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Framework agreement, Medical Research Council, London

The MRC wishes to appoint up to five professional firms to provide architectural services to advise in relation to MRC's construction and refurbishment projects


Name, addresses and contact point(s):
Medical Research Council, 20 Park Crescent, Attn: Estates Management Section, UK-London W1B 1AL. Tel. (44) 20 76 70 53 12. E-mail: estates@headoffice.mrc.ac.uk. Fax (44) 20 74 36 98 42.
Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Framework Agreement - Architects.

The notice involves:
The establishment of a framework agreement.

Information on framework agreement:
Framework agreement with several operators.
Maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 5.
Duration of the framework agreement: Duration in year(s): 5
Justification for a framework agreement, the duration of which exceeds four years: The period of the framework contracts will be for 5 years given the nature of the services and that the costs and time involved by prospective tenderers should be properly justified bearing in mind that specific contracts pursuant to the framework contracts may be intermittent depending upon the MRC's requirements over the course of the 5 year period.

Short description of the contract or purchases:
The MRC wishes to appoint up to five professional firms to provide architectural services to advise in relation to MRC's construction and refurbishment projects. The top five firms that are successful in the tender will each be separately engaged by the MRC under an individual contract of appointment, or such lesser number of firms if a lesser number are successful. Each appointment will be based on the GC Works 5 (1999) Framework Agreement. The contracts are intended to enable the MRC to procure Architectural Services in relation to its construction projects of a pre-tender estimate level in the range of between 50 000 GBP - 15 000 000 GBP in the UK undertaken over the 5 year term of the framework contracts.

Total quantity or scope:
The successful firms will receive framework agreements for Architectural services.

Duration of the contract or time-limit for completion:
Duration in months: 60 (from the award of the contract).

Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate:
Envisaged minimum number: 8. Maximum number: 12
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: The criteria for shortlisting is available in the PQQ.


Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 29.7.2008 - 12:00.
Payable documents: no.


Time-limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate:
5.8.2008 - 12:00.


Date of dispatch of this notice:
20.6.2008.

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