Search for Mackintosh Building rebuild architect to be reviewed after ‘technical error’

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THE procurement exercise for the architect-led design team for the reinstatement of Glasgow’s fire-damaged Mackintosh Building has closed without an appointment being made.

It comes after The Glasgow School of Art said that a ‘technical error’ was identified in the scoring matrix used in the procurement process.

The learning institute added, “The procurement process will now be thoroughly reviewed prior to a new invitation to tender being announced in due course. We wish to thank the companies who submitted tenders and hope that they will consider submitting proposals again.

“This decision will not impact on the timing or funding of advance works to the Mackintosh Building announced by The Glasgow School of Art.┬áThese include works to the internal structure and construction of a temporary roof in line with the faithful reinstatement of the building, the preferred option identified in the strategic outline business case.”