Tender for Museum Display Cases
Design, fabrication and installation of museum display cases.
UK-London: display cases
Section I: Contracting authority
The Board of Trustees of the Victoria and Albert Museum
For the attention of: Amy White
SW7 2RL London
Telephone: +44 2079422908
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.vam.ac.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.vam.ac.uk/about_va/procurement/index.html
Electronic access to information: www.delta-esourcing.com
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.delta-esourcing.com
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)
Section II: Object of the contract
NUTS code UKI
The V&A is inviting expressions of interest from museum Display Case Specialist Contractors to carry out detailed design, fabrication and installation of display cases as part of the development of its new galleries of art and design from Europe 1600-1800 (Galleries 1 to 7). The range of bespoke cases will consist of varying sizes and a number of different types (with several special types and variations within each type) evenly distributed within each of the gallery spaces. The majority of display cases will be free-standing, and a proportion will be built-in. There will be a number of cases that are to be internally lit. The Case designs will be required to comply with the V&A’s standard Case specification requirements (updated in 2011). Ranging from small table-top types to some very large (up to 5m long x 3.2m high). There will be approximately 100 cases.
The Europe 1600-1800 (Galleries 1 – 7) were last refurbished in the 1970s, and are in a prominent position off the Museum’s Grand Entrance. This complete refurbishment of the 1500m2 suite of eight Grade 1 listed historic galleries is the next stage of the V&A FuturePlan galleries development following the award-winning new Medieval and Renaissance Galleries. This Europe 1600-1800 (Galleries 1 – 7) is a flagship project for the V&A and its programme of development work and will complete the ten-year restoration of the Aston Webb wing of the V&A.
The Display Case Contractor must be able to demonstrate recent experience in detailed design development, manufacture and phased installation in Museum/Historic Buildings environments. The Display Case Contractor will need to be able to share the V&A and Design Team’s vision which will return these galleries to their original scale with a complete re-display and reinterpretation of the collection; combining sensitivity to the building, the period and the collections with an imaginative, sustainable, collaborative and transformative approach. The Architects and Exhibition Designers for the project are ZMMA.
Subject to funding, the new Europe 1600-1800 Gallery is planned to open to the public in December 2014. Therefore the anticipated installation of the display cases is planned to occur from (approx) March to August 2014.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
As detailed in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary 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 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.Important – Your ‘expression of interest’ shall be in the form of a completed Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) which must be submitted electronically by using the V&A’s e-tendering suite, BiPs Delta-etendering suite by the due date at point IV3.4 above. The information and documents for this PQQ will be accessible at the following website www.delta-esourcing.com To access these documents firstly register your company details and enter the following Tender Access Code (TAC) CW2ZTA84QP at the bottom of the registration page, Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time when responding to this PQQ prior to the closing date and time. If you are uploading multiple documents you will have to individually load one document at a time or you can opt to zip all the documents using WinZip or WinRar. Please keep this username and password secure, and do not pass it to any third parties. Remember your PQQ must be completed and submitted electronically by using BiPs Delta-etendering by the due date detailed above. Please also send a hard copy as detailed in the PQQ instructions. Potential service providers should note that the Contracting Authority reserves the right to cancel this procurement at any stage and not award a contract. GO Reference: GO-201288-PRO-4141415.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:8.8.2012