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/p>II.1)DescriptionII.1.1)Title attributed to the design contest/project by the contracting authority/entity: Manchester Cathedral West End Development - Lead Architect.

Design contest notice

This contest is covered by: Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

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

Manchester Cathedral
Victoria Street
For the attention of: David Thorncroft
M3 1SX Manchester
Telephone: +44 1618394455

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority/entity:

Address of the buyer profile:

Electronic access to information:

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate:

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: Cathedral
1.3)Main activity
Recreation, culture and religion
1.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities/entities

Section II: Object of the design contest/description of the project

II.1.1)Title attributed to the design contest/project by the contracting authority/entity:
Manchester Cathedral West End Development - Lead Architect.
II.1.2)Short description:
The contract is for the appointment of a Lead Architect to design the redevelopment of Manchester Cathedral's west end. The appointed architect will work with Dooley Associates, the client, their representatives, HLF, Cathedrals Fabric Commission for England (CFCE), Historic England and specialist consultants to produce a design that meets the regulatory, operational and aspirational requirements while maintaining value for money for the client's investment. The architect will be appointed to undertake and complete the design work, which will then be used by a lead contractor in formulating their tender for the works. The architect will be retained by the client in a post contract advisory role and will be required to review and approve the contractors work.

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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.1.3)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71200000, 45212350

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Criteria for the selection of participants:
The criteria for selection is detailed further in the Tender Document and includes successful adequate completion of the PQQ. In summary the Tenderer is to provide a written proposal and concept designs that will be assessed and scored based on demonstration of the criteria set out in 1.1.1 Development Principles and the RFP of the Tender Document. Corresponding criteria is detailed below:
- Whether the proposal is deliverable both practically and financially,
- Whether the proposal demonstrates value for money,
- Whether the proposal is sustainable,
- How the design responds to its immediate and wider setting,
- The Tenderers approach to stakeholder consultation and communication,
- The Tenderers approach to public consultation.
III.2)Information about a particular profession
Participation is reserved to a particular profession: yes
RIBA Chartered or European/International equivalent.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of contest
IV.2)Names of participants already selected
IV.3)Criteria to be applied in the evaluation of projects:
The aim of the evaluation process is to select the design proposal that will best meet the Cathedral's requirement for an aspirational, symbolic design that enhances the character of the building whilst providing facilities to effectively undertake the Cathedral's 5 activity strands. The evaluation process used to select the successful tender submission is set out below.
Tender submissions will, in the first instance, be subject to a compliance check of the pre qualification questionnaire and tender checklist. The Tenders will then be evaluated as to how they are deemed to achieve the requirements set out in 1.1.1 Development Principles and 3.3 Submission Requirements. The scoring will be solely undertaken by the competition panel with scores apportioned to the 3 strands as detailed below:
- Design Aesthetics - 50 %,
The Competition Panel will assess the overall aesthetics with particular consideration to the existing building, heritage and surrounding environment.
- Deliverability - 20 %,
The Competition Panel will assess whether the design is buildable within the proposed budget and programme. Disruption to existing activities will also be considered.
- Practicality - 20 %,
The Competition Panel will assess whether the design incorporates and promotes the delivery of the Cathedrals 5 activity strands.
- Cost - 10 %,
The Competition Panel will evaluate the Tenderers fees for the delivery of the service.
Upon completion of the evaluation process the competition panel will select a shortlist of Tenderers to interview.
Upon completion of the process, Manchester Cathedral reserves the right (but is not obliged) to award the contract to the selected Tenderer.
IV.4)Administrative information
IV.4.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority/entity:
IV.4.2)Conditions for obtaining contractual documents and additional documents
IV.4.3)Time-limit for receipt of projects or requests to participate
Date: 30.10.2015 - 12:00
IV.4.4)Date of dispatch of invitations to participate to selected candidates
IV.4.5)Language(s) in which projects or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.5)Rewards and jury
IV.5.1)Information about prize(s):
IV.5.2)Details of payments to all participants
Participants will not receive any payments. There will also be no payments for costs or expenses incurred either directly or indirectly in the preparation and submission of a bid.
IV.5.3)Follow-up contracts
Any service contract following the contest will be awarded to the winner or one of the winners of the contest: yes
IV.5.4)Decision of the jury
The decision of the jury is binding on the contracting authority/entity: no
IV.5.5)Names of the selected members of the jury
1. To be advised.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
VI.2)Additional information:
All additional information contained within the tender document and appendices.
(MT Ref: 161931).
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: