Black Country Economic Development Needs Assessment

Black Country Economic Development Needs Assessment

The four Black Country local planning authorities of Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton are seeking to commission an Economic Development Needs Assessment Study to support the forthcoming review of the Black Country Core Strategy.

Tender for the Black Country Economic Development Needs Assessment (EDNA)

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Contract summary

Industry

Research and Development

Location of contract

B69 3DB

Value of contract (£)

£0

Closing date

10 June 2016

Contract start date

22 June 2016

Contract end date

15 May 2017

Description

Tender for Black Country Economic Development Needs Assessment (EDNA) The four Black Country local planning authorities of Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton are seeking to commission an Economic Development Needs Assessment (EDNA) Study to support the forthcoming review of the Black Country Core Strategy (BCCS), which covers the plan period of 2016-2036. The EDNA should provide an assessment of the objectively assessed employment land need by producing a National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and National Planning Practice Guidance (NPPG) compliant study that meets the following objectives: 1. Assess and define the Functional Economic Market Area (FEMA) operating in the Black Country and any sub areas within it and identify any cross-border issues relating to the provision of employment land. 2. Develop an understanding of the current economic, employment land and business situation, by sector and geographical area based on a combination of research techniques including capturing the views of stakeholders, market agents and local businesses. 3. Provide economic growth and employment land use projections to 2036 and give them appropriate weight in the light of the unpredictability of macro-economic forces 4. Perform an assessment of existing and future supply of land available for economic development needs and its sufficiency and suitability to meet identified needs. This will advise where there are gaps in the current portfolio in quantitative and qualitative terms 5. Develop conclusions to help the Black Country review the existing policy approach and potentially develop new policies to meet the future growth of the area. 6. Identify the most appropriate opportunities to address the quantitative and qualitative gaps in the employment land portfolio identified through Objective 4 The Council will be using the In-tend e-Tendering System for this Procurement exercise, please visit https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sandwellmbc to access the Sandwell MBC In-tend Supplier Portal. From here you will be able to register your company, express an interest in the opportunity, and gain immediate access to the ITT and other related documents. In Order To View the On-Line Questionnaire and Submit a Tender, you will be required to` Opt-In`. Please be mindful that if you are cut and pasting your question responses onto the On-Line Questionnaire that you do so from a notepad document, this is due to the fact that some special characters are not accepted within the On-Line Questionnaire. For a Step by Step user guide to the Sandwell MBC In-tend Supplier Portal please click on the `Guidance for Suppliers` section of the website. All procurement responses must be carried out via the Sandwell MBC In-tend Supplier Portal. If you require further assistance in respect of the system please contact the In-tend support team on 0844 272 8810. C…

About the buyer

Contact name

Neil Whitehouse

Address

Freeth Street

Oldbury

West Midlands

B69 3DB

United Kingdom

Telephone

0121 569 3625

Email

neil_whitehouse@sandwell.gov.uk

Other information

Attachments

Additional information on how to apply for this contract

https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sandwellmbc/aspx/

Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No

How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided.

 

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