Services - 509720-2017

20/12/2017    S244    - - Services - Contract notice - Competitive procedure with negotiation 

United Kingdom-Cambridge: Architectural, engineering and planning services

2017/S 244-509720

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Cambridgeshire District Councils
Cambridge City Council, Guildhall
United Kingdom
Contact person: Ms Heidi Parker
Telephone: +44 1223458051
NUTS code: UKH12

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
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

Developement Partner for the Cambridge Northern Fringe East Project

Reference number: DN314339
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

AWG Land Holdings Limited and Cambridge City Council, as joint landowners, are seeking a development partner to lead the planning promotion and delivery of a residential led mixed use development scheme of 121 acres for c. 5 200 units at the Cambridge Water Recycling Centre (CWRC), the former Cowley Road Park & Ride and the Cambridge Golf Driving Range. A bid has been submitted to the HCA for grant funding from the Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) to relocate the CWRC to a new location. The bid has been prioritised by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA) as their only bid to the HIF in the current round, demonstrating their commitment to the scheme. The relocation of the CWRC will be managed by Anglian Water and it is not envisaged that the development partner will be intricately involved with this process. The Core Site is included within the Cambridge Northern Fringe East (CNFE).

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKH12
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This contract is being procured by AWG Land Holdings Limited and Cambridge City Council, as joint landowners. It is believed that CNFE’s redevelopment provides an opportunity to deliver a new neighbourhood capable of contributing significant number of new homes and space for work alongside additional and necessary amenities for the area. CNFE’s redevelopment into a mixed-use neighbourhood will create thousands of new homes and over 7 000 new jobs on the core site, supported by amenities and community infrastucture. The landowners' vision for the area is founded on lessons learnt from successful Innovation Districts in cities around the world, including 22@Barcelona and HafenCity in Hamburg. The regeneration of CNFE supports the ambitions of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority for the wider region:

— doubling the size of the local economy by reinforcing Cambridge’s position as a global centre of excellence for research, development and business growth,

— accelerating house building rates to meet need, there by sustaining economic prosperity,

— growing international recognition for the Authority’s knowledge based economy, and

—delivering outstanding and much needed transport connectivity.

This ambitious vision can be achieved with the relocation of Anglian Water’s CWRC, which currently serves Cambridge and the surrounding villages and occupies c. 40 hectares (100 acres) within CNFE. Anglian Water and Cambridge City Council control over 50 % of the CNFE regeneration area, including the Core Site of 49 hectares (121 acres). There are no known constraints to prevent the Core Site being brought forward with appropriate measures for development quickly after planning consent is obtained.

The Landowners/Partnership are seeking to identify, through a Competitive Procedure with Negotiation, an experienced, innovative and proactive Master Planner who will develop the initial concept and ensure that our vision for Cambridge is successful for all interested parties.

Interested parties are required to complete the attached SSQ from which the top 5 companies will be shortlisted and invited to participate in the first Invitation to Tender stage. Shortlisted companies will be invited to attend a clarification meeting during the initial tender period, before submitting their first bids. The partnership will then shortlist the top three with whom further negotiations will be initiated. Full detail of initial dates are included in the SQ document, with further dates to be made available in the first ITT document.

All questions regarding this procurement and the process are to be made via the pro-contract-due-north portal.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 300
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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 III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Competitive procedure with negotiation
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated
IV.1.5)Information about negotiation
The contracting authority reserves the right to award the contract on the basis of the initial tenders without conducting negotiations
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
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
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 22/01/2018
Local time: 17:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 29/01/2018
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Cambridge City Council
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: