Published date: 29 June 2020

Open opportunity - This means that the contract is currently unfulfilled but active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to contact them with bid applications.

Closing date: 31 July 2020

Contract summary


  • Refurbishment work - 45453100

Location of contract


Value of contract

£5,000,000 to £6,000,000

Published date

29 June 2020

Closing date

31 July 2020

Contract start date

19 April 2021

Contract end date

07 March 2022

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Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Portsmouth City Council (the Council) is inviting expressions of interest for delivery of major refurbishment works to The Avalon - an office building located at 57-63 Scrutton Street, South Shoreditch, London.

Application is via completion of a project specific Supplier Status Questionnaire (SSQ) and following their assessment the top 4 ranked contractors will be invited to tender for the following work
o Complete refurbishment of the building to provide a progressive workplace. Removing the existing roof and extending the structure to form a new 4th floor.
o New central plant and on-floor services.
o Significant amenity provisions located in the basement including 53 indoor cycle spaces, repair area and lockers. Shower facilities are also provided within the basement.
o BREEAM Very Good targeted rating with certain aspects of BREEAM to be fulfilled by the contractor.

The Council anticipates the refurbishment works may cost in the region of ?5M - ?6M and will be procured on the basis of a traditional single stage competitive tender route (with a client appointed consult design team).

The Council is targeting to have awarded the contract by 6th April 2021 contractor with works commencement on 19th April 2021 and completion by 7th March 2022.

The Council is aiming to issue the tender documents on Monday 18th January 2021. Prior to issue consultation with the shortlisted contractors will be undertaken between 24th August 2020 and 11th September 2020.

Set out below is the procurement programme -

OJEU Contract Notice submission - Friday 26th June 2020
SSQ published - Monday 29th June 2020
SSQ submission deadline - Friday 31st July 12:00
SSQ evaluation / contractor shortlist complete - Friday 14th August 2020
Pre tender contractor consultation - Monday 24th August - Friday 11th September 2020
Assessment of contractor feedback - Monday 14th September - Friday 2nd October 2020
Tender pack issued - Monday 18th January 2021
Request for clarification deadline - Tuesday 16th February 2021 12:00
Tender submission deadline - Friday 26th February 2021 12:00
Standstill period - Friday 26th March - Monday 5th April 2021
Contract award - Tuesday 6th April 2021
Works commencement - Monday 19th April 2021
Works complete - Monday 7th March 2022

About the buyer

Contact name

Procurement Service


Guildhall Square
United Kingdom


023 9268 8235


Other information


Additional text

Portsmouth City Council is currently in the process of seeking expressions of interest for the following project - Redevelopment of Avalon House, 57-63 Scrutton Street, London - Refurbishment Works

The full details and ability to express an interest will be via our e-sourcing system Intend. This filepath will take you to the relevant area of Intend,

Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No

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: 31 July 2020