Published date: 07 January 2020

Last edited date: 07 January 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 date: 24 January 2020

Contract summary


  • Architectural design services - 71220000

  • Architectural, engineering and planning services - 71240000

Location of contract


Value of contract

£120k - £150k

Published date

07 January 2020

Closing date

24 January 2020

Contract start date

13 March 2020

Contract end date

31 March 2026

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This Mini-Competition seeks the appointment of a Community Workshop Operator to progress the delivery of OPDC's vision, in partnership with LB Brent and the Canal & River Trust, in delivering workshop spaces and public realm improvements where local communities and canal users can -among other things- fix their boats, bikes and other things. These, and any other potential activities will be scoped and prototyped on-site in collaboration with local communities and stakeholders, in order to establish a schedule of activities, a business plan, and designs of the infrastructure and public realm improvements.

The proposals will be delivered on-site by the OPDC, and operated by the appointed service provider for a period of up to 5 years. OPDC is open to consider different locally embedded business and operating models depending on the outcomes of the prototyping stage.

This tender opportunity shall be evaluated in two stages. Bidders that meet the technical threshold and are one of the five (5) highest ranking bidders against Stage One shall be invited to submit a proposal for Stage Two.

About the buyer

Contact name

Tufail Ahmed


14 Pier Walk
SE10 0ES


+44 2030549026


Other information


The procurement process is being carried out electronically via the TfL's eTendering portal: ProContract from ProActis, "the Portal" Link:

Interested suppliers are required to express their interest in this opportunity via the Portal as soon as possible and submit a complete tender proposal by the specified deadline 12 noon 24 January 2020. Late tender submissions will not be accepted.

Any requests for clarification regarding this procurement must be submitted by the specified deadline via the Portal:

Please do not contact any TfL or OPDC employees directly throughout the procurement process as it is imperative that the process remains fair and transparent to all applicants. Failure to comply may result in your submission being rejected by us.

Any clarifications regarding this procurement must be submitted to the Procurement Lead via the Portal.
Guidance on how to use the Portal is available on the front-page:
For any additional guidance and help on how to use the Portal please contact the Portal's Supplier HelpDesk which is available by email to:

How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided, or follow the instructions given in the notice description or information section.

Closing date: 24 January 2020