Published date: 17 January 2020

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Awarded contract (published 10 February 2020)

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Contract summary


  • Feasibility study, advisory service, analysis - 71241000

  • Research and development services and related consultancy services - 73000000

Location of contract

North East

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

17 January 2020

Closing date

31 January 2020

Contract start date

3 February 2020

Contract end date

30 June 2020

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

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The North East Combined Authority (NECA) is the accountable body for the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (North East LEP).

Sunderland City Council on behalf of the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (North East LEP) / NECA in partnership with the Academic Health Science Network for North East and North Cumbria is seeking to appoint an appropriated qualified contractor to conduct a feasibility study for a potential Clinical Skills Centre in the North East LEP area. This contract consists of:

• Production of a feasibility study for the development of the Clinical Skills Centre (RIBA stages 1 & 2, with elements of RIBA 3 &4 for Developed and Technical Design)
• Developing and delivering a Stakeholder engagement strategy to assess the accommodation requirements
• Assess options for the build site based on the accommodation needs and produce an options analysis report
• Using financial modelling, provide support to understand the cost of the build.
• Develop marketing material to support the business case for securing funding going forward

About the buyer

Contact name

Julie Rogerson


Civic Centre
Burdon Road
United Kingdom


+44 1915611772