Expressions of Interest are sought from architect-led multi-disciplinary design teams for the design of the Trust’s new inpatient and related accommodation. The procurement has been advertised in OJEU and the process is being run in accordance with Public Procurement Regulations.
The Trust is now preparing for the development of its new generation of inpatient facilities to match the requirements of its innovative clinical services, based on the Recovery Model. Under this model, new facilities will support and empower service users, providing an inpatient experience that will encourage them to build on their strengths and return to a valued role in their community as they recover from a period of mental ill-health.
The facilities must therefore demonstrate how the Trust values its users, and so the buildings should provide a positive signal about the importance of users and their place in the community.
The Trust therefore seeks to select the most appropriate design team through a Competitive Interview process. The selected design team will then work closely with the Trust to develop the design brief which must accurately describe the client requirements. The location of the proposed new buildings will be determined in early 2012.
Interested competitors will need to complete a PQQ/EOI at the first stage and following this pre-qualification phase, up to six teams (which will also need to include the services of structural and services engineers, landscape architect and QS) will be issued with an ITT and invited to attend a Competitive Interview.