Oil Paintings and Frames Conservation for National Army Museum – Competitive Quotation

Oil Paintings and Frames Conservation for National Army Museum – Competitive Quotation

To appoint a conservation company or individual conservator to conserve six oil paintings.

Oil Paintings and Frames Conservation

Contract summary



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

Location of contract

East of England

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

27 July 2021

Closing date

12 August 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

16 August 2021

Contract end date

17 September 2021

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 August/early September 2021. The NAM asks that all work be completed by order of gallery installation as specified by the deadlines.

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

We will provide existing condition assessments, images and full descriptions of the objects.

As this contract is for a fixed number of hours, tenders may be made without viewing the objects beforehand.


How to apply


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About the buyer


Contact name

Ms T Dendy


Royal Hospital Road


020 7881 2471