GB-Oban: NLB Oban Mezzanine Floor Conversion (Stage 1- Architecture Services)

Competitive Contract Notice

1. Title: GB-Oban: NLB Oban Mezzanine Floor Conversion (Stage 1- Architecture Services)
2. Awarding Authority:
Northern Lighthouse Board
84 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3DA, United Kingdom
Tel. 01314733130, Email:, URL:
Contact: Graham Allan, Attn: Graham Allan
3. Contract Type: Services
Sub Type: Architectural services; engineering services and integrated engineering services; urban planning and landscape architectural services; related scientific and technical consulting services.

4. Description: Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services. Architectural and related services. Advisory architectural services. Architectural design services. Architectural services for buildings. Architectural services for building extensions. The Northern Lighthouse Board (NLB) owns an operational base on Gallanach Road in Oban. NLB wish to convert two internal mezzanine spaces within the buoy store on the base – currently accessed by hatches and ladders into usable areas with stepped access. One of these areas is located above a workshop area and one is above a paint kitchen. It is hoped that at least one of these spaces would be fitted out to allow for use as a tea break rooms for staff. This would be very beneficial for the buoy store staff and would also allow the off hire of the temporary container facility currently used as the staff break area.

To progress this project, NLB are looking to appoint an architect led design team to review the current outline proposals we have had developed previously. The architect may propose a different solution that they consider is a more cost effective or efficient design, but the overall outcome should be the same i.e. provision of a rest area in one, or both, of the mezzanine floor spaces. The appointed architect should be capable of providing, as a minimum, Architectural Services, Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Services (including fire and lighting services), and Civil & Structural Engineering Services. The estimated budget for construction is £150K.

There is a mandatory site visit to NLB Oban on Thursday 6 April 2023. The quote return date is Friday 5 May.

All communications and submissions must be made via Delta eSourcing.
5. CPV Codes:
71000000 - Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services.
71200000 - Architectural and related services.
71210000 - Advisory architectural services.
71220000 - Architectural design services.
71221000 - Architectural services for buildings.
71223000 - Architectural services for building extensions.

6. NUTS Codes :

7. Main Site or Location of Works, Main Place of Delivery or Main Place of Performance: SCOTLAND,
8. Reference Attributed by the Awarding Authority: ENPR/ESTF/2232
9. Estimated Value of Requirement: Category J: 25K to 50K
Currency: GBP
10. Deadline for Expression of Interest: 05/05/2023 11:00:00
11. Address to which they must be sent:

12. Other Information:
Other Information: 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.
For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:
Suitable for VCO: No
Procedure Type:OPEN
Period of Work Start date: 31/05/2023
Period of Work End date: 31/03/2024
Is this a Framework Agreement?: no