Exhibition Design and Build Tender for The National Museum of The Royal Navy

Exhibition Design and Build Tender for The National Museum of The Royal Navy

To appoint an exhibition designer for a colourful and engaging exhibition at Portsmouth.

Exhibition Design, Build and Install for ‘World Beneath Waves’

department is looking for potential suppliers to fulfil the contract.

Contract summary

 

Industry

  • Museum services – 92521000

Location of contract

PO1 3NH

Value of contract

£180,000 to £199,000

Procurement reference

226904

Published date

25 July 2022

Closing date

30 August 2022

Closing time

12pm

Contract start date

26 September 2022

Contract end date

30 June 2023

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (above threshold)

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

No

 

Description

The National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) wishes to appoint an exhibition designer for a colourful and engaging exhibition at Portsmouth, showcasing objects and interactives based on HMS Challenger’s famous voyage of 1872-6, with linked content displayed at NMRN Hartlepool. The exhibition will also highlight the Royal Navy’s continued involvement in science at sea, in the context of the Challenger legacy.

The exhibition tender will comprise of Stage 1 (Design) and Stage 2 (Build and Install), with a break between them, the NMRN are committing to work to RIBA Stage 4 value of £28k for Stage 1. If the proposals for full costs (not exceeding £199,100) are taken forward to proceed to Stage 2 for the design and install we will continue with the winning bid for this tender, and will not retendering for another contractor.

Locations:
Special exhibition area, Storehouse 10 galleries, National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth (NMRNP).

Modular display to fit existing gallery at NMRN Hartlepool (NMRNH), with linked content to main exhibition in Portsmouth. This site is home to HMS Trincomalee, still afloat and open to visitors; the ship has its own story of circumnavigation – content here will be on the theme of Worlds Beneath the Waves but more tailored towards Trincomalee’s story.

Please note this contract is divided into two stages, (1) Design, and (2) Build and Install.

The Build and Install stage will go ahead subject to funding. However, the Design stage is already funded, and you will be paid for this work.

Full details can be found in the attachments for the exhibition brief and tender details. The budget stated in this advert is for the total cost of Phase 1 and 2.

Site Visits if required by suppliers must be booked in advance, these will be held 17th & 19th August. Please email tenders@nmrn.org.uk to organise this.

 

More information

 

Attachments

How to apply

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

 

About the buyer

 

Contact name

Dave Hartley

Address

NMRN, Main Road (PP66),
HMNB Portsmouth
Portsmouth
PO1 3NH
United Kingdom

Telephone

02392891370 ext 2042

Email

procurement@nmrn.org.uk