Published date: 16 March 2019

This notice was replaced on 7 July 2019

This notice does not contain the most up-to-date information about this procurement. The most recent notice is:

Awarded contract (published 7 July 2019)

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Contract summary


  • Building consultancy services - 71315200

  • Urban planning services - 71410000

  • Design consultancy services - 79415200

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

16 March 2019

Closing date

5 April 2019

Contract start date

1 May 2019

Contract end date

31 July 2019

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (below threshold)

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

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

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The ITT process will be run via the Bravo e-Tendering system (located at , so in order to respond and to receive further documentation, including Q&As, you will need to be registered.

If you are not already registered please follow the instructions below to do so:

Register your company on the Bravo eSourcing portal (this is only required once)
- Browse to the eSourcing Portal
- Click the "Click here to register" link
- Accept the terms and conditions and click "continue"
- Enter your correct business and user details
- Note the username you chose and click "Save" when complete
- You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure).

Registration is free and you will then be able to access full details of the RFI and download all further documentation.

Once registered on Bravo please e-mail the MHCLG contact detailed within this notice and you will be added to the eProcurement event.

1.1 MHCLG is producing design guidance as part of the Planning Practice Guidance (PPG) to support the revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).

1.2 MHCLG wishes to procure a specialist to help develop a visual Design Manual to support the revised Design PPG, including illustrations for design principles and projects.

1.3 The objective is to develop an easy to use toolkit that local planning authorities, developers, built environment professionals and other agencies involved in the design of the built environment can use to ensure quality is embedded in policies, programmes and projects

More information


Additional text

See Invitation To Tender document for procurement summary incl timetable.

See Appx B; SoR for the specification.

See Appx D; Response Guidance for evaluation criteria and how to respond.

Appx E is the Price Schedule. Bidders must complete this spreadsheet to confirm their pricing.

About the buyer

Contact name

Rob Hardman


2 Marsham Street