Consultancy Services for the Outer London Fund Round 2
Architectural design services. Urban planning and landscape architectural services. Wandsworth Borough Council are seeking expressions of interest from suitably experienced and competent service providers for the Balham Outer London Fund Round 2 programme.
UK-London: architectural design services
Section I: Contracting authority
Wandsworth Borough Council
Finance Department, Economic Development Office, The Town Hall
For the attention of: Rebecca Skellett
SW18 2PU London
Telephone: +44 2088715885
Address of the buyer profile: www.wandsworth.gov.uk
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 11: Management consulting services  and related services
NUTS code UKI11
Balham town centre has successfully secured 1 950 000 GBP from the Mayor of London’s Outer London Fund, unlocking an ambitious programme of improvements. We are seeking an excellent multidisciplinary design team to take the lead, and help us deliver a brilliant London town centre.
The range of skills needed include public realm design; community engagement; external installation lighting design; liaison with CDM; highways design; costs consultant services. The kind of projects being undertaken will also require a sensibility for graphics and identity-building.
— develop a powerful, overarching urban design strategy and design approach that makes all the projects in the initiative come together,
— provide a full design service and site supervision service (RIBA work stages A to L) to the five key public space projects listed below, along with associated consultation and engagement for all actions,
— provide programme-wide support to ensure the agreed urban design strategy and design approach is reflected in the non-public realm aspects of the project.
The transformation is made up of the following projects, which are all funded, and need to be completed by March 2014:
— bringing ‘delight’ to Balham High Road railway bridge – Enhancing the railway bridge to unlock the potential of the areas adjacent to the railway bridge; to encourage visitors to walk under the bridge to explore the southern half of Balham Town Centre, increase footfall and spend for independent retailers located in this area,
— public realm improvements to Hildreth Street to make it a vibrant market and café strip – The intention is to give clearer pedestrian priority along Hildreth Street, provide more space for outdoor tables from cafes, encourage more on-street activity from local traders, including increased take up of available market pitches, and a more flexible space for use during events. This is to maximise the new investment already underway and to achieve the café culture potential of the street,
— public realm improvements to Balham Community Space – Our intention is to build on the recent improvements and investment to the space and to undertake some simple measures to improve this space, bringing it into wider community use as an attractive area where shoppers can take a rest, and where community and business groups can hold outdoor events,
— public realm improvements to Post Office forecourt – Our intention is to carry out some design led improvements to transform this space into an attractive public square. The square will build on the investment in the area and provide additional public space for the increasing number of local residents,
— a creative solution to the ‘Ugly Wall’ – a prominent but unattractive flank wall has huge potential to help link together Balham’s public spaces, promote Balham’s identity and encourage visitors to explore Balham,
— implementing and delivering effective wayfinding in the high street (signage; printed and digital maps),
— assist in the setting up and revitalising traders associations to deliver a series of cultural events that will showcase Balham town centre,
— unlocking the development of low density sites close to Balham Station.
Overall, the aim is for all the projects to be related, so that the agreed urban design strategy and design approach is clear across digital, printed and the built experience.
1 454 250 GBP has been secured for the five public realm projects. The total budget for consultant fees has been set at a maximum of 12 %.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 174 510 GBP
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).
As set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).
Section IV: Procedure
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Organisations wishing to be considered for selection to tender are required to complete a pre-qualifying questionnaire (PQQ), which should be obtained from Rebecca Skellett either by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone +44 2088715885 or by post from Economic Development Office, Wandsworth Town Hall, Wandsworth High Street, London SW18 2PU.
Completed PQQs, along with any supporting documentation must be submitted by Friday 14th September at 12:00 noon. Late submissions may not be considered.
Selection for inclusion within the tender list will be based on responses provided within the PQQ including but not limited to the following criteria:
1. Evidence of delivering high quality design solutions, relevant to this project;
2. Evidence of range and breadth of experience and innovation of the individuals assigned to deliver the contract requirements;
3. Evidence of economic and financial standing in respect of viability to perform the contract requirements, including the requirement that turnover is equivalent to the annual contract value;
4. Evidence of the following suitable levels of insurance level: Public Liability to a minimum of 5 000 000 GBP (five million pounds) per occurrence, Employers Liability to a minimum of 5 000 000 GBP (five million pounds) and Professional Indemnity to a minimum of 2 000 000 GBP (two million pounds) or a statement that these will be obtained if awarded the contract;
5. Evidence of technical and professional capacity and ability.
For full details of the evaluation criteria please refer to the PQQ.
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below
Quality criteria. Weighting 90
Price. Weighting 10
Section VI: Complementary information
It is intended to restrict the tender list to a maximum of six companies. If more than six companies fulfil the criteria for selection, those scoring the highest number of points on the evaluation criteria will be invited to tender.
The award of the contract will be based on MEAT (i.e. most economically advantageous tender). This will be assessed with the weighting of 90 % for quality criteria and 10 % price, as stated in the invitation to tender document. Tenders will be invited to submit proposals within the price of 174 510 GBP; any tenders that exceed this total will not be considered.
Applicants are advised that references will be obtained in writing from three referees. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that their referees respond within the time scale.
If you have any questions with regards this opportunity, please contact Rebecca Skellett either by email at email@example.com or by telephone +44 2088715885 GO Reference: GO-2012814-PRO-4156228.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:14.8.2012