Published date: 19 April 2021

Last edited date: 28 April 2021

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Closing: 4 May 2021, 12pm

Contract summary


  • Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services - 71000000

Location of contract

East of England

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

19 April 2021

Closing date

4 May 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

13 May 2021

Contract end date

31 January 2024

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open (non-OJEU)

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

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Uttlesford District Council invites consultancy teams to submit a proposal to work with the Council on the Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP) as a critical element in the preparation of the new Local Plan for the district, commencing with a review and updating of the baseline, followed by a draft IDP and viability assessment of the preferred spatial option; to be completed by the end of 2022.

Uttlesford District Council is at the Issues and Options stage of preparing the new Local Plan. containing the preferred spatial strategy, strategic and non-strategic policies for development for the period 2020 to 2040. This will close, including the Call for Sites, on 21st April when options for the spatial strategy will be prepared. The emerging IDP will need to feed directly into the spatial Strategy options.

The IDP must acknowledge the geography and economic position of the district in the wider region of influence including growth plans around Cambridge, across Essex, north-west towards the Oxford-Milton Keynes- Cambridge Arc, England's Economic Heartland, the scope of Transport East, and along the M11 Innovation Corridor towards London. This could translate into opportunity for funding strategic infrastructure within wider partnerships and coalescence of interest. The District will have to demonstrate at the Local Plan Examination in Public the capacity to deliver the growth agenda along with the infrastructure essential to create healthy and climate-change responsive communities or to support the expansion of existing settlements, and this may well be without the certainty of funding for major projects; hence the need for a robust and viable IDP.

Consultants must demonstrate convincingly their appreciation of these wider imperatives, the need for strong, broader partnerships, meeting the objectives of infrastructure providers and be bold in the approach to climate change mitigation, adaptation and carving the road to net zero with a quality output delivered to the project milestones and Plan programme. The consultants should develop an IDP which sets out what infrastructure is needed, where, likely phasing, and deliverability issues including cost. Consultants will work with all the physical and community infrastructure providers, incorporating their vision and strategies for delivery and funding, utilising emerging evidence in the context of accepted standards. However, consultants must take account of and apply reasoned prediction to changes to standards over time.

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About the buyer

Contact name

Katie Elgie


County Hall




Closing: 4 May 2021, 12pm