Museum Exhibition Services Chatham
Key aims of the project are: i) More people learn about the history and role of the Chatham Dockyard and its Defences world-defining navlal and military heritage, understand its significance and importance today, and care for its future preservation and use.
United Kingdom-Chatham: Museum-exhibition services
Section I: Contracting authority
Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust
The Sail & Colour Loft, The Historic Dockyard
For the attention of: Nigel Howard
ME4 4TZ Chatham
Telephone: +44 1634823818
General address of the contracting authority: http://chdt.org.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)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 11: Management consulting services  and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Chatham.
NUTS code UKJ41
The Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust follows an overarching strategy of preservation through reuse, bringing the Historic Dockyard’s buildings and structures back into new uses as museum / visitor attractions and as places where people live and work. The Trust interprets the site through museum galleries and historic ships, is a charging museum and visitor attraction visited by over 150 000 people annually, delivers award-winning learning and activity programmes and supports its objectives through associated trading.
Command of the Oceans is an extremely important project that will unlock the potential of the Historic Dockyard to become the heart of the Chatham Dockyard and its Defences tentative World Heritage Site, addressing key access, interpretation and promotion needs identified in the Chatham Dockyard and its Defences Management Plan whilst providing solutions to pressing conservation and interpretation issues at The Historic Dockyard. Key aims of the project are:
i) More people learn about the history and role of the Chatham Dockyard and its Defences world-defining navlal and military heritage, understand its significance and importance today, and care for its future preservation and use.
ii) Chatham Dockyard and its Defences, with the Historic Dockyard at its heart, becomes a new focus for community pride and identity, playing a major role in the local tourism economy and regeneration of Medway.
iii) Significant ‘at risk’ scheduled monuments and associated archaeology at the Historic Dockyard, including mast ponds and the ‘ship beneath the floor’ archaeological find, are conserved, interpreted and given new life through the creation of a new Chatham Dockyard and its Defences Discovery Centre for developing learning, understanding and participation in Chatham’s naval and military heritage.
iv) More local people become users of, visitors to and active participants in Chatham’s naval and military heritage and support their future preservation and use.
v) CHDT’s leadership role is extended locally, spreading the benefit of its skills, knowledge and experience to support the development and resilience of the less well-resourced charitable trusts and volunteer organisations engaged with the Chatham Dockyard and its Defences heritage sites.
Range: between 120 000 and 140 000 GBP
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Details will be included in the PQQ.
Applicants will be required to demonstrate that they have a capability to understand and manage a diverse and complex part-HLF funded project carried out in a highly sensitive heritage environment, combining works involving scheduled ancient monuments and buried and extant archaeology with new building and civil engineering works, interpretation, fitting-out exhibition galleries, community facilities and visitor admissions, retail and catering installations, plus a proven ability to deliver effective post-contract administration of enabling works, building and fitting-out contracts. Applicants will be required to complete a PQQ and will be asked to supply information demonstrating their experience and expertise of managing projects of similar nature and scope.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Details will be included in the PQQ.
Section IV: Procedure
Payable documents: no
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:13.8.2013