Oil Painting and Frames Conservation – Competitive Quotation

Oil Painting and Frames Conservation – Competitive Quotation

To conserve six oil paintings and the production of one frame and conservation of one frame.

Oil Painting and Frames Conservation

Contract summary



  • Library, archives, museums and other cultural services – 92500000

Location of contract


Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

1 December 2021

Closing date

17 December 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

20 December 2021

Contract end date

31 January 2022

Contract type


Procedure type

Competitive quotation (non-OJEU)

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The National Army Museum (NAM) wishes to appoint a conservation company or individual conservator (‘the conservator’) to conserve six oil paintings and the production of one frame and conservation of one frame.

Tender submissions are requested from suitably qualified and experienced contractors. It is beneficial, though not essential, for the conservator to hold accredited status (PACR – Professional Accreditation of Conservator-Restorers).

Of the six paintings, all have had recent condition assessments with treatment recommendations and time estimates. This contract will involve undertaking the conservation of the objects (following discussion and approval of all treatments by the NAM); full documentation, including written reports and photographs, relating to the treatment of each object (sent to the NAM on completion of the project).

This contract is for approx.112 hours work and subject to discussion with NAM, can be carried out at NAM premises at Stevenage or offsite by the conservator. If offsite then a UKRG security supplement will be required. It is anticipated that the work would start by late December/early January 2021. The Museum will require the work to be completed within an agreed schedule which will be finalized once an appointment is made.

Tenderers will need to need to ensure that they have insurance covering the total value of the objects and professional and public liability to the value of £5,000,000

The Museum will provide existing condition assessments, images, and a full descriptions of the objects.

All potential tenderers although not required, are recommended to attend NAM’s Storage Facility at Stevenage before submitting a price for the works.


How to apply

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


About the buyer


Contact name

Ms J Fewery


Royal Hospital Road


020 7881 2467