Contract for Neighbourhood Planning Support Services 2018 – 2022
Neighbourhood planning gives communities direct power to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood and shape the development and growth of their local area.
United Kingdom-London: Administration services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Fry Building, 2 Marsham St, Westminster
Telephone: +44 03034440000
NUTS code: UK
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Neighbourhood Planning Support Services 2018-2022.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
Neighbourhood planning gives communities direct power to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood and shape the development and growth of their local area. They are able to choose where they want new homes, shops and offices to be built, have their say on what those new buildings should look like and what infrastructure should be provided, and grant planning permission for the new buildings they want to see go ahead.
The Contract shall involve provision of the key services as detailed in the Specification (Annex A).
This procurement exercise is being conducted under the Light Touch Regime as set out in Regulations 74 to 76 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR).
Information on the estimated total value is detailed in Section II.2.4 of this Notice.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
The budget for the initial term of the Contract is £22.409m incl. VAT. In accordance with the Specification (Annex A), where it is considered necessary to satisfy genuine, unexpected and robustly evidenced increases or changes in demand, and/or to include the services detailed in paragraphs 3.4 and 3.5 of the Specification, DCLG reserves the right to re-profile, increase or decrease annual budgets beyond the anticipated figures stated in the Specification.
The Contract shall involve provision of the key services below. Further detail can be found in the Specification (Annex A).
(a) Basic support — including online resources, expert advice, and networking facilitation;
(b) Grants — provision of both basic and additional grants to Customers to fund neighbourhood planning activities;
(c) Technical Support — provision of specialist, Technical Support packages to deliver specific outputs linked to Ministerial priorities on housing, design and supporting communities to establish neighbourhood planning groups in unparished areas.
In accordance with the Specification the Contract may also include potential NDO and CIL pilots and other additional services.
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Registration is free and you will then be able to access full details of the tender and download all the accompanying documentation.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Option for extension of up to 12 months.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
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
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Tenders will be downloaded electronically from https://dclg.bravosolution.co.uk
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
Fry Building, 2 Marsham Street
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: