Mayor and Transport for London seek consultants to join new panel

16 May 2012

Architects and design professionals are invited to apply for membership of a new consultants’ procurement panel which is being set up by the Mayor of London and Transport for London (TfL) to promote quality architecture, public realm, urban regeneration and sustainable development in the capital.

The Architecture, Design and Urbanism Panel will be a joint GLA and TfL panel also open to use by the London boroughs, housing associations and other public sector organisations involved with the built environment in the capital.

Up to £30 million of work is expected to be procured through the new panel, which will run for three years from 2012 with an option to extend for a further year.

The new panel will replace the current LDA Architecture, Landscape and Urban Design Panel from 2008 and the TfL Urban Realm Design Framework from 2005 and will be managed by the GLA. TfL will act as the procurement agent for the new panel.

Bids are currently being sought from individuals and firms with vision, creativity, first-class skills, capability and the drive to achieve world-class thinking and design that represents the best experienced and up and coming talent to make a unique and real difference to the future of London.

Interested consultants need to complete and return a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire by the 7th June 2012 and invitations to tender will be issued in the summer with contracts awarded to successful bidders by October 2012.

ENDS

Notes to Editors:

The Architecture, Design and Urbanism Panel ‘Pre-Qualification Questionnaire’ can be found on TfL's procurement site where bidders will be able to register their interest https://eprocurement.tfl.gov.uk