10 Mar 2016
Details of Notice 85370-2016

Manchester City Council

Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services

Notice Type: Contract Notice

Notice Ref.085370-2016
Date Published12/03/2016
DescriptionTc859- Construction and Property Professional Services (capps)
Main ActivityGeneral public services
ValueEstimated value of contract between £4,000,000 and £10,000,000
ProcedureOpen Procedure
Notice TypeServices
Award CriteriaThe Most Economic Tender
Procuring Body TypeRegional Or Local Authority
Contract Length24 months
Added to Database30 Jul 2016
Tender PortalThe Chest
Complaint(s) from Mystery Shopper Scheme regarding this notice
A supplier contacted the Mystery Shopper team about Manchester City Council's procurement of framework agreements for Architectural & Design Services. They pointed to the Council's Social Value (SV) requirements, suggesting that these presented particular difficulties for Small Businesses (SMEs).The Council responded thoroughly to our communication, indicating that the requirements were rooted in the Greater Manchester Combined Authority Social Value Strategy (GMCA SV) which had been developed in a transparent manner and met with a generally favourable response from stakeholders. The Council addresses the Social Value requirements for procurements case by case, based on the circumstances of the specific project. The requirements for the Architectural & Design Services procurement had been produced especially for this framework and the Council pointed to aspects specifically intended to facilitate SME accessibility. We recommended that the Council should continue to target its implementation of the GMCA SV strategy for specific procurements, making clear what the SV priorities are for particular exercises, and as far as possible to trial potential requirements with the supplier community in pre-market engagement. The approach adopted for specific procurements should recognise the characteristics of the relevant supply market. The Council accepted the recommendation.
CPV Codes
70000000Real estate services
71000000Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services
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