Design and Build Team National Army Museum

Design and Build Team National Army Museum

The NAM is currently seeking to appoint a Design and Build Team to progress the project from concept design through to completion.

UK-London: works for complete or part construction and civil engineering work

2012/S 136-226739

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

National Army Museum
Royal Hospital Road
For the attention of: Mr M O’Connor
SW3 4HT Chelsea
Telephone: +44 2078812469
Fax: +44 2078236573

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

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

Other: National Museum
I.3)Main activity
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.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Architectural and Interpretative Design and Build.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Realisation, by whatever means of work, corresponding to the requirements specified by the successful tenderer
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: National Army Museum.
Royal Hospital Road.
London SW3 4HT.
NUTS code
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)

The National Army Museum (NAM) is in the process of redeveloping its facilities at Chelsea, London, to create a facility fit for the future. The scheme involves the creation of a major new central court, in the heart of the existing building, around which the permanent galleries will be arranged over a number of floors. Additionally, the project will include the creation of a new visitor reception including external landscaping, commercial areas, archive facilities and an educational suite. The project also includes the interpretative design and fit out of the permanent gallery spaces created.
The NAM is currently seeking to appoint a Design and Build Team to progress the project from concept design through to completion. The Lead Architect/Designer will be required to appoint all professional elements to complete the work and co-ordinate all contractors and sub contractors work. The Team will work closely with the Project Manager (appointed separately) to ensure value for money. In their presentation to the NAM Project Board, the Team will be required to show innovation in design and it will be essential that the successful tenderer shows that all materials planned to be used in the project come from sustainable sources and the carbon footprint for the production and delivery of any such materials is reduced to a minimum. Additionally, the successful team will have to show innovation in the design of galleries and the display of collections, paying particular regard to conservation standards and accessibility for the public. The Team will be required to ensure that all statutory, local authority and any other such regulations are complied with and any notices required to be submitted to statutory bodies are submitted in adequate time so as not to cause unneccessary delays.
In the first instance the Design and Build Team will be appointed to assist in the delivery of the project to RIBA Stage D by 31.10.2013 when the plans will be presented to Heritage Lottery Fund for approval to Round Two. Should the NAM be successful in this application, the project will then be delivered in its entirety – RIBA E to completion – over the period March 2014 to July 2016. It is the intention of the NAM to continue to employ the same project team through to completion.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45200000, 71242000, 71245000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

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:

As defined here the “contract end date” will be the date at which the NAM plans must have reached RIBA Stage D and be suitable for presentation to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). This is currently 31.10.2013 but to be confirmed.
The contract extension date will subject to the approval of the scheme design and award of Round Two funding by the HLF currently scheduled for March 2014.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 18 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 15.10.2012. Completion 31.7.2016

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
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
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of 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

Envisaged minimum number 6
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:

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 27.7.2012
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

13.8.2012 – 16:00
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

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening 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: no
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:13.7.2012