Published date: 31 May 2019

Last edited date: 31 May 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: 12 July 2019

Contract summary


  • Building consultancy services - 71315200

  • Research and development consultancy services - 73200000

  • Business and management consultancy and related services - 79400000

    • Business and management consultancy services - 79410000

Location of contract

SG17 5TQ

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

31 May 2019

Closing date

12 July 2019

Contract start date

16 September 2019

Contract end date

15 September 2023

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (above threshold)

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

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

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The Regeneration and Business directorate currently manages consultancy and professional services. The Regeneration and Business directorate is seeking to learn from best practice and commission technical expertise to support our ambitious agenda in Central Bedfordshire through this procurement Framework.

The proposed framework will comprise of a total of six Lots covering the breadth of the directorate, further details of each Lot and the requirements are detailed in the Procurement Specification.

Lot 1 Economic Development/ Regeneration/ Place Delivery
Lot 2 Housing and Commercial Financial Modelling
Lot 3 Strategic Planning
Lot 4 Planning and Development Management
Lot 5 Business engagement, events management and promotion
Lot 6 Land Drainage and Specialist Design/ Checking Support

The framework is intended for use by contracting authorities throughout the United Kingdom, including regional and local authorities and bodies governed by public law.

Framework Start Date: 16th September 2019
Framework End Date: 15th September 2023

Help and Support - The Council will provide as much support and information as it can to help guide you through the Tender process. Questions asked together with the response, will be made available to all tenderers to ensure a fair and consistent approach to all.

If there is anything you are not sure of or need clarification on, please send a correspondence using the 'In-tend' portal tendering system.
Last date for receiving questions on Intend system is at 12:00 noon on Monday 8th July 2019

Return of Tender - Completed Tenders and attachments should be submitted electronically, by the due date via our \"In-tend\" electronic tendering system. Tenders must be uploaded via the \"My Return\" section of the system. Tenders submitted through the correspondence facility will not be considered.

Your Tender must be submitted via the In-Tend system by no later than 12:00 noon on Friday 12th July 2019. Tenders received after that time will be excluded.

More information


Additional text

Prospective contractors must be able to demonstrate previous experience of similar work and be prepared to provide references.
Applications are welcome from single organisations or consortia from the public, private and voluntary/community sector

To express an interest, please log in or register on our electronic tendering system in order to view the necessary tendering documents and respond accordingly.

Please note that once you have registered on In-tend a separate action (expressing an Interest) is required to access the documents, you must click on the actual Tender you wish to access. We accept no liability if you have not expressed an interest in the tender.

Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No

About the buyer

Contact name

Claire Edmunds


Priory House
SG17 5TQ
United Kingdom