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Heathrow Airport masterplanning

BAA is seeking architects and designers to contribute to a comprehensive masterplan for the expansion of Heathrow airport

Name, addresses and contact point(s):
British Airport Authorty, 130 Wilton Road, Contact: John Costigane, UK-London SW1V 9LQ. E-mail:

Internet address(es):
General address of the contracting entity:

Further information can be obtained at: As in above-mentioned contact point(s).

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained at:
As in above-mentioned contact point(s).

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent, Contact: E-mail: URL:

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:
Provision of Design and Master Planning Services.

Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance:
Services. Service category: No 01. Main place of performance: London.

Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
Design and Master Planning Services encompass the need for the production of a comprehensive masterplan to examine the potential expansion of Heathrow Airport including Civil Enginering Consultancy and Airport Facilities Planning.

Division into lots:
Yes. Tenders should be submitted for: one or more lots.

Variants will be accepted:

Duration of the contract or time limit for completion:
Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract).

Lot 1 Short description:
To Lead the production of a comprehensive masterplan for the possible extension of Heathrow Airport and to co-ordinate the input of other members of the design team.

Lot 2 Short description:
To prepare and maintain a 3D earthwork model of the development site and advise on preliminary design solutions for civil engineering structures.

Lot 3 short description:
This will encompass the infrastructure and operation of the airfield and will help BAA determine the optimum operating startegies for the main airport components.

As documentation associated with this process will be made available and exchanged via interested suppliers are required to register on the site. Please refer to this site for terms and conditions.


Registering interest in this project does not guarantee inclusion of the party on the tender enquiry list. There is no cost associated with registration and expression of interest at this time, however, should your company decide to make a bid at tender stage then a cost of up to 2 000 GBP (two thousand pounds) will apply. Please ensure responses are concise and overall less than 10MB. Your document should be uploaded as a single PDF document on to

For further information on registration or other aspects of AirportSmart please contact: Frédéric Garat:; +33 1419004 30.

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met: Will be outlined in Pre qualification documentation.

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 22.7.2009 - 13:00. Payable documents: no.

Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate:
27.7.2009 - 13:00.

Interested suppliers are required to submit the information requested by uploading responses to as follows:

First, interested suppliers who are not already registered on AirportSmart must register their company profile via “Supplier Zone > New Supplier” menu. Suppliers already registered on AirportSmart can go direct to the second step.

Second, all interested suppliers must access this Notice via the “View Contract Notices” menu to express interest by following the online instructions and uploading an expression of interest letter before the indicated deadline (see section IV paragraph 3.4).

British Airport Authority, 130 Wilton road, UK-London SW1V 9LQ. URL:

Date of dispatch of this notice:

Readers' comments (3)

  • Please consider boycotting this project. We all now know the impact of flying on climate change and we know that oil is a finite resource. For more information about the impact of flying read

    Don't bid, boycott!

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  • Please consider boycotting this project. We all now know the impact of flying on climate change and we know that oil is a finite resource. For more information about the impact of flying read

    Don't bid, boycott!

    Unsuitable or offensive?

  • Just because oil is a finite resource doesn't mean mankind will stop flying, alternatives will be found - cleaner ones hopefully.

    However I am concerned for different reasons:

    1. I thought there was talk about a new airport in the Thames Estuary, so shouldn't any masterplanning at Heathrow be to do with other uses? Where's the big picture here?

    2. The focus on future flying is arguably based upon more efficient 'direct to' routes; efforts should be made at improvements to our many provincial airports rather than continuing to wear the London-centric blinkers. But then again, we're all supposed to live in 'Mega City 2' in the future New World Order / 1984 aren't we........?

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