Theatre Consultant Requirement – London

Theatre Consultant Requirement – London

To procure the services of an Theatre Consultant as part of a design team for the Centre for Music and to progress its capital project to project completion.

United Kingdom-London: Theatre construction work

2017/S 092-181781

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

City of London Corporation
United Kingdom
Contact person: For the attention of: Adrian Betton
NUTS code: UKI

Internet address(es):Main address:

I.2)Joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Theatre Consultant – Centre for Music.

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The Barbican Centre, London Symphony Orchestra (‘LSO’) and Guildhall School of Music and Drama (‘GSMD’), are working in partnership to develop plans, funded by the City of London Corporation, for a new Centre for Music in the City of London. The Barbican Centre, LSO and GSMD wish (through the City of London Corporation) to procure the services of an Theatre Consultant as part of a design team for the Centre for Music and to progress its capital project to project completion. The Centre for Music will be a state-of-the-art, outstanding building with a world-class concert hall, education, training and digital spaces, excellent facilities for audiences and performers, and supporting commercial areas.

Other disciplines will be procured individually as detailed within the associated SQ and Tender documents available at web-page.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 1 200 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Major Capital Construction Project

The Architect/Lead Designer, Civil and Structural Engineer, Building Services Engineer, Acoustic Consultant and Theatre Consultant will be procured independently. The initial appointment will be for concept design to support the business case for the Centre for Music with provision to instruct further RIBA design stages.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 200 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 115
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

Total estimated value excluding VAT: 1 200 000 GBP Maximum budget for the concept design developed sufficiently to support and inform the business case is 50 000 GBP.

Estimated contract length at 115 months plus 36 months soft landings. The contract length is dependent on the time table for the availability of the site.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

In accordance with Articles 57 and 58 of the Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council and Regulations 57 and 58 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and as set out in the documentation.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 19/06/2017
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:


IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 19/06/2017
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

With reference to section IV.3.4) requests to participate must be made by completion of NDA. The NDA is available from the URL as follows:

The contracting authority reserves the right to discontinue the procurement process at any time which shall include the right not to award contract/s and does not bind itself to accept the lowest tender, or any tender received and reserves the right to award contract/s in part, or to call for new tenders should it consider this necessary.

The contracting authority shall not be liable for any costs or expenses incurred by any candidate in connection with the completion and return of the information requested in this Contract Notice, or in participating in this procurement process, irrespective of the outcome of the competition or if the competition is cancelled or postponed.

All dates, time periods and values specified in this notice are provisional and the contracting authority reserves the right to change these.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The Royal Courts of Justice
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079476000Internet address:

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

The Royal Courts of Justice
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079476000

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The contracting authority will incorporate a standstill period from the date when information on the award of the contract/s is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. Part 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 provides for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the Regulations to take action in the High Court (England and Wales). Any such action must be brought within the applicable limitation periods.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Cabinet Office
70 Whitehall
United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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