44 2074217444
Internet address:
Fax: +44 2074044023

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:


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