Architectural Design Services – Design Competition, London

Architectural Design Services – Design Competition, London

Architectural Design Services for the Development of New River Head.

United Kingdom-London: Architectural design services

2019/S 206-502270

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: House of Illustration
Postal address: 2 Granary Square
Town: London
NUTS code: UK
Postal code: N1C 4BH
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Colin McKenzie
Telephone: +44 7787161954
Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about 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:

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Recreation, culture and religion

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Invited Design Competition for Architectural Design Services for the Development of New River Head

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

House of Illustration is the UK’s only public gallery devoted to the art of illustration.

It has recently purchased a 0,17 ha site at New River Head in Islington which includes a series of historically significant listed buildings that played a vital role in bringing fresh water to central London in the 18th century. The restoration and extension of the buildings will provide House of Illustration with up to 1 000 m2 of internal space for the relocation and expansion of its current operations.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 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: UKI43
Main site or place of performance:

Land and buildings to the rear of 28 Amwell Street, London, EC1R 1XY.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This will be a restricted process with expressions of interest followed by an invitation to tender for the appointment of an architect, who will lead the full design team and act as principal designer (under CDM regulations). Other design team members will include a structural engineer, relevant services engineers and a cost consultant who will be procured separately.

Applicants will be required to complete a selection questionnaire which will be used to select a shortlist of 5 suitable candidates to proceed to the invitation to tender phase.

The selection questionnaire is available from MyTenders together with a detailed brief.

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: 200 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 01/04/2020
End: 30/06/2022
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged number of candidates: 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Selection questionnaire including evaluation of technical and professional ability.

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

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:

Architect practice: the practice must include an architect who has the right to practice in the country where he/she is qualified or in the country where he/she currently resides or practices. UK-based candidates should therefore be registered with the Architects Registration Board (ARB) with overseas-based candidates registered with an equivalent regulatory body.

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

Restricted 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: no
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: 22/11/2019
Local time: 14:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 02/12/2019

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
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the myTenders website at

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the postbox facility. A user guide is available at

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

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VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: House of Illustration
Postal address: 2 Granary Square
Town: London
Postal code: N1C 4BH
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 7787161954Internet address:
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: