Published date: 16 September 2016

This notice was replaced on 16 September 2016

This notice does not contain the most up-to-date information about this procurement. The most recent notice is:

Awarded contract (published 1 June 2017, last edited 1 June 2017)

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Contract summary


  • Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services - 71000000

  • Procurement consultancy services - 79418000

  • Design support services - 79933000

    • Environmental planning - 90712000

    • Services related to water pollution - 90733000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract

£1,612,000,000 to £2,875,000,000

Procurement reference


Published date

16 September 2016

Closing date

21 October 2016

Contract start date

29 March 2017

Contract end date

28 March 2019

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

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Crown Commercial Service as the Authority is putting in place a Pan Government Framework Agreement for use by UK public sector bodies identified at VI.3.

The Framework Agreement will provide Public Sector Bodies with Project Management and Full Design Team Services as part of a multi-disciplinary team, or to call off individual disciplines, as required.
The duration of this Framework Agreement is for a two (2) year period with two (2) options to extend, each for a period of one (1) year in duration, up to a maximum four (4) year term in total.
The Framework Agreement will be divided into six (6) Lots:
- Lot 1 - Multi-Disciplinary Services. This Lot will be awarded to 15 successful Potential Providers.
- Lot 2 - Project Management Services. This Lot will be awarded to 10 successful Potential Providers.
- Lot 3 - Architectural Services. This Lot will be awarded to 10 successful Potential Providers.
- Lot 4 - Cost Management Services. This Lot will be awarded to 10 successful Potential Providers.
- Lot 5 - Civil & Structural Engineering Services. This Lot will be awarded to 10 successful Potential Providers.
- Lot 6 - Building Services Engineering. This Lot will be awarded to 10 successful Potential Providers.

A detailed description of the Services that the Potential Provider will be required to supply under this Framework Agreement are set out in full, in Framework Schedule 2: Part A: Services.

Potential Providers are permitted to bid for all Lots however, there are restrictions on the number of Lots a Potential Provider may be appointed to. Potential Providers can be appointed to either:-
- Lot 1 - Multi-Disciplinary Services and a maximum of two (2) of the single disciplinary Lots (Lot 2, Lot 3, Lot 4, Lot 5 and Lot 6); or
- All of the single disciplinary Lots (Lot 2, Lot 3, Lot 4, Lot 5 and Lot 6) but not Lot 1 - Multi-Disciplinary Services, as referred to at paragraph 2.3 of ITT.

The Authority considers that the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 does not apply at Framework level, but may apply at Call Off Contract level. It is the responsibility of Potential Providers to take their own advice and consider whether TUPE is likely to apply in particular circumstances of the contract and to act accordingly. The Potential Provider is encouraged to carry out its own due diligence exercise. In the event that TUPE applies in respect of a Call Off Agreement, Contracting Authorities will provide relevant information as part of a Further Competition Process.
Cyber Essentials is mandatory for Central Government Contracts which involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services.
The Government is taking steps to further reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme.
Further details of the Cyber Essential Scheme may be found here:
Further details in PPN 09/14.

More information


Additional text

This Procurement will be managed electronically via the Authority's e-Sourcing Suite. To participate in this Procurement, participants must first be registered on the e-Sourcing Suite. If you have not yet registered on the e-Sourcing Suite, please go online to:

you can then access the link 'Register for CCS eSourcing'. Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so.
Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at:

Once you have registered on the e-Sourcing Suite, a registered user can express an interest for a specific procurement. This is done by emailing

Your email must clearly state: the name and reference for the procurement you wish to register for; the name of the registered Potential Provider; and, the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email. The Authority will process the email and then enable the Potential Provider to access the procurement online via the e-Sourcing Suite. The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done. As a user of the e-Sourcing Suite you will have access to the e-Sourcing Suite (Emptoris) email messaging service, which facilitates all messages sent to you, and from you, in relation to any specific RFX event. Please note, it is your responsibility to access these emails on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information.
For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite please contact Crown Commercial Service Support Desk email:

A full copy of the ITT documentation for this Procurement will be available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, via Crown Commercial Service website from the date of this publication of the Contract Notice:

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