Offshore Wind Leasing Round 4

17 October 2019

Through Round 4, we are making at least 7 GW of new seabed rights available, up to a possible maximum of 8,5 GW.

United Kingdom-London: Wind farm

2019/S 201-488882

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

The Crown Estate
1 St James’s Market
United Kingdom
Contact person: Jonny Boston
Telephone: +44 2078515000
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement


Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Other type: Statutory corporation

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: Property management

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Offshore Wind Leasing Round 4

II.1.2)Main CPV code

31121340 – IA21

II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

At The Crown Estate, as managers of the seabed around England, Wales and Northern Ireland, we play a unique and active role in developing and helping sustain UK energy supply and infrastructure. We have been actively engaging with the industry and stakeholders since early 2018, to seek views on the scale, location and nature of new leasing. This feedback has been instrumental in helping us to devise and refine our proposals for Round 4. Through Round 4, we are making at least 7 GW of new seabed rights available, up to a possible maximum of 8,5 GW. These rights will consist of a number of individual seabed ‘agreements for lease’, which will be awarded to a number of successful bidders through this process. Holders of the agreements for lease will be required to develop offshore wind farms and will ultimately enter into leases with The Crown Estate for the construction and operation of these wind farms. For further information please visit

II.1.5)Estimated total value

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: UK
Main site or place of performance:

On the seabed, offshore from England and Wales.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Application process for seabed rights for the development, construction and operation of offshore wind farms. The process will comprise a PQQ followed by an ITT, and will result in the award of a number of individual offshore wind sites of aggregate generating capacity 7,0 to 8,5 GW to successful bidders. For further information please visit

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

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

Duration in months: 840
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

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

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted 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: no
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: 29/11/2019
Local time: 17:00
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
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

The Crown Estate is not subject to the EU procurement regulations and accordingly will not be following the procedures of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 or the Concession Contracts Regulations 2016 when conducting this competition. No inferences should be drawn from any use of terminology drawn from these regulations, which is for convenience only.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Royal Courts of Justice (High Court)
United Kingdom
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: