Archaeological Evaluation of Land Northampton

Archaeological Evaluation of Land Northampton

Archaeological Evaluation of land within the Upton Lodge Masterplan Area, Northampton. Reference number: HCAP13019

Deadline date:05/07/2012

This deadline is for… Expressions of interest and completed Pre-Qualification Questionnaires (by 1pm)

Contract value:£50,000 – £100,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: Northampton Land within the Upton Lodge Masterplan Area (centre of site at SP 709 604) in Upton, Northamptonshire

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? No

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? No

Name of the buying organisation: Homes and Communities Agency


Description of the contract

The Homes and Communities Agency wish to appoint an archaeological contractor to undertake a phased programme of archaeological evaluation at Upton Lodge Farm in Northampton. The evaluation will comprise a geophysical survey followed by a trial trench investigation. The work will be undertaken in distinct phases which will both require separate Written Schemes of Investigation and reports on the results. The Northampton Borough Council (NBC) archaeological advisor has issued Briefs on which to base the detailed methods statements. The evaluation aims to provide suitable information on which to inform a robust programme of archaeological mitigation across the site.




Classification of the contract

71351914 Archaeological services


Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 5 Months


Who to contact

Contact name James Goad

Organisation name Halcrow on behalf of the HCA

Address Redhill House, 227 London Road, Worcester, WR5 2JG

Telephone 01905 361309

Extension number:

Fax 01905 361362

How to apply

Please register your expression of interest and completed pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) to James Goad of Halcrow Group Ltd. either by email or in writing to the addresses below. The expression of interest and PQQs will arrive no later than 13:00 on Thursday 5th July 2012. A shortlist of prospective contractors will be drawn up from the PQQs and these will be approached with an HCA tender pack. Details of the HCA tendering process will be given in the tender pack. As part of the procurement process, the HCA needs to be satisfied that you have systems in place for managing health and safety within your business. Organisations wishing to tender for HCA contracts must be registered and assessed by a prequalification assessment scheme which is a member of SIPP (Safety Schemes in Procurement). This also applies to Non Construction companies. Registration and assessment must be in place prior to being invited to formally tender for the project or works. Further information on SIPP and details of assessment scheme members can be found on All discussions, meetings and communications will be conducted in English. The contract will be subject to English law. Tenders and all supporting documents must be priced in GBP and all payments under the contract will be made in GBP. This procurement and award is subject to the transparency arrangements being adopted by the UK Government. These arrangements include the publication of tender documentation issued by the HCA and the contract between the HCA and supplier. Bidders should highlight any areas they consider commercially sensitive in order for the HCA to be able to honour our transparency obligations without undermining the bidders commercial interests. Candidates are advised that the HCA is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“The Act”). If a candidate considers that any of the information supplied as part of this procurement procedure should not be disclosed because of its commercial sensitivity, confidential or otherwise, they must, when providing this information, clearly identify the specific information they do not wish to be disclosed and clearly specify the reasons for its sensitivity. The HCA shall take such statements into consideration in the event that it receives a request pursuant to the Act which relates to the information provided by the interested party. Please note, it is insufficient to include a statement of confidentiality encompassing all the information provided in the response. The HCA takes a zero-tolerance approach to bribery and corruption and sets high standards of impartiality, integrity and objectivity in relation to the stewardship of public funds and the management of its activities. The principles contained within this policy apply to both internal and external audiences, including anyone wishing to undertake business or engage with the HCA. Please refer to our Anti-bribery and Corruption Policy by visiting for further information.