Development and Support of Audio Guides Content and Equipment

Development and Support of Audio Guides Content and Equipment

The Houses of Parliament require a Contractor to develop and deliver audio-guide content and associated hardware to enable provision of audio-guided tours to commercial visitors to the Houses of Parliament. Parliament currently offers tours with in-house Visitor Assistants as well as Blue Badge Guides.

Reference number: GSV1184

Deadline date:14/06/2013

This deadline is for… Return of tenders

Contract value:£250,000 – £280,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: London

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? No

Name of the buying organisation: The House of Commons

 

Description of the contract

The Houses of Parliament require a Contractor to develop and deliver audio-guide content and associated hardware to enable provision of audio-guided tours to commercial visitors to the Houses of Parliament. Parliament currently offers tours with in-house Visitor Assistants as well as Blue Badge Guides. It intends to offer the audio-guided tour as its basic ticketing option as part of a ‘tiered’ offering it is developing. Tours with guides will continue to be offered both as a ‘premium’ and specialist option – focusing on particular themes or parts of the building. The audio-guided tour should appeal to, and cater for, visitors to Parliament on paid-for tours, of which there are currently around 180,000 every year. With intended operational changes, we are expecting this to be more in the region of 330,000 by 2014 – across c124 open days. The audio-guide should be produced in several languages and versions – production of the following is required: • English Language adult version • English Language child version • Italian adult version translation • Spanish adult version translation • German adult version translation • French adult version translation • Russian adult version translation • British sign-language audio-visual adult version translation The Contract will be for an initial three years, with options to extend for up to a further two years. Please express your interest via the House of Commons procurement portal https://in-tendhost.co.uk/parliamentuk/aspx/Home Please note your expressions of interest via our In-Tend procurement portal to be received no later than 12noon Friday 14 June 2013.

 

Documents

Classification of the contract

92500000 Library, archives, museums and other cultural services

 

Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 36 Months

 

Who to contact

Contact name Mariana Apostol

Organisation name The House of Commons

Address Westminster, London, Middlesex, SW1A 0PW

Telephone 020 7219 1600

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How to apply

Please express your interest via the House of Commons procurement portal https://in-tendhost.co.uk/parliamentuk/aspx/Home Please note your expressions of interest via our In-Tend procurement portal to be received no later than 12noon Friday 14 June 2013.

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