Published date: 8 June 2021

Last edited date: 18 August 2021

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: 20 September 2021, 12pm

Contract summary


  • Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services - 71000000

  • Feasibility study, advisory service, analysis - 71241000

  • Supervision of project and documentation - 71248000

    • Infrastructure works consultancy services - 71311300

    • Building consultancy services - 71315200

    • Construction consultancy services - 71530000

    • Construction project management services - 71541000

Location of contract

SO16 3TU

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

8 June 2021

Closing date

20 September 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

8 November 2021

Contract end date

8 November 2026

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Restricted procedure (above threshold)

A two-stage procedure, where the first stage is used to select suppliers, who are then invited to bid in the second stage.

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

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



A project on the North East Quadrant of the Highfield Campus is therefore being considered as a development to provide a new visual gateway and functional focus to the University, to refocus a space used predominantly for car parking into productive academic use and help act as an attractor to students and staff from both the UK and internationally.

The project has considerable potential to enhance the student, staff and visitor experience and will encompass rethinking of the North East part of campus pedestrian and vehicular routes and flows, servicing strategies, enhancement of the public realm, and add functions commensurate with the expectations of a leading Russell Group university. The site location graphic identifies the potential extent of the site.

The services may expand beyond a North East Quadrant facility to potentially include interfaces with adjacent buildings, and associated enablement projects.

More information


Additional text

E-Tendering Portal: The University is utilising an electronic tendering tool, In-Tend( to manage this procurement and to communicate with potential suppliers and/or tenderers (as appropriate).

All documentation in relation to this tender can be downloaded from In-Tend.

Potential suppliers/tenderers are advised that there will be no hard copy documents issued and all communications with the University, including the submission of Selection Stage and/or Invitation to Tender responses will be conducted via In-Tend.

Regular monitoring of the portal is the responsibility of the potential

If you are not already registered as a supplier with the University of Southampton, you will need to register in In-Tend in order to access the procurement documentation.

Once you have logged in as a supplier: click on 'Tenders'; locate the relevant project; and click 'View Details'. Once you are in the project screen, you will be able to register your organisation against the project and access all documentation by clicking 'Express Interest'.

Potential suppliers/tenderers are advised that formal expressions of interest in the project must be by way of completion and return of the relevant documents via In-Tend. Further instructions for the submission of responses are below:

To submit your return:

1. Log in

2. Click 'Tenders'

3. Locate the relevant project

4. View details

5. Click on the tab relating to the relevant project stage (e.g. 'Invitation to Tender')

6. Click on the 'Attach Documents' button and upload your return.

7. Check ALL your response documents are uploaded and displayed in the 'My Tender Return' panel. The system will only permit your organisation to make one

8. Click the red 'Submit Return' button.

Please note, to preserve the integrity of the procurement, all communications with the University must be made via the correspondence function within In-Tend. Publication of Award Details: In accordance with Regulation 50, paragraph (2) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. the University intends to publish the value of any resulting contract at the award stage, and reserves the right to do so. By submitting a response, potential suppliers/tenderers are consenting to publication of this information unless otherwise agreed in advance with the University.

Costs and Expenses: Potential suppliers/tenderers are solely responsible for their costs and expenses incurred in connection with the preparation and submission of responses and participation in this and all future stages of this procurement.

Under no circumstances will the University be liable for any costs or expenses borne by potential suppliers/tenderers or any of their supply chain, partners or advisers in this procurement process.

The University is not liable for any costs in the event of the cancellation of this procurement process.

Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No

About the buyer

Contact name

Mary Shelley Kowoh Tisanjoh


Glen Eyre Road
University of Southampton
SO16 3TU
United Kingdom


02380 597810