Published date: 24 November 2021

Last edited date: 21 December 2021

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 28 January 2022, 12pm

Contract summary


  • Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services - 71000000

  • Advisory architectural services - 71210000

  • Architectural design services - 71220000

    • Business analysis consultancy services - 72221000

    • Research and development services and related consultancy services - 73000000

    • Business and management consultancy services - 79410000

    • General management consultancy services - 79411000

    • Design consultancy services - 79415200

    • Library, archives, museums and other cultural services - 92500000

    • Archive services - 92512000

Location of contract


Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

24 November 2021

Closing date

28 January 2022

Closing time


Contract start date

21 February 2022

Contract end date

17 June 2022

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (below threshold)

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

This procedure can be used for procurements below the relevant contract value threshold.

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The British Film Institute ('BFI') is the UK's lead organisation for film and the moving image. Our mission includes growing and caring for the world's largest film and television archive, the BFI National Archive.

The BFI seeks tenders from potential providers for the supply of a compelling and forward-thinking Strategic Outline Case for the Future of the BFI National Archive. We want the BFI National Archive to be known for connecting and sharing with audiences and transforming the understanding of each other and the world through film, television and the moving image.

The BFI is looking for an inter-disciplinary team of public value / market research and built form design thinking, able to undertake a highly exciting and innovative piece of evidence-building work.

The BFI already holds (or plans to conduct) supporting studies such as a Cultural, Social and Economic Impact Report, collection growth analysis and a condition survey for the existing site which will be shared with the successful candidate as they are completed

The Deliverables from this procurement will be the research and robust recommendations that will deliver the world's most innovative moving image archive by 2033.

As some of the information in the full Invitation to Tender is sensitive, potential providers are invited to complete a Non-Disclosure Agreement. On receipt of a signed copy of the Agreement, the BFI will release the full Invitation to Tender to that potential provider.

The tender deadline is 12:00 noon on 28 January 2022.

More information


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To take part in this tender, please visit our website, at

where you will need to register, if you haven't already, and express an interest in this opportunity to access the relevant documents. Please note expressions of interest will only be accepted via the portal.

Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No

About the buyer

Contact name

Henry Vivian-Neal


British Film Institute
21 Stephen Street
United Kingdom


020 7173 3299