Public Sector Network Tender Alert


398073-2012: UK-Swindon: Signage

Signage. Please note: The value of the contract could increase or decrease depending on the size of any new signage schemes that could be implemented in the future and the availability of funding streams.
English Heritage is the leading public body with responsibility for all aspects of protecting and promoting the historic environment of England. English Heritage opens over 400 historic buildings and archaeological sites to the public and protects and enhances England's heritage by working with owners, local authorities and other organisations. English Heritage also supports and carries out research and encourages people of all ages and abilities to understand value and enjoy the historic built environment.
In opening our historic properties to the public, we ensure that we provide the information necessary for visitors to navigate and understand the practical information provided as part of their overall visitor experience. A core element of this is clear, directional signage. We need to ensure that visitors can get into and around our sites easily and in a risk-free way, and that they are aware of the available facilities on offer. English Heritage aspires to the highest standards in ensuring that signs are appropriately positioned, in good condition, properly worded and relevant.
Through the appropriate tender process we are seeking to appoint a contractor to manufacture and install bespoke operational signage for our sites. Our signs conform to precise specifications in relation to background colour, lettering, layout and materials. The contractor must be able to demonstrate through previous relevant experience, the ability to provide a high quality service and product as well as provide evidence of efficiency in delivering signage within a range of time and budget constraints. It is highly important that the contractor has understanding and knowledge in particular of the heritage sector in order to provide expert advice on location of signage and an understanding of the requirements of Scheduled Monument Consent. Specialist cultural and heritage experience must therefore be demonstrated as this is an essential requirement.
The contract will be for three years with an option to extend for a further 1 year.

Ref: C200181/001.,


English Heritage
The Engine House, Firefly Avenue
For the attention of: Caroline Hickman
SN2 1EH Swindon
Telephone: +44 1793445093
Internet address(es):
General address of the contracting authority:
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Contract value: Estimated value excluding VAT: 600 000 GBP

Published: 15 Dec 2012, Receipt by: 15 Jan 2013