Provide Architectural Services to Gainsborough’s House, Sudbury

Provide Architectural Services to Gainsborough’s House, Sudbury

Gainsborough’s House seeks to appoint an Architect for a capital project to create a vibrant, innovative national centre at Gainsborough’s House — A Grade-1 listed building situated within a conservation area of the historic market town of Sudbury, Suffolk.

United Kingdom-Sudbury: Architectural design services

2016/S 214-389790

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Gainsborough’s House
46 Gainsborough Street
CO10 2EU
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mark Bills: Director of Gainsborough’s House
Telephone: +44 01787372958
NUTS code: UKH14
Internet address(es):Main address:

I.2)Joint procurement


Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained 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

Other type: museum and gallery

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: heritage, art, culture and education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Gainsborough’s House: reviving an artist’s birthplace.

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Gainsborough’s House seeks to appoint an Architect for a capital project to create a vibrant, innovative national centre at Gainsborough’s House — A Grade-1 listed building situated within a conservation area of the historic market town of Sudbury [Suffolk], and the birthplace and childhood home of the artist, Thomas Gainsborough (1727–1788). The appointment will include design lead; contract administrator; and principal designer services.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced Architects who wish to be considered for inclusion on a select list of tenderers to provide the highest standards of design, conservation and presentation.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

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: UKH14

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The scope of the capital project for which Architectural services are required covers: the provision of a new extension to Gainsborough’s House to provide significantly more exhibition, display and learning space; major improvements of visitor facilities through a developed shop, new entrance and the creation of a café; and the adaptation and redisplay of Gainsborough’s House to interpret, entertain and inspire around the life of the artist Thomas Gainsborough.

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

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

Start: 28/02/2017
End: 31/07/2020
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: 4
Maximum number: 6

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
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

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

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

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.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
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: 12/12/2016
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
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
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

United Kingdom
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:



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