Interior Design Services Tender for Forestry Commission

Interior Design Services Tender for Forestry Commission

The Forestry Commission is inviting expressions of interest in tendering for the design, delivery and installation of all interpretation associated with the new welcome building at Westonbirt National Arboretum.

UK-Tetbury: interior design services

2012/S 230-379110

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Forestry Commission
Westonbirt National Arboretum
For the attention of: Sophie Nash
GL8 8QS Tetbury
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: sophie.nash@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.forestry.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

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity

Other: Forestry
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)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Design, build and installation of interpretation within new welcome building at Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, Gloucestershire.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 12: Architectural services; engineering services and integrated engineering services; urban planning and landscape engineering services; related scientific and technical consulting services; technical testing and analysis services
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 Forestry Commission is inviting expressions of interest in tendering for the design, delivery and installation of all interpretation associated with the new welcome building at Westonbirt National Arboretum. This exciting new facility will provide all future visitors with:
1. A warm and hassle free welcome;
2. A deep appreciation of Westonbirt’s significance, our work and the importance of trees to society in line with our mission; “to connect people with trees to improve the quality of life”;
3. Clear choices about where to go and what to do during their visit; a jumping off point to other interpretation “hotspots” around the site;
4. Reasons to return;
5. Ways of supporting Westonbirt further e.g. through provision of membership services.
We are looking for creative and practical solutions that engage all the senses and use a variety of media (including graphics, physical and digital inter-actives) to provoke, entice, surprise and evoke emotion among our visitors. Given the high level of repeat visits and ever-changing nature of our work and living collection, there must be a high degree of changeable interpretation; we want people to come back in to the welcome building again and again.
We envisage the project will be delivered through a number of phases:
1. Development of initial concepts / plan;
2. Working up agreed concept (research, copy-writing, design/artwork, detailed specifications);
3. Prototyping ideas, copy, inter-actives with visitors;
4. Build and installation of final works;
5. Development of associated maintenance plans.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79932000, 39154000, 45450000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 172 000,00 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 16 (from the award of the contract)

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

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See the pre-qualification questionnaire for details.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See the pre-qualification questionnaire for details.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 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:

W156/F15.90
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

7.1.2013 – 15:00
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

English.
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
VI.3)Additional information

To express interest in this contract please complete and return a copy of the pre-qualification questionnaire. The pre-qualification questionnaire is available to download from the “Selling to the Forestry Commission'”pages of the Forestry Commission web site (www.forestry.gov.uk).

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Eric Holmes, Head of Procurement, Forestry Commission
231 Corstorphine Road
EH12 7AT Edinburgh
UNITED KINGDOM

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Chartered Institute of Artbitrators
Bloomsbury Square
WC1A 2LP London
UNITED KINGDOM

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:28.11.2012