Services - 33956-2017

28/01/2017    S20    - - Services - Voluntary ex ante transparency notice - Contract award without prior publication 

United Kingdom-Oxford: Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services

2017/S 020-033956

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Oxford City Council
Town Hall, St Aldates
United Kingdom
Contact person: Ms Caroline Wood
Telephone: +44 1865252095
NUTS code: UKJ1

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

Provision of Professional Services in relation to the Oxford Design Review Panel.

Reference number: DN230672
II.1.2)Main CPV code
71000000 - AA01
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Provision of professional services, in particular design review and support services, required for the Oxford Design Review Panel.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Lowest offer: 250 000.00 GBP / Highest offer: 300 000.00 GBP taken into consideration
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provision of professional services, in particular design review and support services, required for the Oxford Design Review Panel. The proposed contract will be for a period of 2 years.

II.2.5)Award criteria
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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
Award of a contract without prior publication of a call for competition in the Official Journal of the European Union in the cases listed below
  • The procurement falls outside the scope of application of the directive

The Oxford Design Review Panel was set up by Oxford City Council and the Design Council/CaBE in 2014. Design review and support services to the council through this process have been provided under contract from Design Council/CaBE since then. The Design Council have an unique national network of 400 Built Environment Experts (BEEs). These individuals are among the best in their profession, covering both traditional and emerging disciplines including: architecture, planning, engineering, sustainability, heritage, transport, housing, SMART cities, inclusion, health and well-being and culture and identity. The BEEs were recruited through an open and rigorous assessment process by the Design Council. BEEs have framework contracts with the Design Council which provides Oxford City Council with flexible access to these specialists as and when needed. There is no comparable organisation with the standing of the Design Council or the range of specialist expertise that they can provide.

Having access to exemplary design review and the inputs from the expertise available through Design Council/CaBE are imperative to the delivery of successful growth and development in a city like Oxford. Continuation of the ODRP is a council priority and the association of the national authoritative body on design review matters; Design Council/CaBE is necessary for public confidence in this part of the planning process in Oxford.

The Council believes that the scope of this contract falls outside the scope of the regulations on the basis that there is no alternative supplier.

IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
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

Section V: Award of contract/concession

Contract No: DN230672
V.2)Award of contract/concession
V.2.1)Date of contract award decision:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Design Council
Angel Building, 407 St John Street
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UK
The contractor/concessionaire will be an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (excluding VAT)
Lowest offer: 250 000.00 GBP / Highest offer: 300 000.00 GBP taken into consideration
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Oxford City Council
St Aldate's Chambers, St Aldate's
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: