Architect Services for Tron Kirk Project

Architect Services for Tron Kirk Project

Appointment of an architect-led design team for the conservation and conversion of the former Tron Kirk to a World Heritage Centre.

United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Architectural services for buildings

2015/S 067-119980

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Edinburgh World Heritage Trust
5 Bakehouse Close, 146 Canongate
Contact point(s): World Heritage Site Project Manager
For the attention of: Fiona Rankin
EH8 8DD Edinburgh
Telephone: +44 1312207720
Fax: +44 1312207730

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Electronic access to information:

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate:

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 Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)
15 Rutland Square
Contact point(s): RIAS Consultancy
For the attention of: Charlene Rankin
EH1 2BE Edinburgh
Telephone: +44 1312297545
Internet address:

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

General public services
Recreation, culture and religion

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:

UK-Edinburgh: The Tron 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
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Edinburgh.

NUTS code UKM25

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)

Appointment of an architect-led design team for the conservation and conversion of the former Tron Kirk to a World Heritage Centre.

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71221000, 71200000

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


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:

It is anticipated that the construction value of the works will be 5 000 000 GBP.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 5 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

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:

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
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: yes
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: Architects and practices who wish to apply must either be registered with the Architects Registration Board of the UK; under terms of current UK acts, or hold such qualifications as comply with articles 3 and 4 of EC Directive 85/384/EEC.

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure


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

Envisaged number of operators: 5
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 below

1. Quality. Weighting 75

2. Price. Weighting 25

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:

Tron Project 2015
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: 8.5.2015

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

12.5.2015 – 12:00

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
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

The selection process will be by firstly notifying an expression of interest. An expression of interest will be deemed to be the completion and submission of a pre-qualification questionnaire by the date indicated in the pre-qualification documents obtainable for download from the Public Contracts Scotland Portal. Practices shortlisted from a qualitative assessment of the pre-qualification submissions will be invited to tender. Final selection will be on the basis of best value by balancing quality and price.
(SC Ref:342251).
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
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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