United Kingdom-London: Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services
Voluntary ex ante transparency notice
Section I: Contracting authority/entity
Main address: www.guinnesspartnership.com
Section II: Object
Imperial 2 Development — Project Manager and Employer's Agent Appointment
A contract for the provision of project management and employer's agent services in connection with the development known as "Imperial 2", being the proposed development at Clockhouse and Access House, Bromley-by-Bow, London E3 3EA.
Clockhouse and Access House, Bromley-by-Bow, London E3 3EA.
The Contract is for the provision of project management and employer's agent services in connection with the Imperial 2 development, which is a mixed tenure housing development involving the construction of approximately 491 units.
Section IV: Procedure
The Contract is to be awarded to Arcadis LLP (Arcadis) pursuant to Regulation 32(2)(b)(iii) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. For the reasons set out below, the Contract can only be awarded to Arcadis for reasons connected with the protection of exclusive rights, and no reasonable alternative exists.
Arcadis were originally appointed by the previous owner of the Imperial 2 development site, Plot (Bromley by Bow) LLP, to provide project management and employer's agent services in respect of the Imperial 2 development. Guinness Developments Limited (GDL) then acquired the Imperial 2 site from Plot. It was an express condition of the terms of the site sale agreement between GDL and Plot that following completion of the sale GDL would take a novation of Arcadis' appointment from Plot. Accordingly, due to an exclusive right which Plot had (being its ownership of the site and its right to negotiate the sale of the site with such conditions as it saw fit), the Contract may only be awarded to Arcadis.
Section V: Award of contract/concession
Section VI: Complementary information
The Contracting Authority intends to enter into this contract following a minimum 10 day calendar day standstill period starting on the day after this notice is published in the Official Journal of the European Union. The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No. 102) (as amended) (the Regulations) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or who are at risk of harm by a breach of the Regulations to bring proceedings in the High Court. Any such proceedings must be brought within the limitation period specified by the Regulations according to the remedy sought.
In accordance with Part 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.