Design Consultancy Services – Union Terrace Gardens

Design Consultancy Services – Union Terrace Gardens

The purpose of this Invitation to Tender is to invite tenders for the provision of Design Consultancy Services for Union Terrace Gardens Redevelopment.

United Kingdom-Aberdeen: Urban planning and landscape architectural services

2016/S 113-200907

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Aberdeen City Council
Town House, Castle Street
AB10 1AA
United Kingdom
Contact person: Iain Reid
Telephone: +44 1224523356
NUTS code: UKM50

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body


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


Union Terrace Gardens Regeneration — Design Team Services (7741).

Reference number: 7741

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The purpose of this Invitation to Tender (‘ITT’) is to invite tenders for the provision of Design Consultancy Services for Union Terrace Gardens Redevelopment.

You are requested to act as Lead Consultant and assemble a team of professional practitioners capable of providing all disciplines of the design service and submit an offer to carry out a full design process to deliver detailed designs, site surveys, market research, business case studies, the procurement of the necessary works contracts and the contract administration of the contract during the entire construction process.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 750 000.00 GBP

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: UKM50
Main site or place of performance:

Union Terrace Gardens, Union Terrace, Aberdeen.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The purpose of this Invitation to Tender (‘ITT’) is to invite tenders for the provision of Design Consultancy Services for Union Terrace Gardens Regeneration (7741) for specialist consultants to prepare detail design proposals for Union Terrace Gardens along with a phasing and delivery strategy, consultation strategy, technical feasibility studies, detailed business case and maintenance plans.

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

Value excluding VAT: 750 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 06/09/2016
End: 26/07/2019
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

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

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
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
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: yes
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: 25/07/2016
Local time: 16:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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

Tender must be valid until: 22/11/2016

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 25/07/2016
Local time: 16:30

Electronically by Council Officers.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Electronically by Council Officers.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The Community Benefits included in this contract are:

As detailed in the ITT.

(SC Ref: 448838).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Aberdeen City Council
Woodhill House, Westburn Road
AB16 5GB
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1224665652
Fax: +44 1224665656Internet address:
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:



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