Agreement of the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum on Delay of actions from the proceeding to contract the enlargement and refurbishment works of the museum, to adapt the budget and timeframe of the tender
The Fine Arts Museum, meeting today, adopted the agreement for the delay of actions in the proceedings to contract the museum’s enlargement and refurbishment works due to the ‘extraordinary current situation involving a substantial increase in the costs of certain raw materials needed to execute the project’, which may be behind the lack of bids.
This administrative proceeding allowing for the partial modification of the conditions as well as an update of the budget of the tender so that it matches current market prices, as required by articles 100 and 101 of law 9/2017, dated 8 November 2017, on Public Sector Contracts. Thus, the project has been revised to identify items that allow for a more efficient result for this purpose, while the museum has also approved the contracting proceeding with a new base tender budget of 34,184,000 euros, which is a 15.5% increase over the previous budget (29,584,000 euros).
Likewise, the deadline to submit bids has been extended until the end of July, which means an adjustment of the calendar of the enlargement, which is scheduled to begin in late October 2022.
This resolution and its corresponding modifications will be registered starting next Monday, 20 June, in the Basque Country Public Contracting platform, which contains the announcement of the tender—published on 31 March 2022—to contract the execution of the enlargement and refurbishment of the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum.