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Peterborough Diocese Education Trust | Published March 23, 2016  -  Deadline April 22, 2016
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School catering services

Catering Framework - Northampton Borough Council

LGSS | Published August 8, 2016  -  Deadline September 5, 2016
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15000000

The Council is seeking first class catering companies to work with to provide clients with an outstanding catering service that delivers all the customers’ requirements for large and small events (private weddings and receptions, gala dinners and civic events, buffets and business breakfasts) irrespective of the event being held. The Council is seeking to cater for differing customer requirements by way of a Framework contract. Customer requirements are divided into Lots and caterers are encouraged to only bid for the Lots that best suit the service that they provide. Please note that Lot 5 will only be awarded in conjunction with another of the Lots. The Council is looking to appoint up to 2 contractors per lot. The Council also proposes to separate the bar and catering services.

Provision of School Catering Services.

Peterborough Diocese Education Trust | Published July 30, 2015
Winner
ABM Catering Limited
cpvs
55524000

The Peterborough Diocese Education Trust (PDET) is a multi-academy trust formed by the Peterborough Diocese Board of Education. Each of our schools maintains its own unique identity but we believe that we can achieve more by working together. ‘A cord of three strands is not easily broken.’ (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12). Our family of schools seek to serve their local communities; they are inclusive welcoming children of the Christian Faith of other faiths or of no faith, children from all backgrounds and of all abilities. We believe in the infinite worth of each person: children deserve the very best education and staff merit support to deliver this. Although the multi-academy trust was formed initially to support church schools, PDET is happy to work with any community school that shares our values. The successful tenderer will be required to provide catering services for five schools within the Peterborough Diocese Education Trust; — Milton Parochial Primary School, — St Andrews Church of England Primary School, Kettering, — Ringstead Church of England Primary School, — St. Barnabus Church of England School, — Loddington Church of England Primary School. The contract covers the scope for the provision of all catering services within each of the Schools, which also includes all hospitality and free issue requirements. The successful contractor will be expected to source all fresh produce on al local basis, especially fresh meat, bakery and fruit and vegetables. The emphasis for this service is on achieving ‘best value’ and the successful contractor will be expected to demonstrate innovation, flexibility and commercialism. The contract being offered commences on 1.8.2015 for an initial three year period and will operate on a fixed cost basis. Please note: although the contract commencement date is 1.8.2015, there will be no catering provision required at any School until 2.9.2015.

Provision of School Catering Services.

Peterborough Diocese Education Trust | Published April 4, 2015  -  Deadline May 8, 2015
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55524000

The Peterborough Diocese Education Trust (PDET) is a multi-academy trust formed by the Peterborough Diocese Board of Education. Each of our schools maintains its own unique identity but we believe that we can achieve more by working together. ‘A cord of three strands is not easily broken.' (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12) Our family of schools seek to serve their local communities; they are inclusive welcoming children of the Christian Faith of other faiths or of no faith, children from all backgrounds and of all abilities. We believe in the infinite worth of each person: children deserve the very best education and staff merit support to deliver this. Although the multi-academy trust was formed initially to support church schools, PDET is happy to work with any community school that shares our values. The successful tenderer will be required to provide catering services for 5 schools within the Peterborough Diocese Education Trust: — Milton Parochial Primary School; — St Andrews Church of England Primary School, Kettering; — Ringstead Church of England Primary School; — St. Barnabus Church of England School; — Loddington Church of England Primary School. The contract covers the scope for the provision of all catering services within each of the Schools, which also includes all hospitality and free issue requirements. The successful contractor will be expected to source all fresh produce on al local basis, especially fresh meat, bakery and fruit and vegetables. The emphasis for this service is on achieving ‘best value' and the successful contractor will be expected to demonstrate innovation, flexibility and commercialism. The contract being offered commences on 1.8.2015 for an initial three year period and will operate on a fixed cost basis. Please note: although the contract commencement date is 1.8.2015, there will be no catering provision required at any School until 2.9.2015.

BC-10291 — Thomas Becket Catholic School — Outsourced Catering

Thomas Becket Catholic Secondary School | Published March 23, 2016  -  Deadline April 21, 2016
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55524000

To express an interest and download the documentation please visit https://in-tendhost.co.uk/schoolsbuyingclub

Thomas Becket Catholic School, a Secondary school located in Northampton with approximately 1 000 pupils require the services of an outsourced Catering contractor. It's proposed the contract will initially be for 3 years starting summer 2016 the school reserve the right to extend this agreement to 5 years in yearly intervals (3+1+1).

Thomas Becket Catholic School are part of the St Thomas of Canterbury Federation of schools which comprises of:

— Thomas Becket Catholic School;

— St Mary's Catholic Primary School;

— The Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School;

— St Gregory's Catholic School;

Thomas Becket Catholic school are acting in the capacity of Lead Contracting Authority and are therefore purchasing for and on behalf of the schools contained within the Federation. While Thomas Becket Catholic School require the services of an outsourced catering contractor to start Summer 2016 the remaining schools reserve the right to join the resulting contract at an appropriate point in the future of the agreement.

Thomas Becket Catholic School are seeking to appoint a competent and effective Outsourced Catering Provider. It is the School's expectation that the supplier shall provide a range of good quality, nutritious, attractively presented meals for pupils and staff, that comply with Government's minimum nutritional and food based standards for the educational sector. Meals should reflect growth in healthy eating trends, promote uptake, and comply with the new Ofsted guidance for catering.

The supplier shall establish effective management and operational level communication systems at all levels regarding the catering service with customers that include; School management, parents, and pupils. In addition, the provider will also be responsible for all legal and health and safety and food safety requirements in delivering the services.

Peterborough Diocese Education Trust - Tender for Catering Services

 | Published April 8, 2016  -  Deadline April 22, 2016
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55524000

The successful tenderer will be required to provide catering services for the following schools within the Peterborough Diocese Education Trust: — Barby CE Primary School; — Braunston CE Primary School; — Easton Garford CE Primary School; — Pytchley CE Primary School; — Silverstone (Infant and Junior Schools); — St James CE Primary School; — Towcester CE Primary School. Please note: Further schools may be added to the contract during the tender process and during the life of the contract. The contract covers the scope for the provision of all catering services within each of the Schools, which also includes all hospitality and free issue requirements. The successful contractor will be expected to source all fresh produce on a local basis, especially fresh meat, bakery and fruit and vegetables. The emphasis for this service is on achieving ‘best value’ and the successful contractor will be expected to demonstrate innovation, flexibility and commercialism. The contract being offered commences on 1.8.2016 for an initial 2 year period, with the option to extend for a further 2 years, and will operate on a fixed cost basis. Please note: Although the contract commencement date is 1.8.2016, there will be no catering provision required at any School until the start of the 2016 Academic year.

Catering Services - No1 Angel Square, Northampton

LGSS | Published August 15, 2016  -  Deadline September 30, 2016
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15800000

Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) is seeking a Supplier to deliver Catering Services within its new Headquarters Building in Central Northampton known as No 1 Angel Square. The scope of service will include the following: • A Cafe which serves NCC employees (approx. 2,100), which will also be open to the public. • The provision of hospitality services at the Angel Square facility. • The provision of vending services at the Angel Square facility. • The provision of the above at such other Premises as NCC may from time to time require (provided that such Premises are in the Northamptonshire area). The services are to be procured on a Nil Subsidy (Nil Cost Catering) basis, with the Supplier taking responsibility for all risks including profit/loss, stock and cash control. The Supplier is to ensure all health, safety and food hygiene legislation compliance is adhered to. It is expected that the Supplier will include in their tender added value opportunities for NCC including employee incentives and initiatives to support the delivery of a best in class Office that has health and wellbeing, safety and sustainability as driving principles. This Contract is for 3 years, with an option to extend for 1 year, making 4 years in total.

Catering Framework - Northampton Borough Council

LGSS | Published August 8, 2016  -  Deadline September 2, 2016
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150000, 550000

The Council is seeking first class catering companies to work with to provide clients with an outstanding catering service that delivers all the customers’ requirements for large and small events (private weddings and receptions, gala dinners and civic events, buffets and business breakfasts) irres...encouraged to only bid for the Lots that best suit the service that they provide. Please note that Lot 5 will only be awarded in conjunction with another of the Lots. The Council is looking to appoint up to 2 contractors per lot. The Council also proposes to separate the bar and catering services.

ITT254 Provision of Catering and Hospitality Services

University of Northampton e-Tendering | Published September 1, 2017  -  Deadline September 22, 2017
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55520000

Catering services for six commercially operated outlets at University of Northampton (UoN) new Waterside Campus opening in September 2018, plus three legacy sites, 2 in Northampton and one in Daventry. Hospitality across all sites. Total projected annual turnover of approximately £2.5m.

Catering Services - No1 Angel Square, Northampton

LGSS | Published August 15, 2016  -  Deadline September 30, 2016
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153000, 155000, 158000, 159000, 553000, 554000, 555000

Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) is seeking a Supplier to deliver Catering Services within its new Headquarters Building in Central Northampton known as No 1 Angel Square. The scope of service will include the following: • A Cafe which serves NCC employees (approx. 2,100), which will also be ... value opportunities for NCC including employee incentives and initiatives to support the delivery of a best in class Office that has health and wellbeing, safety and sustainability as driving principles. This Contract is for 3 years, with an option to extend for 1 year, making 4 years in total.

Peterborough Diocese Education Trust - Tender for Catering Services

THE LITMUS PARTNERSHIP LTD | Published June 21, 2017  -  Deadline April 22, 2016
Winner
ABM Catering Ltd
cpvs
55524000

The successful tenderer will be required to provide catering services for the following schools within the Peterborough Diocese Education Trust: — Barby CE Primary School; — Braunston CE Primary School; — Easton Garford CE Primary School; — Pytchley CE Primary School; — Silverstone (Infant and Junior Schools); — St James CE Primary School; — Towcester CE Primary School. Please note: Further schools may be added to the contract during the tender process and during the life of the contract. The contract covers the scope for the provision of all catering services within each of the Schools, which also includes all hospitality and free issue requirements. The successful contractor will be expected to source all fresh produce on a local basis, especially fresh meat, bakery and fruit and vegetables. The emphasis for this service is on achieving ‘best value’ and the successful contractor will be expected to demonstrate innovation, flexibility and commercialism. The contract being offered commences on 1.8.2016 for an initial 2 year period, with the option to extend for a further 2 years, and will operate on a fixed cost basis. Please note: Although the contract commencement date is 1.8.2016, there will be no catering provision required at any School until the start of the 2016 Academic year.

Peterborough Diocese Education Trust - Tender for Catering Services

The Litmus Partnership Ltd | Published February 20, 2018  -  Deadline March 23, 2018
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55524000

The Peterborough Diocese Education Trust (PDET) is a multi-academy trust formed by the Peterborough Diocese Board of Education. Each of our schools maintains its own unique identity but we believe that we can achieve more by working together. "A cord of three strands is not easily broken." (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12). Our family of schools seek to serve their local communities; they are inclusive welcoming children of the christian faith of other faiths or of no faith, children from all backgrounds and of all abilities. We believe in the infinite worth of each person: children deserve the very best education and staff merit support to deliver this. Although the multi-academy trust was formed initially to support church schools, PDET is happy to work with any community school that shares our values. The successful Supplier will be required to provide catering services for Peterborough Diocese Education Trust at the schools listed in the SQ Document. The contract covers the scope for the provision of all school catering services at the above locations, which also includes all hospitality and free issue requirements. The successful supplier will be expected to source all fresh produce on a local basis, especially fresh meat, bakery and fruit and vegetables. The emphasis for this service is on achieving "best value" and the successful Supplier will be expected to demonstrate innovation, flexibility and commercialism. The contract being offered commences on 1.8.2018 for an initial three year period and will operate on a fixed cost basis. Although the contract commencement date is 1.8.2018, there will be no catering provision required at any school until September 2018. Please note that the successful contractor will pay The Litmus Partnership a consultancy fee on award of this contract, which will be to the value of 12 000 GBP plus VAT. This fee will be invoiced immediately after the 10 days standstill period ends on 9.7.2018 and will enable monitoring of the financial and operational performance of the catering contract throughout the first year. To ensure transparency, Suppliers will clearly show within the management fee a breakdown of this consultancy fee, over the length of the contract. The total full fee will be paid by the successful supplier, in full to Litmus, by no later than Friday 20.7.2018. It is anticipated that the number of schools within the trust will continue to grow during the course of this contract. The provision of catering services to these schools when they have joined will fall under the scope of this contract if required. The successful supplier will be expected to provide the catering services within these additional schools using the same costing model, ratios, etc that were applied to the successful bid at the point of tender submission. The duration of contract for these schools will not be increased and they will join the contract for the remaining contract period that exists at the point of entry into the Trust.

Total Catering Services

Northampton General Hospital N H S Trust | Published July 24, 2018  -  Deadline August 24, 2018
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55100000

The key function of this service is to: • Provide the Trust with a single point of contact for provisions procurement • Source and audit provisions suppliers who can meet the quality and service requirements of the Trust • For patient feeding, develop a pricing mechanism which takes account of the Trust's recipes and menu cycle uptake figures, enabling a fixed price per head to be quoted to the Trust which will form the basis of the Contract Price. • To be responsible for the professional receipt, stock management, storage and delivery of provisions within the hospital site. • Be responsible for the daily picking of provisions to match the Trust's recipes and production schedules • Provide a competitively priced provisions procurement and delivery service for all Non-patient catering outlets within the Trust • Provide an electronic ordering system for the Trust which enables provisions requirements to be ordered in units of production i.e. portions, as well as in standard packaged units of issue. • Provide robust management, financial and audit information We are inviting expressions of interest and would ask any parties interested to express their interest on the Trusts e-tendering portal at www.supplying2nhs.org noting that if you have not already registered on this system you will need to undertake that first and then express your interest. An overview of the service is attached in draft format, but we are not expecting any major changes prior to the next stage, which will be shortlisting or the 'Invitation to Tender', dependent on interest. Please note, this is only the expression of interest stage, so please register, download the draft specification (plus two examples of the patient menu) and lodge your interest if you feel you can fulfill the Trust requirements, no other information will be released until the closure of the EOI stage, which will be 24th August 2018. It is likely that the next stage of information will be released w/c 7th September 2018. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me directly, but please note I will be on leave after 27th July and back at NGH on the 8th August, so please feel free to contact me once I return, do not rush if you have questions, there is plenty of time. Thank you Daryl Read MCIPS Category Manager - Non Clinical Products & Services

BC-0920150921 — Thomas Becket Catholic School — Outsourced Catering.

Thomas Becket Catholic School | Published September 14, 2015  -  Deadline October 9, 2015
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90919300, 90919000, 90910000

Thomas Becket Catholic School, a secondary school located in Northampton with approximately 1 000 pupils require the services of an outsourced cleaning contractor to ensure the cleaning services and standards are met to the needs of the school. It's proposed the contract will initially be for 3 years starting 4.1.2015 and naturally concluding 3.1.2018. The school reserve the right to extend this agreement to 5 years in yearly intervals (3 + 1 + 1). Thomas Becket Catholic School are part of the St Thomas of Canterbury Federation of schools which comprises of: — Thomas Becket Catholic School, — St Mary's Catholic Primary School, — The Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School, — St Gregory's Catholic School. Thomas Becket Catholic school are acting in the capacity of Lead Contracting Authority and are therefore purchasing for and on behalf of the schools contained within the Federation. While Thomas Becket Catholic School require the services of an outsourced cleaning contractor to start 4.1.2016, the remaining schools reserve the right to join the resulting contract at an appropriate point in the future of the agreement. Tender documentation can be found at the following location: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/schoolsbuyingclub

Restaurant and food-serving services

LGSS | Published August 18, 2016  -  Deadline September 30, 2016
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Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) is seeking a Supplier to deliver Catering Services within its new Headquarters Building in Central Northampton known as No 1 Angel Square. The scope of service will include the following:

ITT218 Waterside Development Academic Building and Public Realm works.

The University of Northampton | Published May 21, 2015
Winner
Bowmer & Kirkland Ltd
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45112700, 71311000, 71220000, 71200000, 71312000, 45212225, 45210000, 45214400, 71334000, 45211350

Looking for a contractor to undertake design, construction, completion and commissioning of circa 37 000 m2 of Academic Teaching buildings forming 5 to 6 individual buildings comprising mixed use teaching spaces, catering, commercial and sports facilities to achieve BREEAM Excellent. Restoration of the listed Engine Shed and adjacent office building to provide administration and pastoral services for the Student Union. Public realm works to provide new hard and soft landscaping including raising site levels, sports pitches, grade level car parking, final road/footpath finishes, street furniture, lighting and external security installations. The brown field site will be re-mediated prior to commencement of this contract. A package of works to provide site wide infrastructure is anticipated to be completed in August 2016. This infrastructure package (completed by others), will include underground services, bridges, roads to sub base level, demolition of PowerStation facade.

Northern Accommodation Hub.

Police and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire | Published March 26, 2015  -  Deadline April 20, 2015
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45216110

Northamptonshire Police are seeking to award a Traditional Designed project using the JCT Standard Building Contract With Quantities 2011 edition with Amendments for the building of Northern Accommodation Hub consisting of the Kettering Police Investigation Centre and Northern Accommodation Building located at Cherry Hall Lane, Kettering Business Park, Kettering. The Contract will contain elements of Contractors Design. The proposed development will consist of: — A single storey building with a floor area of 1 549 m². The Custody Centre comprises of 20 cells with expansion space for a further 10 cells. The remainder of the ground floor comprises of associated support offices. The Custody Centre will have to comply with Home Office guidelines; — A 3 storey office building with a floor area of 2 763 m², comprising of open plan office accommodation, break-out space/informal meeting areas, gymnasium and welfare/catering facilities; — Both developments will have the associated plant rooms and parking. Northampton Police have appointed Pick Everard as their Project Managers, Cost Consultant and Designers. The approximate cost of the proposed development is 13 800 000 GBP. Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the myTenders Web Site at http://www.myTenders.org/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=150851

Chester Farm Construction Phase.

LGSS Procurement on behalf of Northamptonshire County Council | Published November 13, 2015  -  Deadline December 14, 2015
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45212314, 45220000, 45310000, 45400000, 45212312, 45212313, 45212320, 45212350

Chester Farm, the site and its buildings, comprises a nationally, regionally and locally significant heritage asset. The richness and complexity of the site is reflected in its designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument, with some of the farm buildings and garden walls being Grade II and II* Listed. It comprises 34 hectares, lying in the Nene Valley and adjacent to the town of Wellingborough. The site is also located in an area of considerable wildlife and ecological interest within the recently created Nature Improvement Area and adjacent to a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The County Council is committed to making the site somewhere that people want to come: a place that through education, learning and enjoyment adds value to their lives and helps them to appreciate Northamptonshire's outstanding heritage. Key elements of the heritage at Chester Farm: — Evidence of settlement from at least Mesolithic times to date; — Iron Age enclosures and ancient field systems below the ground; — Roman settlement, including a Roman walled town dating from the 2nd century with extensive suburbs, a network of Roman roads, a number of cemeteries and a causeway across the adjoining flood plain; — Medieval village of Chester by the Water including some evidence of its main street together with associated mill, open fields and meadows; — Complex of farm buildings dating from the 17th century including the main Chester House (Grade II*Listed) and barns (Grade II) with the remains of formal gardens, an orchard and parkland; — Evidence of ironstone quarrying from the site in late 19th and early 20th century, including the remains of the lines of a tramway across the site; — Countywide collections of archaeological artefacts (to be brought to the site from their current locations and safely housed and made accessible there). The Requirement — Capital Works: It is envisaged that the capital works will consist of the following (in summary): — Conservation and reinstatement of the main farm house — Chester House — with rooms converted for use as café and meeting space, together with a 2 bedroom dwelling; — Conservation and conversion of the 17th century threshing barn for use as a conference, education and training venue, with associated buildings used to provide reception and catering facilities; — Development of a number of historic barns and former workers' cottages into interpretation and information points; — Development of historic farm buildings as education/learning space on 2 levels; — Construction of a new building to house the countywide archaeological archive resource centre; — Development of 2 large modern barns and one smaller barn into office/retail space; — Landscaping and car parking provision. The Successful Contractor is expected to be on-site in June 2016, with works completed by the end of March 2018. It is difficult to predict the exact value of this contract, but it is anticipated to be be circa 85 000 000 GBP. The contract that shall be used is the JCT standard building contract 2011 edition (with/without quantities to be advised) with NCC standard amendments.

Chester Farm Construction Phase

LGSS Procurement on behalf of Northamptonshire County Council | Published July 22, 2016
Winner
Shaylor Group
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45212314, 45220000, 45310000, 45400000, 45212312, 45212313, 45212320, 45212350

Chester Farm, the site and its buildings, comprises a nationally, regionally and locally significant heritage asset: the richness and complexity of the site is reflected in its designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument, with some of the farm buildings and garden walls being Grade II and II* Listed. It comprises 34 hectares, lying in the Nene Valley and adjacent to the town of Wellingborough. The site is also located in an area of considerable wildlife and ecological interest within the recently created Nature Improvement Area and adjacent to a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

The County Council is committed to making the site somewhere that people want to come; a place that through education, learning and enjoyment adds value to their lives, and helps them to appreciate Northamptonshire's outstanding heritage.

Key elements of the heritage at Chester Farm

— Evidence of settlement from at least Mesolithic times to date;

— Iron Age enclosures and ancient field systems below the ground;

— Roman settlement, including a Roman walled town dating from the 2nd century with extensive suburbs, a network of Roman roads, a number of cemeteries and a causeway across the adjoining flood plain;

— Medieval village of Chester by the Water including some evidence of its main street together with associated mill, open fields and meadows;

— Complex of farm buildings dating from the 17th century including the main Chester House (Grade II* listed) and barns (Grade II) with the remains of formal gardens, an orchard and parkland;

— Evidence of ironstone quarrying from the site in late 19th and early 20th century, including the remains of the lines of a tramway across the site;

— Countywide collections of archaeological artefacts (to be brought to the site from their current locations and safely housed and made accessible there).

The Requirement — Capital Works

It is envisaged that the capital works will consist of the following (in summary):

—Conservation and reinstatement of the main farm house — Chester House — with rooms converted for use as café and meeting space, together with a 2 bedroom dwelling.

— Conservation and conversion of the 17th century threshing barn for use as a conference, education and training venue, with associated buildings used to provide reception and catering facilities.

— Development of a number of historic barns and former workers' cottages into interpretation and information points.

— Development of historic farm buildings as education/learning space on 2 levels.

— Construction of a new building to house the county-wide archaeological archive resource centre.

— Development of two large modern barns and one smaller barn into office/retail space.

— Landscaping and car parking provision.

The Successful Contractor is expected to be on site in June 2016, with works completed by the end of March 2018.

It is difficult to predict the exact value of this contract, but it is anticipated to be be circa 85 000 000 GBP.

The contract that shall be used is the JCT standard building contract 2011 edition (with/without quantities to be advised) with NCC standard amendments.

Chester Farm - Construction Phase

LGSS | Published September 20, 2016
Winner
Shaylor Group
cpvs
45400000

Chester Farm, the site and its buildings, comprises a nationally, regionally and locally significant heritage asset: the richness and complexity of the site is reflected in its designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument, with some of the farm buildings and garden walls being Grade II & II* Listed. It comprises 34 hectares, lying in the Nene Valley and adjacent to the town of Wellingborough. The site is also located in an area of considerable wildlife and ecological interest within the recently created Nature Improvement Area and adjacent to a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The County Council is committed to making the site somewhere that people want to come; a place that through education, learning and enjoyment adds value to their lives, and helps them to appreciate Northamptonshire's outstanding heritage. Key elements of the heritage at Chester Farm Evidence of settlement from at least Mesolithic times to date; Iron Age enclosures and ancient field systems below the ground; Roman settlement, including a Roman walled town dating from the 2nd century with extensive suburbs, a network of Roman roads, a number of cemeteries and a causeway across the adjoining flood plain; Medieval village of Chester by the Water including some evidence of its main street together with associated mill, open fields and meadows. Complex of farm buildings dating from the 17th century including the main Chester House (Grade II* listed) and barns (Grade II) with the remains of formal gardens, an orchard and parkland. Evidence of ironstone quarrying from the site in late 19th and early 20th century, including the remains of the lines of a tramway across the site. Countywide collections of archaeological artefacts (to be brought to the site from their current locations and safely housed and made accessible there). The Requirement - Capital Works It is envisaged that the capital works will consist of the following (in summary): Conservation and reinstatement of the main farm house – Chester House – with rooms converted for use as café and meeting space, together with a 2 bedroom dwelling. • Conservation and conversion of the 17th century threshing barn for use as a conference, education and training venue, with associated buildings used to provide reception and catering facilities. • Development of a number of historic barns and former workers’ cottages into interpretation and information points. • Development of historic farm buildings as education/learning space on two levels • Construction of a new building to house the countywide archaeological archive resource centre • Development of two large modern barns and one smaller barn into office/retail space. • Landscaping and car parking provision.
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