Interpretive Design Services for Blackpool Heritage Museum

Interpretive Design Services for Blackpool Heritage Museum

Blackpool Council is seeking submissions in order to appoint a design consultant to provide museum interpretative design services for the Blackpool Museum Project.

United Kingdom-Blackpool: Museum-exhibition services

2015/S 018-029119

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Blackpool Council
PO Box 4
FY1 1NA Blackpool
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: donna.parkinson@blackpool.gov.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

Regional or local authority

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)Description

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

Interpretive Design Services for Blackpool Heritage Museum.

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

Services
Service category No 26: Recreational, cultural and sporting services

NUTS code UKD42

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)

Blackpool Council is seeking submissions in order to appoint a design consultant to provide museum interpretative design services for the Blackpool Museum Project. The appointment is in two phases: initially for equivalent to RIBA design stages 1-3 and then with consideration for providing RIBA stages 4-7 as phase two of the project.
This will be no conventional museum — it will be a dynamic and celebratory space — a blend of museum, visitor attraction and theatre, filled with artefacts, film, music and performance. It will be immersive, participatory and inclusive. It will have a strong personality with a memorable and distinctive take which is true to the lively spirit of Blackpool.
We are therefore seeking submissions from designers with a broad range or ‘interpretative’ design skills and experience, who can clearly demonstrate an innovative and exciting creative approach to our project.
The budget allocated for the interpretative displays is 2 068 000 GBP (exclusive of fees).

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

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

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:

Blackpool is at the beginning of an incredibly exciting journey.
Blackpool was the first mass seaside resort created for the working class in the world. It has an internationally important history. Indeed Blackpool remains the byword for the seaside holiday worldwide. It has a unique place in the development of British Popular Culture, but nowhere is this fascinating story told. Blackpool Council has set out to create a brand new Museum for Blackpool which will bring together the heritage, artefacts, stories and memories which together tell the local, national and international Blackpool Story. The Museum will be based in the in the Pavilion Theatre within the Blackpool Winter Gardens.
We have been successful in securing a Round 1 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. This money will pay for the Development Phase (from now until autumn 2015). We will then submit a Round 2 Heritage Lottery application which should unlock major investment to actually make the museum. Our aim is to open the museum in 2018.
Expressions of Interest.
Blackpool Council is seeking submissions in order to appoint a design consultant to provide museum interpretative design services for the Blackpool Museum Project. The appointment is in two phases: initially for equivalent to RIBA design stages 1-3 and then with consideration for providing RIBA stages 4-7 as phase two of the project.
This will be no conventional museum — it will be a dynamic and celebratory space — a blend of museum, visitor attraction and theatre, filled with artefacts, film, music and performance. It will be immersive, participatory and inclusive. It will have a strong personality with a memorable and distinctive take which is true to the lively spirit of Blackpool.
We are therefore seeking submissions from designers with a broad range or ‘interpretative’ design skills and experience, who can clearly demonstrate an innovative and exciting creative approach to our project.
The budget allocated for the interpretative displays is 2 068 000 GBP (exclusive of fees).

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:

As detailed in the procurement documentation.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As detailed in the procurement documentation.

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

If applying on behalf of a consortium all names must be submitted. Any contract will be entered into with the nominated lead organisation and all members of the consortium, who will in these circumstances each be required to execute said contract together with all ancillary documentation, evidencing their joint and severally liability in respect of the obligations and liabilities of the contract. It will be for the members of the consortium to sort out their respective duties and liabilities amongst each other and noted before contract commencement. All associated documentation will be made to the nominated lead organisation.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
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: Legal position — means of proof required:
(1) An extract from the ‘judicial record’ or equivalent issued by the legal or administrative authority of the country of origin, by a declaration on oath or by a solemn declaration made before a competent judicial or administrative authority, a notary or a competent professional or trade body, demonstrating that the bidder:
a) is not bankrupt or being wound up, its affairs are not being administered by the court, it has not entered into an arrangement with creditors, it has not suspended business activities or is not in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is not the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, or for an order for compulsory winding up or administration by the court or for an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) has not been convicted of an offence concerning his professional conduct by a judgement which has the force of res judicata (i.e. a matter which has already been conclusively decided by a court).
(2) A certificate issued by the competent authority in the Member State concerned, or a declaration on oath or by a solemn declaration made before a competent authority, a notary or a competent professional or trade body, to the effect that the bidder has fulfilled its obligations relating to the payment of taxes and social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which the bidder is established;
(3) A certificate, declaration under oath, or solemn declaration providing proof that the bidder is enrolled on the professional or trade registers of his country of establishment, or where no such register exists a declaration under oath or solemn declaration that he exercises the particular profession or trade.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed in the procurement documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As detailed in the procurement documentation.
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

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

Accelerated restricted
Justification for the choice of accelerated procedure: The project is subject to external funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and due to project deadlines it is necessary to accelerate the procurement process.
The Council considers that the object of this contract described in this Notice is the provision of services falling within Part B of Schedule 3 to the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (PCR). Accordingly, the publication of this notice is not a requirement of the PCR but a precautionary measure having regards to the overarching principles of the EU Treaty. The Council does not intend to act as if it were bound by the PCR in the conduct of the procurement process (excepting as expressly required and applicable to Part B services) and neither the publication of this notice nor the use of terms used within the PCR shall be taken to imply the Council’s application of or submission to the PCR.
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
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:

9S2G-LG4LYO

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

9.2.2015 – 18:00
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: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): This project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Heritage Grant.

VI.3)Additional information

This Tender will be run electronically via the North West’s Supplier Portal — ‘The Chest’. In order to express your interest in this Tender and to download/upload all documentation relating to this tender you must register (free of charge) on The Chest. https://www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk/

You must then search for this opportunity and register your interest on The Chest.
The Council considers that the object of this contract described in this Notice is the provision of services falling within Part B of Schedule 3 to the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (PCR). Accordingly, the publication of this notice is not a requirement of the PCR but a precautionary measure having regards to the overarching principles of the EU Treaty. The Council does not intend to act as if it were bound by the PCR in the conduct of the procurement process (excepting as expressly required and applicable to Part B services) and neither the publication of this notice nor the use of terms used within the PCR shall be taken to imply the Council’s application of or submission to the PCR.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

The High Court of Justice of England

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: In accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as emended).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

22.1.2015

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