West Smithfield International Design Competition

West Smithfield International Design Competition

The Museum of London is seeking to appoint a Lead Designer to provide architectural design services for its proposed new museum at West Smithfield.

United Kingdom-London: Architectural design services

2016/S 031-050208

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Board of Governors of the Museum of London
150 London Wall
Contact point(s): Malcolm Reading Consultants
For the attention of: Jayne Broomhall
EC2Y 5HN London
Telephone: +44 2078312998
E-mail: museumoflondon@malcolmreading.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/london-wall/

Electronic access to information: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-London:-Architectural-design-services./7C9739J7RA

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/7C9739J7RA

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)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Other: Museum

I.3)Main activity

Recreation, culture and religion

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:

Museum of London: West Smithfield International Design Competition.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 12: Architectural services; engineering services and integrated engineering services; urban planning and landscape engineering services; related scientific and technical consulting services; technical testing and analysis services


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)

Architectural design services. Architectural, engineering and planning services. Architectural and related services. Buildings of particular historical or architectural interest. The Museum of London is seeking to appoint a Lead Designer to provide architectural design services for its proposed new museum at West Smithfield. The site at West Smithfield is located in the City of London and covers approximately 25 000 m². The site includes the now disused General Market and the Fish Market, the triangular Red House, and the basement of the listed 1960’s Poultry Market. This unique project — re-imagining a nationally significant landmark — requires an outstanding and inspired Architect.
The museum seeks a designer who deeply connects with the project, conceptualises a modern experience within this significant heritage ensemble, and will be dedicated in working with the museum to define its brief.
To achieve this, the museum is conducting a 2-stage, international design competition. The first stage is an international call for participation, appealing to Architects with relevant experience who identify with the project’s values and are dedicated to its resolution. From these responses a short-list of at least 5 will be selected and asked to produce a design approach at stage 2. The winner is expected to be announced in summer 2016.
The construction budget will be in the range of 130 000 000 GBP — 150 000 000 GBP. The project is planned for completion in 2021. The appointed Architect will lead and coordinate the work packages of a number of direct appointments by the museum, and act as Principal Designer for the project under the Construction and Design Management Regulations 2015.

Note: To register your interest in this notice, obtain any additional information and submit your response, please visit the Delta website at:https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/7C9739J7RA

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71220000, 71240000, 71200000, 45212350

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:

Please see competition documentation, available to download here: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-London:-Architectural-design-services./7C9739J7RA

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 8 000 000 and 12 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 31.7.2016. Completion 31.12.2021

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

A guarantee may be required if a candidate relies upon the economic and financial capacity of another body.

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

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: The Authority will apply all the exclusion grounds listed in Article 57 of Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council (implemented as Regulation 57 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland) to the decision of whether a Candidate is eligible to be invited to tender.
Candidates will be required to answer these questions as part of the qualification process. For candidates who are registered overseas, you will need to declare if you have any offences/misconduct under your own country’s laws which is equivalent to a matter listed in Article 57(1) or 57(2). Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 57(1) or Article 57(2) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest for doing so. Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 57(4) may be excluded from being selected to bid in accordance with the provisions of Article 57.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (c) A statement of the undertaking’s overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last 3 financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information on these turnovers is available.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Lead Consultants will be asked to self-certify they meet the following requirements:
An average minimum annual turnover over the last 3 consecutive years of 2 000 000 GBP or equivalent financial performance in reporting currency or equivalent proof of financial standing.
Competitors will be asked provide a statement of turnover for each of the last 3 years. Please note, the Museum of London reserves the right to require further proof of meeting this standard at any point during the Tender process.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(f) The educational and professional qualifications of the service provider or contractor and/or those of the undertaking’s managerial staff and, in particular, those of the person or persons responsible for providing the services or managing the work.
(j) An indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Please see competition documentation, available to download here: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-London:-Architectural-design-services./7C9739J7RA

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: yes
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: Architect — Architects Act 1997.

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

Envisaged minimum number 5: and maximum number 7

Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Please see competition documentation, available to download here:https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-London:-Architectural-design-services./7C9739J7RA

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

An electronic auction will be used: no
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

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 14.3.2016 – 14:00
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

15.3.2016 – 14:00
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 of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)Additional information

For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:


To respond to this opportunity, please click here:


GO Reference: GO-2016211-PRO-7743047.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

High Court of Justice of England and Wales
Royal Courts of Justice, Strand
WC2A 2LL London

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: