Published date: 13 July 2018

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Opportunity (published 9 August 2018, last edited 9 August 2018)

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Contract summary


  • Architectural and related services - 71200000

Location of contract


Value of contract

£9,000,000 to £11,000,000

Procurement reference


Published date

13 July 2018

Closing date

13 August 2018

Contract start date

27 November 2018

Contract end date

24 November 2028

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Restricted procedure (OJEU)

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

OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) procedures are valued above a certain financial threshold.

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The City of London Corporation wishes to procure the services of an Architect and Lead Designer to lead a design team for the Fleet Street Estate and to progress its capital project to project completion.

The Fleet Street Estate project will seek to provide a "state of the art" New Combined Court Facility and City of London Police headquarters.

The initial appointment will be for concept design, RIBA Stage 2, to support the business case for the Fleet Street Estate with provision to instruct further RIBA design stages (upto stage 6) with a further 36 months duration for soft landings.

At the end of Phase RIBA Stage 2 the City of London Corporation will make a decision to proceed on to the next stage of the project and reserves the right to not proceed, or to instruct the consultant to a revised contract strategy for the works.

More information


Additional text

OJEU Notice: 2018/S 133-303062

This tendering exercise is being undertaken using the electronic tendering system 'CapitaleSourcing' ( Suppliers will need to register an interest on the system in order to participate and registration is free.

The estimated contract value given is for the full possible duration of the contract.

The estimated annual contract value is therefore £1.1M.

About the buyer

Contact name

Sohail Khan