Published date: 1 February 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: 1 March 2021, 12am

Contract summary


  • Environmental services - 90700000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract

£50,000 to £100,000

Procurement reference


Published date

1 February 2021

Closing date

1 March 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

1 April 2021

Contract end date

31 March 2025

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

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

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Advice Service to act as Environmental Adviser to the Government Indemnity Scheme (GIS).

The Scheme is administered by the Arts Council on behalf of the Secretary of State (DCMS).
It is a high volume application scheme and works on the basis of shared standards and effective risk management. Further details about the scheme:

The aim of this work is to ensure that objects to be covered by the Government Indemnity are managed in line with the environmental conditions set out in the published Guidelines for non national institutions (UK). The assessment of every application by an Environmental Adviser is to ensure that an appropriate environment is being maintained to minimise risk to objects on loan under Government Indemnity.

The contract term is for a maximum 4 years, 2+1+1. Any extension of the contract will be based on the contractor's performance.

The budget available for this contract is £80,000 excluding VAT over a 4-year period, approximately £20,000 excluding VAT per year.

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More information


Additional text

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.

About the buyer

Contact name



Bloomsbury Street




Closing: 1 March 2021, 12am