Services - 170076-2021

02/04/2021    S65

United Kingdom-Chicester: Real estate services

2021/S 065-170076

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: West Sussex County Council
Postal address: County Hall, West Street
Town: Chicester
NUTS code: UKJ27 West Sussex (South West)
Postal code: PO19 1RQ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Terri Hudson
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

WSCC Strategic Property Development Partner

Reference number: WSCC - 030887
II.1.2)Main CPV code
70000000 Real estate services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The Council has a substantial portfolio of surplus land and property, both within and outside the County boundary, that can either be disposed of or developed. There is a consensus of opinion within the Council that there is a need to pursue a model where the Council takes more of an active role in property development with the aim of improving the financial returns to the Council and pace of delivery. The Council is therefore seeking a partner with development and funding expertise to work with it to identify opportunities from its land holdings and potentially those of its partners, and bring forward development and funding on these sites. The JV Partnership will also have the opportunity to purchase and develop land and property both within and beyond the County boundary. The Council reserves the right to pursue investment opportunities and land acquisitions during the lifetime of the JV Partnership.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 1 000 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
71000000 Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services
45453100 Refurbishment work
71220000 Architectural design services
45214200 Construction work for school buildings
70220000 Non-residential property renting or leasing services
71541000 Construction project management services
70210000 Residential property renting or leasing services
71540000 Construction management services
71251000 Architectural and building-surveying services
70331000 Residential property services
70123200 Sale of non-residential estate
70000000 Real estate services
70123100 Sale of residential real estate
45111291 Site-development work
45111000 Demolition, site preparation and clearance work
71240000 Architectural, engineering and planning services
71247000 Supervision of building work
70111000 Development of residential real estate
45211341 Flats construction work
71312000 Structural engineering consultancy services
71530000 Construction consultancy services
45214000 Construction work for buildings relating to education and research
70332200 Commercial property management services
79211000 Accounting services
71315200 Building consultancy services
79211100 Bookkeeping services
45210000 Building construction work
71400000 Urban planning and landscape architectural services
45112700 Landscaping work
45262700 Building alteration work
45211340 Multi-dwelling buildings construction work
45214300 Construction work for college buildings
45214210 Primary school construction work
45211360 Urban development construction work
70300000 Real estate agency services on a fee or contract basis
45211350 Multi-functional buildings construction work
45330000 Plumbing and sanitary works
45211300 Houses construction work
45233260 Pedestrian ways construction work
70112000 Development of non-residential real estate
70110000 Development services of real estate
71311000 Civil engineering consultancy services
55250000 Letting services of short-stay furnished accommodation
70120000 Buying and selling of real estate
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKJ27 West Sussex (South West)
NUTS code: UKJ28 West Sussex (North East)
Main site or place of performance:

West Sussex

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The primary purpose of this procurement is to procure a strategic property development partner(s) for West Sussex County Council (the ‘Council’). It is anticipated this would be through a new or existing wholly owned subsidiary company limited by shares for a contract term of 30 years. The Council is proposing a particular structure for the JV Partnership. However, it is open to the market to design a solution that best meets the Council’s objectives and, therefore, an alternative corporate vehicle can be proposed. The Council is pursuing a JV Partnership approach with a view to securing the optimum solution with a partnership structure which best suits that solution. The Council, through its wholly owned company, intends to enter into a partnership agreement (‘Partnership Agreement’) under which a partner will be appointed to carry out demolition, preparation, design, build, finance, including (but not limited to) housing, retail, new residential units, commercial units, public government buildings and spaces including hospitals, police and ambulance facilities, education and leisure facilities. There may be a requirement for the partner to undertake other specialist areas such as highway works. The type of joint venture legal entity who will appoint the contractor(s) could vary depending on tenderers’ proposals. The Council will invest its land in the JV Partnership but all other funding approaches will be considered as part of the funding solution developed through the competitive dialogue procedure. The Council recognises the opportunity for it to act as a senior lender and is willing to consider any structural mechanisms / alternative joint venture structures that may deliver commercial benefit to both parties. The securing of capital, funding and/or investment will form part of the JV Partnership solution, as will the marketing and positioning of the real estate developed. The partner will provide its development expertise, equity investment and access to private funding. The aforementioned will include the provision of development management services which will be delivered in accordance with the terms provided for under the Partnership Agreement. The JV Partnership will fund and deliver a programme of sites (including residential, commercial, community and other schemes) which are:

a) owned by the Council; and/or;

b) owned by the the private sector partner; and/or

c) sites which may be purchased/developed by the JV Partnership.

The Council and its partner will share in any financial returns from the sale, rental or development of the sites in a manner that is commensurate with the risks taken.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Non commercial / Weighting: 50 %
Cost criterion - Name: Commercial / Weighting: 50 %
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

Additional works, services or supplies may be purchased as a result of the award of this procurement.

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information


Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Competitive dialogue
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2020/S 120-293591
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: C13476
Lot No: 1

West Sussex Strategic Development Partner

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 7
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 0
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 7
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Morgan Sindall Investments Ltd
National registration number: 02544711
Town: London
NUTS code: UKI London
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 1 000 000 000.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot: 1 000 000 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

Please note that the value excluding VAT: Gross development value is estimated to be between GBP 750 000 000 – GBP 1 000 000 000 at today's values.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Royal Courts of Justice
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: High Court
Postal address: Royal Courts of Justice
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: