Main Contractor Works for the V&A Collection and Research Centre

Main Contractor Works for the V&A Collection and Research Centre

The V&A is inviting interested suppliers to apply to be considered to be invited to tender for the main contract for its new Collection and Research Centre. 

United Kingdom-Kensington: Building construction work

2018/S 224-511828

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079422229
NUTS code: UKI3Internet address(es):Main address:

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 to the abovementioned address

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


Main Contractor Works for the V&A Collection and Research Centre

Reference number: VA/CON/51/18

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The V&A is inviting interested suppliers to apply to be considered to be invited to tender for the main contract for its new Collection and Research Centre. The Collection and Research Centre will offer unprecedented and enhanced access to hundreds and thousands of objects not currently on public display. Envisioned as a creative sourcebook, it will bring study, learning, conservation, research and public programmes together in one place. The Centre will become a transformational new model for how museum collections can be stored, cared for and explored.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 22 000 000.00 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: UKI4
Main site or place of performance:

Inner London – East.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This procurement is conducted under the Restricted Procedure. The Works will be procured on a 2 stage design and build basis and carried out under an amended JCT Design and Build 2016 Contract. For procurement purposes, the works will be split between first stage and second stage. An indicative allocation of the works has been uploaded with the PQQ. Generally, the Stage 1 works includes the structural works, the M&E plant and first-fix services, whereas the Stage 2 works generally covers the architectural fit out elements and second-fix M&E.

It is anticipated that the design of the building will be at RIBA Stage 3 when the invitation to tender is issued for the first stage works. The design for the Second Stage works will be developed to Stage 3+/4A before being issued for procurement. The client’s current design team will not be novated to the main contractor to complete the design.

The storage racking will be procured directly by the client along with other loose furniture and fittings. Details of these interfaces along with the main contractor’s responsibilities will be included in the ITT documents.

The works comprise:

— construction of 2 steel framed structural mezzanine floors and framing to new atrium opening in existing first floor,

— structural framing for new glazed rooflight opening in existing roof,

— new lift shafts and staircases and structural modifications to existing,

— new doors and windows in existing cladding,

— full and partial height solid and glazed internal partitions,

— fit-out of all spaces,

— specialist fittings and equipment to conservation, workshop, studio, research and front of house spaces,

— MEP services including new air-handling units to be located on existing external gantry,

— connections to existing site-wide services,

— infrastructure/enabling works for installation of “Large Objects” to be displayed from V&A’s Collection and attendance on V&A’s installation team,

— attendance on separate direct appointed storage racking contractor(s).

The proposed construction period is from October 2019 to March 2021

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: 22 000 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 07/10/2019
End: 19/03/2021
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: 3
Maximum number: 4
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

As stated in the procurement documents.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Variations which arise from changes to the scope and/or discovery.

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

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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:

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

A minimum turnover of 35 000 000 GBP is recommended.

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.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

As stated in the procurement documents.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of 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: 21/12/2018
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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:

The Contracting Authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are Small or Medium Enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.

For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

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GO Reference: GO-20181116-PRO-13565731

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079422229
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: