Architect Design Team for the Blackpool Heritage Museum Project
There are also two major contracts which we are seeking to award, this one for the Architect Design Team and another for the Interpretative Design Team.
United Kingdom-Blackpool: Architectural design services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Municipal Buildings, Corporation Street
For the attention of: Ekke Kugler
FY1 1NA Blackpool
Telephone: +44 1253478743
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.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
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
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.
The museum will be located in the Pavilion Theatre and the associated ‘Horseshoe’. These are some of the earliest and most significant parts of the Winter Gardens, which are currently underutilised due to poor space condition and lack of suitable use. It is a fantastic opportunity to give them a new lease of life. The Museum’s focus on participation and performance is eminently sympathetic to the theatrical nature of the space and the cultural use of the wider Winter Gardens complex.
This is a very exciting time and we are looking to put together an imaginative, experienced and professional team to undertake a number of key activities as we move forward with our plans. We are currently recruiting to a number of newly created posts to take the lead on public engagement, research, learning and skills development. In addition we are going through a procurement process for the project management function. There are also two major contracts which we are seeking to award, this one for the Architect Design Team and another for the Interpretative Design Team. Everyone, both employees and contractors will need to gel quickly and work together as a mutually supportive team.
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
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
As detailed in the tender documentation.
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): This project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Heritage Grant.
You must then search for this opportunity and register your interest on The Chest.
Please note: all correspondence and registrations of interest must go through The Chest. Please do not email direct as you may not receive a response.
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
The High Court of Justice of England
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: