High Peak Borough Council in Derbyshire has launched an architectural services framework worth up to £400,000 in fees
Up to three teams will be selected for the two-year agreement, which will cover a range of projects backed by the local authority and its neighbour Staffordshire Moorlands District Council.
Sample schemes in the tender documents include the reroofing of Brough Park Leisure Centre (pictured) in Leek, Staffordshire, and a £175,000 refurbishment of two public toilets. Other potential projects include upgrades to car parks, market halls, changing pavilions, offices and residential areas.
The councils says they are looking for ‘a maximum of three suppliers with suitable expertise and experience to provide architectural services across both council areas under a framework agreement.
‘We have taken this approach to ensure that we have sufficient capacity available to deliver several schemes concurrently, the range of work is varied and for the purpose of this tender three sample schemes are included in this specification.’
High Peak is a high-altitude moorland plateau located in the Dark Peak area of the Peak District National Park. The main areas of settlement in the region include Buxton, New Mills, Glossop, Whaley Bridge and Chapel-en-le-Frith. In 2008, High Peak Borough Council and Staffordshire Moorlands District Council entered into a strategic partnership to deliver local services.
Brough Park Leisure Centre underwent a £4 million extension by local practice VWB Architects 16 years ago and the new proposed works will renew the roof while refurbishing other areas.
Two public toilets will also be upgraded as part of the framework. The project will deliver modern easy to maintain facilities which are energy efficient and deter anti-social behaviour and vandalism.
In September last year, High Peak Borough Council launched a separate two-year framework covering housing estate upgrade projects.
Teams interested in the latest framework must have public liability insurance of £10 million, employer’s liability insurance of £5 million and professional indemnity insurance of £2 million. Bids will be assessed 60 per cent on cost and 40 per cent on quality.
The deadline for applications is midday, 15 May.
How to apply
View the contract notice for more information
High Peak Borough Council
Tel: +44 3451297777