Exhibition Tender for English Heritage

Exhibition Tender for English Heritage

English Heritage is seeking expressions of interest from exhibition designers for the creation of a new experience at Conisbrough Castle. The project will involve the creation of an exhibition in a new visitor centre, a scheme of external graphic panels, and an interactive experience within the castle keep.

UK-London: Artistic and literary creation and interpretation services

2012/S 247-407657

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

English Heritage
1 Waterhouse Square, 138-142 Holborn
For the attention of: David Thomas
EC1N 2ST London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2079733504
E-mail: david.thomas@english-heritage.org.uk
Fax: +44 2079733325

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.english-heritage.org.uk

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
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)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Conisbrough Castle Interpretation Project
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 27: Other services
NUTS code UKE3
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Artistic and literary creation and interpretation services. Museum-exhibition services. English Heritage is seeking expressions of interest from exhibition designers for the creation of a new experience at Conisbrough Castle. The project will involve the creation of an exhibition in a new visitor centre, a scheme of external graphic panels, and an interactive experience within the castle keep. The following elements will be included: audiovisual experiences, models and interactive displays, graphic and 3D design, lighting design, object displays and the dressing of historic spaces.
Conisbrough Castle is one of South Yorkshire’s best surviving examples of medieval military architecture, and one of the few surviving examples of its kind in Europe. The 12th-century castle occupies a commanding position on the southern bank of the River Don, overlooking a narrow valley carved into the Magnesian Limestone from which the Castle is built. The new visitor experience is due to open for Easter 2014 and the interpretation scheme is part of a wider project supported by the HLF and including a new visitor centre and series of activities aimed at connecting the castle back to the community of Conisbrough. The overall project is a partnership between English Heritage and Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council.
The budget is in the range of 150-200,000 GBP subject to confirmation of scope of services.
As part of your pre qualification questionnaire you will be asked to provide details of the sub contractors you would be using if awarded the contract.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

92310000, 92521100

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
The project will involve the creation of an exhibition in a new visitor centre, a scheme of external graphic panels, and an interactive experience within the castle keep. The following elements will be included: audiovisual experiences, models,interactive displays, graphic and 3D design, lighting design, object displays and the dressing of historic spaces.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 150 000 and 200 000 GBP
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
Duration in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)

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
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The Authority will apply all the offences listed in Article 45(1) of Directive 2004/18/EC (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Public Contract Regulations (PCR) 2006 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 45(2) of Directive 2004/18/EC (see also Regulation 23(2) in the PCR 2006) to the decision of whether a Candidate is eligible to be invited to tender.
A full list of the Regulation 23(1) and 23(2) criteria are at http://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/project/reasonsForExclusion.html#pcr

Candidates will be required to answer these questions as part of the qualification process. For candidates who are registered overseas, you will need to declare if you have any offences/misconduct under your own countries laws, where these laws are equivalent to the Regulation 23 lists.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 45(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 45(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.
AS outlined in the PQQ document

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: AS outlined in the PQQ document
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
AS outlined in the PQQ document
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
Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Envisaged minimum number 5: and maximum number 8
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Service providers expressing an interest in this tender must complete a prequalification questionnaire which will be
available on e-mailed request from the address in I.1. On the basis of responses to the
questionnaire English Heritage will select the service providers who will be invited to tender. Pre
qualification questionnaires must be requested no later than 11.1.2013 and returned no later than 4
pm on 16.1.2013. Please note that from 21st December 2012 until 1st January 2013 inclusive there will be no-one available to answer queries or provide information.
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
no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
16.1.2013 – 16:00
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
English.
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. GO Reference: GO-20121217-PRO-4460035
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:17.12.2012

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