UK Pavilion at Expo 2025 Osaka – Design, Build, Maintain & Decommission (DBMD)

Written by BCCJ
June 29, 2023


Written by BCCJ
June 29, 2023

Please refer to the following 2 UK Gov links for more information:

The United Kingdom (UK) is participating in Expo 2025, which runs from 13 April 2025 – 13 October 2025 and will take place in Osaka, Japan. The overarching theme of Expo 2025 is “Designing Future Society for Our Lives”. Expo will welcome visitors from all over the world, allowing countries to build extraordinary pavilions and transform the host city for years to come. The UK Pavilion (UKP) will be delivered with the theme of “See Things Differently – Tomorrow, Today”.

His Majestys Government (HMG) is seeking to procure a supplier (referred to as the “Contractor”) to manage the delivery of the Design, Build, Maintain, and Decommission (referred to as “DBMD”) of the UK Pavilion (UKP) at Expo 2025 Osaka.  HMG has previously awarded a contract to a creative agency for delivery of the creative narrative, visitor experience, content design, and high-level pavilion design ideas. These design ideas are at an early stage and are construction methodology agnostic. It will be for the Contractor, when bidding and then when under contract, to further develop designs that they will then be able to construct within the time constraints and the available budget, whilst still ensuring we can deliver the outstanding and content-driven visitor experience developed by our creative agency.

The Contractor will take full design liability and responsibility for managing the end-to-end delivery of the physical UK Pavilion and will be responsible for taking forward HMGs creative vision, and delivering a design that can be built in the timeframes; with the materials available; can deliver our key messages and content-led visitor experience; and meets Japanese construction regulations.

The Contractor will then be responsible for managing the construction of the designed UK Pavilion (using appropriately licenced contractors that can build in Japan), fitting it out, maintaining it for the six (6) months of Expo, and then decommissioning it at the end of Expo. The Contractor will be responsible for managing any required consortium group members, subcontractors, or supply chain partners required to deliver the requirement via the proposed “Integrator” delivery model outlined in the Scope (available via the e-tendering portal Jaggaer, using the link stated in this notice).

Services that the Contractor may be required to integrate into the end-to-end delivery for this contract may include (but are not limited to): Architectural services (including licensed Japanese Architect of Record); licensed Japanese General Construction Services; Prefabrication/Modular Build Services, Fit-Out Services; and any other services required to design, construct, maintain, repair (if required), and decommission the UKP. For clarity, the DBMD delivery model does not include requirements for full operational services (such as staffing, events, hospitality etc) during the Expo.

Location of contract: Any region
Value of contract: £24,000,000
Procurement reference: tender_288851/1225429
Published date: 19 June 2023
Closing date: 21 July 2023
Closing time: 12pm
Contract start date: 4 September 2023
Contract end date: 31 March 2027
Contract type: Service contract