Published date: 1 August 2020

Open opportunity - This means that the contract is currently active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to fulfil the contract.

Closing: 28 August 2020, 12am

Contract summary


  • Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services - 71000000

Location of contract

South East

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

1 August 2020

Closing date

28 August 2020

Closing time


Contract start date

8 February 2021

Contract end date

7 February 2025

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Restricted procedure

A two-stage procedure, where the first stage is used to select suppliers, who are then invited to bid in the second stage.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



The British Museum is looking to update and replace an expired consultancy framework for the delivery of construction and renewal / refurbishment projects, as well as strategic and technical studies which are used by the Museum in decision making on the scope, scale and investment priorities for the estate. The need to re-establish a procurement route for these services has been used as an opportunity to review requirements and rationalise the former wide-ranging suite of six multi-lot frameworks into a single more streamlined framework based on the following 5 lots:
1.Lot 1 Project Management
2.Lot 2 Quantity Surveying
3.Lot 3 Mechanical, Electrical, Public Health and Fire Engineering
4.Lot 4 Architecture and Interior Design
5.Lot 5 Structural and Civil Engineering
In addition to the services delivered in the five core Lots, there will be non-core and specialist duties (see individual Lot details below). Estimated spend under the framework is £12.5million-£45million.

How to apply

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

About the buyer


Great Russell Street




Closing: 28 August 2020, 12am