Contract Summary

  • Published Date: 6 January 2020

  • Tender Status: active

  • Tender Opening Date: 6 January 2020

  • Tender Closing Date: 17 February 2020

  • Award Date: n/a

  • Contract Start Date: n/a

  • Contract End Date: n/a

  • Contract is suitable for SMEs: Yes

  • Contract is suitable for VCSEs: No

  • Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) Contract Type: Products



The National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool exists as a themed Georgian seaport with HMS Trincomalee (the oldest floating warship in Europe) acting as a centrepiece to the attraction. Having recently transferred a WW2 rescue vessel to the site, we are preparing to expand our Royal Navy narrative through large scale redevelopment works over the next 3-5 years which will allow us to tell a much broader story of the Royal Navy and its past, present and future. Whilst we plan for this, we are making some immediate interventions to improve facilities for visiting families.

The museum has an indoor activity area which is nautically themed with science based 'hands on' activities. These are no longer serviceable and it is the aspiration of the museum that the existing equipment is removed in favour of installing an activity area which offers a more exciting physical challenge. Consultation with visitors has identified the following types of activity could be popular:

- Climbing wall

- Indoor ropes/assault course

- Net ('rigging') climbing

- Laser tag

- Themed soft play

Other options would be considered however, particularly if they present a more unusual offer that may not be available locally.

Tender submissions are invited for the design and installation of this new space.

A site visit is integral to any submission. We encourage all contractors to engage with Museum staff to ensure that they understand the site.

Design Specifics

1. The identified area i...udget of 85k GBP for the delivery of this project. All costs (including strip out of existing and waste removal and redecoration works) must be included.

Details of warranty must be included.

Details of future repair and maintenance costs must be included although it is accepted that these will be recurring costs over and above the 85k GBP tender value indicated.


The Museum would appoint said contractor(s) in the role of principle designer and also that of principal contractor(s) (as defined in CDM 2015) as appropriate.

Any submission should account for overall project management which would include the liaison with relevant officers within not only the museum, but also other stakeholders where appropriate (e.g. service users, Hartlepool Borough Council planning department etc).

The contractor(s) will provide an appropriate construction phase Health & Safety plan for the project and ensure appropriate risk assessment and method statements are undertaken for every stage of the project and in addition, develop a scheduled works plan. This must include the provision of an access plan, describing how you will achieve the project in relation to our complex site (this includes the provision of managing the installation while the site is open to the general public for the duration of the project).

The contractor(s) must demonstrate how it will abide by both the security and health and safety regulations of the museum in addition to any national regulations.

About the Buyer

Contact name: Ethan Fleming

Address: HM Naval Base (PP66)

Telephone: +44 2392727562

Fax: n/a


Value of Contract

Price Range: £65,000 - £85,000