Published date: 19 July 2019

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: 2 August 2019

Contract summary


  • Real estate services - 70000000

  • Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services - 71000000

  • Research and development services and related consultancy services - 73000000

    • Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security - 79000000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract

£100,000 to £150,000

Procurement reference


Published date

19 July 2019

Closing date

2 August 2019

Contract start date

2 September 2019

Contract end date

15 July 2020

Contract type

Supply contract

Procedure type

Competitive quotation (below threshold)

The buyer selects a group of potential suppliers to invite to tender.

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

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Amber Valley Borough Council is seeking a suitably qualified and experienced place making/planning consultancy to work with the Council and Partners to develop the detailed Business Case through the Government's Future High Streets Fund, for further capital funding to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

The anticipated budget for completion of all works is anticipated to range from £100,000 to £150,000

The business case will be required to meet the following criteria:

1. Strategic case - Setting out the wider rationale for activity and objectives
2. Economic case - Including appraisal of options and robust assessment of the costs and benefits of the project
3. Commercial case - Setting out the delivery model including procurement and commercial implementation arrangements.
4. Financial case - Including details on the costs of the project demonstrating that the preferred options can be delivered successfully.
5. Management case - setting out the planning and practical arrangements for implementing the project.

Due to the time constraints of developing the draft business case, consultancies should only submit their interest in the project, if they are able to dedicate sufficient resources for a first draft business case to be prepared by no later than 8 November 2019. Following, initial feedback on this from the government, the successful consultancy will then be required to work up the final business case in readiness for submission by 15 January 2020

It is anticipated that the works will include:
• Detailed consultation with partners and the public
• Detailed examination of the opportunities, options, constraints and practicalities, including any legal constraints
• Detailed pricing and initial design work
• Engagement with partners
• The appointment and management of any specialists services
• The production of a coherent well considered, fully costed business case and master plan to transform Heanor town centre

The Council anticipates appointing the successful consultants during August 2019 to enable works to commence at speed from 2 September 19.

More information

Additional text

Please contact the author for further details.
• Request of documents, 2 August 19
• Estimated return date for proposal 21 August 19
• Estimated date for presentations 29 August 19
• Estimated award date 30 August 19
• Estimated start date 2 September 19

Contact details:
Joanne Bamford
Town Hall,

01773 841485

About the buyer

Contact name

Joanne Bamford


Town Hall


01773 841485