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19th May 2020

The Hull Maritime project is encouraging businesses to help inform a procurement exercise to remove, store and return tens of thousands of fragile and significant maritime objects.

This information gained from businesses will help to inform the procurement approach when it is expected to go live next month.

Thousands of objects and artefacts are to be packed and placed in to storage to make way for the refurbishment

The maritime collection ranges from small fragile objects, an internationally significant scrimshaw collection, to large objects that will require specialist lifting.

Councillor Daren Hale, Portfolio Holder for Portfolio Holder for Economic Investment, Regeneration, Planning, Land and Property, said: “Before the refurbishment of the building can take place the collection will need to be packed and place in to storage.

“This specialist work to safely pack, remove, store and return of the majority of Hull Maritime Museum’s historic collection will be a huge undertaking. This exercise is to test the market and gather information to ascertain the level of interest in this particular project.”

It is currently anticipated that an open procurement process for this contract will begin in late June 2020, with a contract start date for the autumn.

Responses to the market engagement should be uploaded to the YORtender website under reference DN478426 by 17:00 on 29 May 2020.

The procurement documents can be found here.