Published date: 15 July 2022

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: 5 September 2022, 12pm

Contract summary


  • Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services - 71000000

Location of contract

North East

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

15 July 2022

Closing date

5 September 2022

Closing time


Contract start date

23 January 2023

Contract end date

22 January 2027

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 Association of North East Councils Limited Trading As the North East ProcurementOrganisation (NEPO) seeks to establish a multi-Supplier, multi-Lot Framework Agreement to provide Support Services for the Development of the Built Environment.
The resulting solution will facilitate the provision of skilled expertise & resources to assist Contracting Authorities in circumstances where they deem appropriate. These
circumstances may include managing peaks in workload, occasions where the required skills are not available in-house, demonstration of best value, facilitating benchmarking, driving service improvement, additional innovation and efficiencies.
It is NEPO's intention that the Framework Agreement will provide a compliant route to market for Contracting Authorities to appoint consultants for construction, civil engineering, highways and transportation. The appointments will be made under the following Terms &
JCT Consultancy Agreement (Public Sector) 2016 edition
NEC3 - Professional Services Contract
NEC3 - Professional Services Short Contract
NEC4 - Professional Services Contract
NEC4 - Professional Services Short Contract
ACE Professional Services Agreement Advisory, Investigatory and other Services 2019 Edition
ACE Professional Services Agreement 2017
This list is not exhaustive and other standard forms of contract are permissible including bespoke contracts of the Contracting Authority.
The opportunity can be accessed via the NEPO eTendering system. Suppliers wishing to be considered for this Framework Agreement must register their expression of interest and submit a tender through the NEPO eTendering System. If not already registered, candidates should register on the NEPO eTendering system at
Tenders must be submitted using the link above. Tenders submitted via post or email methods will not be accepted. If you require time-critical assistance on submitting your
Tender please contact the System Support Team on 0330 0050352. For non time-critical issues, such as passwords, general account queries and location of information etc, please contact Proactis Supplier Support Helpdesk Ticketing System ( and select ProContract V3 support. You will then need to log
in or submit a ticket to register your issue. Alternatively, you can email this will automatically log a support ticket on the Proactis Supplier Support Helpdesk.
NEPO does not give any guarantee and/or warrant the actual value of orders (if any) which will be placed with the successful suppliers by any Contracting Authority using the
Framework Agreement pursuant to this process and accepts no liability thereof.

More information


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The initial period of this framework is 48 months, there are also optional extensions of up to 24 months available.

About the buyer

Contact name

Jane Turner


NEPO, Northern Design Centre, Abbots Hill, Baltic Business Quarter