Published date: 14 September 2020

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.

Closing: 30 September 2020, 12pm

Contract summary


  • Architectural, engineering and planning services - 71240000

Location of contract

W6 9JU

Value of contract

£0 to £90,000

Procurement reference


Published date

14 September 2020

Closing date

30 September 2020

Closing time


Contract start date

19 October 2020

Contract end date

31 March 2021

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (below threshold)

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

This procedure can be used for procurements below the relevant contract value threshold.

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The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham (LBHF) has secured funding through the Greater London Authority (GLA) Homebuilding Capacity Fund (HCF). The Council is seeking external consultancy services to evidence the capacity of small sites within the borough to assist in enabling housing delivery. The key objectives for the Council are to:
-commission studies to identify small site land availability; suitability; and the potential capacity of small sites for new housing1 in the borough.
-identify barriers to delivering small site development in the borough and establish mechanisms2 to overcome constraints to delivery
-create a training programme for members on emerging London Plan policies, particularly on small site development and on the Council's housing delivery agenda.
The study will inform production of the new Local Plan, with the Design Codes helping to shape and determine planning applications, pre-application discussions and prior approval determinations. The Council is looking to appoint a suitably qualified and highly experienced consultant, or multidisciplinary team of consultants, to identify housing capacity and design on small sites (under 0.25ha) in the borough and produce a design code to facilitate delivery. In order to get a top quality commission, up to £90 000 can be allocated for a high quality submission.
This will reflect:
- substantial experience in similar commissions, to include London.
- a thorough understanding of the interrelationships of urban design, public realm and land uses is required.
- the tender submission should demonstrate that it has considered the implications of the recent changes to the use classes order permitted development rights, and anticipate future changes currently being consulted upon in the draft Planning White Paper.
The study will comprise three specific parts. The key tasks envisaged under each part are provided here. It is envisaged that Part A and Part B will be done in parallel.
Part A) Characterisation Study
Part B) Identification, Land Assessment, and Capacity Appraisal
Part C) The Preparation of a Design Code

Proposals/ submissions for this commission will need to demonstrate how the key tasks (specifically A - R) identified for each part will be met. However, please note that at least two-member training sessions with Council Officers will be required at set stages during the study.

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Hammersmith Town Hall, King Street, London
W6 9JU