Published date: 20 December 2023

Last edited date: 29 February 2024

This notice was replaced on 4 April 2024

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

Awarded contract (published 4 April 2024)

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.

Contract summary


  • Architectural and related services - 71200000

Location of contract

PL15 8BA

Value of contract

£50,000 to £75,000

Procurement reference


Published date

20 December 2023

Closing date

28 February 2024

Closing time


Contract start date

11 March 2024

Contract end date

5 August 2024

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.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



The deliverables of this project are identified as follows:

1. To undertake an assessment of a former high street bank premises and design a fully accessible compliant library and information hub, incorporating full adult and children's library, registrar service and office space.
2. To undertake concept design meetings with residents and library users to ensure full consideration of user needs and input following an agreed methodology, recording and collating responses to produce a summary document of findings.
3. Specify and work to the RIBA contract(s) which will be applicable.
4. To Include all planning consents and permissions and costings

More information


  • Q+A dated 090224.pdf
  • Clarifications to bidders questions
  • This attachment supersedes the post dated 22/01/24. The amendments only relate to additional questions.
  • Library Hub Amendment to RFQ 290224.pdf
  • Contract schedules
  • Because of the large number of submitted Requests for Quotation (RFQ), the council has had to extend the period of tender evaluation. This extension is to ensure there is sufficient time for councillors to undertake effective and rigorous scrutiny of each submission and therefore arrive at a fair and equitable decision.
    This part of the process will now conclude on Tuesday 12 March.


About the buyer

Contact name

Christopher Drake


Town Hall
Western Road
PL15 7AR


01566 773693