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United Kingdom-London: Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services
Notice for changes or additional information
(Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union, 2020/S 121-298107)
Section I: Contracting authority/entity
Section II: Object
City of London — Architectural Services Framework
The City carries out projects associated with its estate and is putting in place a framework for architects to design those projects. This framework is suitable for SMEs who will be able to provide a personal, high quality, adaptable and agile services and have experience of working on similar project types and values. There will be four bands of projects:
Lot 1: Architectural services for projects with a construction value up to GBP 6 million
Lot 2: Architectural services for projects with a construction value over GBP 6 million
Lot 3: Architectural services for interior fit out type projects
Lot 4: Architectural services for historic and conservation projects.
No more than six consultants will be appointed to each lot. Bidders may tender for all lots, but consultants will be appointed to no more than two lots.
Section VI: Complementary information
Section VII: Changes
The tender process is being extended by three weeks to 11 August 2020, the reason for the extension is the following:
The City Corporation has decided to extend the deadline for submission of SQs for this Architect Framework, with associated adjustments to the rest of the procurement timeline. This is in order for amendments to be made to some SQ and ITT questions and the specification and for bidders to have time to prepare and respond to these changes.
The amendments have been deemed necessary due to the changing economic landscape brought about by Covid-19, the differential impacts the pandemic is having and the City Corporation’s strengthened commitment to eroding barriers to contracting with SMEs and to actively addressing under-representation within our supply chains as part of our public sector equality duty. Additionally, work on developing the City’s Climate Action Strategy with a pathway to net zero carbon and climate resilience, the City Corporation’s Circular Economy Strategy and the responsible procurement policy has progressed to the extent that it allows elements to be added to ensure alignment of this framework with future sustainable development aspirations.
Applicants should wait to submit an SQ response. Amendments to any SQ criteria will be issued w/c 27 July. Please wait for further instruction to avoid duplication of work.