Tate Galleries - Re-imagining Tate Liverpool - Architect and Lead Designer

  • Tate Gallery

F02: Contract notice

Notice reference: 2022/S 000-000103

Published 4 January 2022, 4:15pm

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

Tate Gallery

20 John Islip Street






+44 2078878811


United Kingdom

NUTS code

UKD72 - Liverpool

Internet address(es)

Main address


one.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at


Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the above-mentioned address

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority

one.5) Main activity

Recreation, culture and religion

Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Tate Galleries - Re-imagining Tate Liverpool - Architect and Lead Designer

two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 71200000 - Architectural and related services

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

Tate Liverpool is seeking an architect to reimagine the gallery spaces to meet the scale and ambition of today’s most exciting artists, while creating social spaces that better connect with the city and its communities, creating an environment that is flexible and inviting and able to host people, art and ideas in equal part.

two.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: £1

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UKD72 - Liverpool
Main site or place of performance


two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Tate Liverpool is now embarking on ambitious £25M programme to reimagine and redevelop the gallery complex. Tate is looking to appoint a professional team to support this ambition and to bring coherent architectural and engineering response to the needs and expectations of present-day artists and visitors. A successful project will balance these needs with the heritage significance of Jesse Hartley’s19th century Grade I listed structure and the remnants of the 1980s Stirling Wilford conversion.

two.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

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

Duration in months


This contract is subject to renewal


two.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

two.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

two.2.13) Information about European Union Funds

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

two.2.14) Additional information

To respond to this opportunity please click here: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/525BJJ79RW

Section three. Legal, economic, financial and technical information

three.1) Conditions for participation

three.1.2) Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria

Prompt Payment of Suppliers

Bidders should provide confirmation that they have systems in place to ensure that organisations in your supply chain are paid on time, including that you have procedures for resolving disputed invoices promptly and effectively and details about your payment performance, including the percentage of invoices paid within 60 days.

Liquidity Test (Acid Test)

(Current Assets – Stock) / Current Liabilities

From the latest 2 years accounts, the average result of the Test should be 0.8 or greater e.g. Y1 – 1.3, Y2 – 1.6 equals an average of 1.45.

Provision of accounts

Bidders should submit the latest 3 years audited accounts as an appropriately referenced appendix.

three.1.3) Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria

Bidders must possess relevant experience, demonstrated by on-going and historical contract information. This experience should be more thoroughly evidenced in responses to MS1, however Bidders should provide outline information in response to this question.

Bidders should ensure that nominated contacts from their references are prepared and ready to provide a reference in support of their bid.

Bidders who are unable to demonstrate this will fail.

three.2) Conditions related to the contract

three.2.3) Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.1) Type of procedure

Restricted procedure

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

four.2) Administrative information

four.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate


4 February 2022

Local time


four.2.3) Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

18 March 2022

four.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted


four.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

Section six. Complementary information

six.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

six.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-202214-PRO-19465828

six.4) Procedures for review

six.4.1) Review body

Tate Gallery

20 John Islip Street, Millbank




+44 2078212960


United Kingdom

six.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures

Tate Gallery

20 John Islip Street, Millbank




+44 2078212960


United Kingdom

six.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Tate Gallery

20 John Islip Street, Millbank




+44 2078212960


United Kingdom