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Flagship building for Children Looked After agency Islington, London

Islington Council invites expressions of interest to provide architectural design the development of a new flagship building for our multi-agency Children Looked After Service.

Islington Council invites expressions of interest from suitably qualified organisations to provide architectural design and associated design services for the development of a new flagship building for our multi-agency Children Looked After Service.

Name, addresses and contact points:
Islington Council, 3rd Floor Newington Barrow Way, Contact: Ms Michelle Warden, UK-London N7 7EP. E-mail: michelle.warden@islington.gov.uk.

General address of the contracting authority:http://www.islington.gov.uk/Business/opportunities/selling_council/procurement_opps/.

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.londontenders.org/procontract/supplier.nsf/frm_home?openForm.

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

09/032 - Elwood Redevelopment - Design Team.

Main place of performance: Islington, London, UK.

Short description of the contract or purchase(s):

Islington Council invites expressions of interest from suitably qualified organisations to provide architectural design and associated design services for the development of a new flagship building for our multi-agency Children Looked After Service. The building will be at our Elwood Street site, which already houses our Quality & Performance Service. Both services form part of Children’s Social Care which is responsible for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of some of Islington’s most vulnerable children and for ensuring that children looked after by the local authority are supported to do well in terms of their health and education. The final mix of services on the site will include office accommodation and a variety of frontline services with a diverse range of users and visitors including children and young people, their families, foster carers and adopters, and staff from a range of different organisations. The successful organisation will form the design team which is to include the following roles as a minimum: — Lead Consultant, — Architect/Designer, — Structural Engineer, — Services Consultant, — CDM Co-ordinator. Additional services which may be required include those of a planning consultant, daylighting, environmental (Part L) assessor and BREEAM advisor. Please note that an Employers Agent/Quantity Surveyor will be appointed separately .Applications are encouraged from both individual organisations that can provide all of the services outlined, or consortiums of companies making up a full design team .The contract will commence immediately with the total contract period expected to extend for thirty months. The design team’s appointment will initially be up to RIBA Stage D, Planning with the likelihood for extension either through novation to a design and build contractor or through direct appointment by Islington Council.

The total value of the construction costs is estimated at 4 000 000 GBP. For instructions on how to apply, please follow this link: http://www.islington.gov.uk/Business/opportunities/selling_council/procurement_opps/.

Duration in months: 30 (from the award of the contract).

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 22.4.2009 - 12:00.

Payable documents: no.

Time-limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate:
22.4.2009 - 12:00.

Date of dispatch of this notice:
13.3.2009.

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