Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
More details of the requirements the Natuonal Media Museum require for its London presence have emerged which start to add shape to the project...The National Media Museum is seeking an architectural and engineering team to undertake the design and onstruction of its London Galleries Project that consists of a suite of facilities created for a range of cultural programming, which will open in September 2012. The National Media Museum’s team of curators, programmers, and educators are preparing the programme for the London Galleries Project, which will focus on the contemporary issues and histories of the museum’s collecting areas of photography, film, television, radio and the Web. There are three equally important themes within this programme:
The founding principles of the London Galleries project revolve around providing the spaces and the levels of welcome for visitors to step over the traditional dividing line between the ‘institution’ and the ‘public’ and, instead, create a space within which our collective points of view, practices and experiences are synergised into the programme of debates, screenings, book launches, courses, conversations, exhibitions and the very life of this media-oriented space.
Proposed Procurement Timetable
Closing date for expressions of interest: 12 noon - 3rd April 2010
Response to Pre Qualifying Questionnaires: 26th February to 3rd April 2010 (37 days)
Confirmation of Suppliers to be invited to Tender: 13th April 2010
Tender Programme: 14th April to 23rd May 2010 (40 days)
Award of Contract: 15th June 2010
Appointment: 24th June 2010
With a 1500m² floor plan, the London Galleries project will include:
In order for the architectural scheme for the London Galleries project to embody our desired ethos, it will need to be thoughtful on a number of levels. We will require:
We are looking for an organisation to provide integrated design services for this exciting project. It is vital that key services work closely together, these include but are not limited to the following: Mechanical & Electrical Services, Environmental Engineers, Multi-media and digital environment specialists, Structural Engineers, Audio-Visual and Lighting Engineers, Other services to be defined as required.
NMSI would at all times wish to be involved in the short-listing and final selection of sub-contractors at each stage of the project. The successful organisation will work with an externally appointed Programme Manager and the Major Projects Group within NMSI. QS Services and CDM Co-ordinator will be appointed outside of this tender.
This project is currently not fully funded and will be awarded on the understanding that break clauses will be incorporated at fundraising milestones.
NMSI will be following OJEU guidelines and utilising the ‘Restricted’ tendering process.
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