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The Authority is looking to relocate its headquarters from its current Aykley Heads site to a smaller headquarters in a Durham City centric location. The Authority is looking to procure a developer to either: (a) provide a site within the search ...

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Durham County Council
Corporate Procurement, County Hall
United Kingdom
Contact person: Richard Carroll
NUTS code: UKC14

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.2)Joint procurement
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 to the abovementioned address
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

Durham County Council Headquarters.

Reference number: DN247430
II.1.2)Main CPV code
45211350 - IA01 - IA16
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The Authority is looking to relocate its headquarters from its current Aykley Heads site to a smaller headquarters in a Durham City centric location. The Authority is looking to procure a developer to either: (a) provide a site within the search boundary; or (b) use an Authority owned site(s) to deliver the project; via a Development Agreement, in accordance with the Authority's Requirements. Details of the new HQ project are outlined with the Memorandum of Information (MOI). The Authority has resolved that it must own the freehold of the Headquarters and that there should be risk transfer to the private sector via the Development Agreement.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 50 000 000.00 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: UKC14
Main site or place of performance:

Durham City Centre. Details for the site boundary parameters for the new HQ are outlined in the MOI.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Authority is going through a period of unprecedented, and ongoing change, at the heart of which, is a desire to improve the services the Authority provides. A key function for the new HQ will be to serve as the civic heart of the Authority and the community, ensuring the democratic process is fully supported and delivered. As the Authority's main civic centre, the building is required to be transparent and welcoming to the public, integrating quality public realm into the scheme, and providing public access to the council chamber/event spaces. Further details of the new HQ can be found within the procurement documentation.

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: 50 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 18/02/2018
End: 31/10/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged number of candidates: 4
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

In accordance with Regulation 65 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 and in accordance with the process set out in the Selection Questionnaire.

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

Contract Notice documentation is available via the Council's E Tendering System. Organisations can register electronically for the documents via Then access the view opportunities area, current opportunities, select Durham and input - DN247430 into the keyword area.

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
List and brief description of selection criteria:

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
List and brief description of selection criteria:

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

Providers may be asked to actively participate in the achievement of social policy objectives. Accordingly, contract conditions may relate in particular to social considerations. If relevant, further details will be set out in the ITPD documents.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Competitive dialogue
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
Notice number in the OJ S: 2016/S 187-335128
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 12/04/2017
Local time: 16:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 10/05/2017
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
Duration in months: 12 (from the date stated for receipt of 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:

All dates, timescales and values set out in this notice are estimates only and so subject to change during the tender process, if required.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Durham County Council
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: