United Kingdom-Stevenage: Architectural services for buildings
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: www.stevenage.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: www.supplyhertfordshire.uk
Section II: Object
SBC 0619 Provision of Architectural Services at Shephall View
Stevenage Borough Council wishes to develop a site at Shephall View and is seeking detailed planning permission to covert the site into dense residential use. The Council is looking to commission architectural services to produce a comprehensive package of drawings and specifications up to RIBA stage 3 and submit a detailed planning application. Please note the deadline for returns and allow sufficient time to make your return as late returns will not be permitted. Any questions relating to this tender should be made via correspondence on the website and can be addressed to the main contact as shown in the details above.
Stevenage Borough Council wishes to develop a site at Shephall View and is seeking detailed planning permission to covert the site into dense residential use. The Council is looking to commission architectural services to produce a comprehensive package of drawings and specifications up to RIBA stage 3 and submit a detailed planning application that:
— maximises the site footprint to provide a mix of 1 and 2 bed flats, and 2 and 3 bed houses,
— provides associated parking requirements including 16 replacement car park spaces for Aqua Playground,
— is deliverable within the constraints of the site,
— is in line with planning objectives and likely to be favourable with the planning department,— is sympathetic with the local surrounding area,
— delivers a target of at least 120 new homes or identifies why this is not possible. Please note the deadline for returns and allow sufficient time to make your return as late returns will not be permitted. Any questions relating to this tender should be made via correspondence on the website and can be addressed to the main contact as shown in the details above.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Criteria as stated in the procurement documents.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Stevenage Borough Council reserves the right to cancel the procurement and not to proceed with the long term contract at any stage of the procurement process. Stevenage Borough Council also reserves the right not to award a contract. Neither Stevenage Borough Council nor any person on whose behalf of whom this procurement is undertaken is to be liable for any costs incurred by those expressing an interest or tendering for these contracts. The Council reserves the right to carry out additional financial checks on all companies tendering for this contract at any time during the procurement process, to ensure that they continue to meet the Council's requirements and remain financially viable to perform the contract. To access this procurement opportunity please visit www.supplyhertfordshire.uk and follow the on-screen guidance. Any clarifications regarding this opportunity must be raised through the Correspondence area in the eTendering system. If you are experiencing problems with the eTendering system, In-Tend offer a help section which includes a dedicated UK Support Desk which can be contacted via email: email@example.com or telephone +441144070065 for any website/technical questions, Monday to Friday 8:30 — 17:30. The Council undertakes to hold confidential any information provided in the proposal submitted, subject to the Council's obligations under the law, including the Freedom of Information Act 2000. If the potential supplier considers that any of the information submitted in the proposal should not be disclosed because of its commercial sensitivity or for reasons of confidentiality, then this should be stated with the reason for considering it sensitive. The Council will then endeavour to consult with the potential supplier about such commercially sensitive or confidential information when considering any request received under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 before replying to such a request, but the decision of the Council in deciding whether an exemption applies is final. Please note the deadline for return and allow sufficient time to make your return as late returns will not be permitted.
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