Architectural Services Framework

  • Bath and North East Somerset Council

F02: Contract notice

Notice reference: 2024/S 000-003562

Published 2 February 2024, 2:54pm

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

Bath and North East Somerset Council

Keynsham Civic Centre, Market Walk


BS31 1FS


Ms Olivia Clements




United Kingdom

NUTS code

UKK12 - Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire

Internet address(es)

Main address


Buyer's address


one.2) Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

one.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at


Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via


one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

one.5) Main activity

Housing and community amenities

Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Architectural Services Framework

Reference number


two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 71200000 - Architectural and related services

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES) is a unitary authority created on 1 April 1996 following the abolition of the County of Avon. The Council has responsibility for almost all local government functions within the district, including planning, building control, local roads, council housing, environmental health, markets & fairs, refuse collection, recycling, cemeteries & crematoria, leisure services, parks, and tourism. It is also responsible for education, social services, libraries, main roads, public transport, trading standards, waste disposal and strategic planning. B&NES covers an area of 136 square miles (352 km2), of which two thirds is green belt. It stretches from the outskirts of Bristol, south into the Mendip Hills and east to the southern Cotswold Hills and border of Wiltshire.

The city of Bath is the principal settlement in the district. Bath developed as a spa resort in Georgian times and remains a major cultural tourism centre having gained World Heritage City status. Following the success of the former B&NES Architectural Design Services Framework agreement (DN430695), Bath and North East Somerset Council wish to establish a succession Architectural Services Framework.

The next generation of the Architectural Services Framework is proposed to complement the Council's existing Design Services Frameworks.

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UKK12 - Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

The Council wishes to establish a multi-provider Framework Agreement for the provision of Architectural Services. The Council is managing this procurement in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations.

This is a services Framework Agreement being procured under the Open procedure.

The Council has identified a need to re-procure an Architectural Services Framework with the expiry of its current framework in spring 2024.

The new framework will both act as a stand alone agreement and complement the Council’s other Design & Construction Frameworks that have been procured in recent years.

two.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

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

Duration in months


This contract is subject to renewal


two.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

two.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

two.2.12) Information about electronic catalogues

Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue

two.2.13) Information about European Union Funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

four.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators

Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 6

In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

four.2) Administrative information

four.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate


13 March 2024

Local time


four.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted


four.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders


13 March 2024

Local time


Section six. Complementary information

six.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

six.4) Procedures for review

six.4.1) Review body

Bath and North East Somerset Council

Keynsham Civic Centre, Market Walk


BS31 1FS


United Kingdom