Public art for Kirkby town centre development

Public art for Kirkby town centre development

The integrated public realm pieces will also act as a visual link between the three ‘stand alone’ works to be sited around Kirkby town centre.

UK-Kirkby: artistic and literary creation and interpretation services

2012/S 79-130021

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Knowsley Council
Procurement, 7th Floor, Municipal Building, Cherryfield Drive
For the attention of: Mr Liam Bedson
L32 1TX Kirkby
Telephone: +44 1514434246
Fax: +44 1514435407

Further information can be obtained from: The Chest
Internet address:

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The Chest
Internet address:

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The Chest
Internet address:

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity

General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Public art for Kirkby town centre development.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 27: Other services
NUTS code UKD52

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

As part of the redevelopment of the town centre external public realm works are being carried out. This presents an opportunity to integrate artworks within the public realm to enhance the scheme further. The artworks could take the form of decorative paving inset into the main scheme, street furniture or other permanent high quality interventions, which reinforce the idea of a ‘trail’ through the town centre based on the Knowsley Alphabet concept in some way. The integrated public realm pieces will also act as a visual link between the three ‘stand alone’ works to be sited around Kirkby town centre.
An artist/artist team will be appointed to engage with local stakeholders, design, produce and install public art which:
— Connects to the local area, its history and heritage,
— Relates to the ‘Knowsley Alphabet’ a unique connecting theme for public art across the borough (new and existing),
— Provides enough flexibility to be able to tailor part of it to also reflect local history, heritage and innovative ideas from and about Kirkby,
— Contributes to the diversity of experience apparent throughout the development,
— Provides opportunities for each piece of work to be conceived as an integral part of the overall scheme,
— Initial community research and engagement will take place prior to the artists’ appointment, although the chosen artists will be expected to work closely with the local community and stakeholders to develop the final designs for the artworks,
— KMBC officers will liaise with, and support the chosen artist/s.
Commissioned artworks will need to be:
— Original, and of high quality,
— Reflect and celebrate the overarching concept which may relate to local heritage, history of the site and its future aspirations,
— Fit for purpose, robust, comply with relevant health and safety requirements, low maintenance.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

92310000, 92312000, 92311000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 315 000 and 450 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please see the tender documentation.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please see the tender documentation.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

14.6.2012 – 15:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Council will incorporate a minimum 10-calendar-day standstill period at the point when information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers and those who expressed an interest. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Applicants have 2 working days from the notification of the award decision to request additional debriefing and that information has to be provided a minimum of 3 working days before the expiry of the standstill period or the standstill period must be extended. Any request received after this period will be responded to within 15 days of the request. Such additional information should be required from the officer named in this contract notice or in the letter/e-mail providing the information about contract award if different. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months). Where a contract has not been entered into the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may only award damages. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:19.4.2012