Exhibition Design Tender – Bishop Auckland

 Exhibition Design Tender – Bishop Auckland

To deliver the exhibition design for the Faith Museum.

United Kingdom-Bishop Auckland: Museum-exhibition services

2020/S 078-185499

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: The Auckland Project
Postal address: Vinovium House, Saddler Street
Town: Bishop Auckland
NUTS code: UK
Postal code: DL14 7BH
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: C/O Elizabeth Farr
E-mail: elizabeth.farr@focus-consultants.com
Telephone: +44 2030969717

Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.aucklandproject.org/

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://focusconsultants-my.sharepoint.com/:f:/g/personal/elizabeth_farr_focus-consultants_com/EubWREg7TFFHpVaBaJm7ZCkBWULNmHF05I_8UBSYOgaG3A?e=arGX5v
Additional information can be obtained from another address:
Official name: Focus Consultants 2010 LLP
Postal address: 1st Fl, 45-46 Lower Marsh
Town: London
NUTS code: UK
Postal code: SE1 7RG
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: elizabeth.farr@focus-consultants.com

Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.focus-consultants.co.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the following address:
Official name: Focus Consultants 2010 LLP
Town: London
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: enquiries@focus-consultants.com
NUTS code: UKInternet address(es):Main address: http://www.focus-consultants.co.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Other type: Charity

I.5)Main activity

Recreation, culture and religion

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Faith Museum

Reference number: R1594

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The Auckland Project (TAP) are inviting tenders from multi-disciplinary design teams to deliver the exhibition design for the Faith Museum. The team will provide the following services for the exhibition fit out under one contract:

— lead exhibition design including conservation architectural advice;

— production of management and maintenance plan (Heritage Fund requirement);

— lighting design;

— audio-visual (AV) brief development;

— audio-visual (AV) hardware consultant;

— interactive brief development (mechanical and/or digital);

— graphic design;

— structural engineering;

— services design;

— access consultancy;

— principal design.

The overall budget is GBP 1.8 million for the fit out of the Faith Museum, this includes design fees.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

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: UKC
Main site or place of performance:

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Applicants will be required to complete a standard selection

Questionnaire available from https://focusconsultants-my.sharepoint.com/:f:/g/personal/elizabeth_farr_focus-consultants_com/EgUCavHQTr1CkdvJm–advsB1Wx9Z0eJvtxwKPWkmAKyLg?e=4FI8RI

Applicants will then be shortlisted and 5-7 applicants will be invited to submit a tender.

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

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

Start: 03/08/2020
End: 02/05/2022
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

Envisaged minimum number: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Candidates will be shortlisted using the selection criteria as stated in the supplier selection questionnaire.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Whilst contract award of the exhibition designer will be on the basis of a traditional scope of service with a traditional form of contract, if the appointed exhibition designer is capable of being the design and build contractor, we reserve the right to invoke the option of progressing to a design and build route at the end of RIBA Stage 3. However, this will have no bearing on the award of this contract.

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:

As per procurement 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:

As per the procurement documentation.

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: 22/05/2020
Local time: 12:00

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

Date: 05/06/2020

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: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of 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

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the myTenders website at https://www.mytenders.co.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=219464

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VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Public Procurement Review Service
Postal address: Cabinet Office
Town: London
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: publicprocurementreview@cabinetoffice.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3450103503Internet address: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/public-procurement-review-service-scope-and-remit
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: