Decision details

Oxford Street District Design Guardian Phase II - Contract Award

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Approval to award a contract for the Urban Design services required to support the delivery of the Oxford Street District Place Shaping Project sought.


1.              That this report be exempt from disclosure by virtue of the Local Government Act 1972, Schedule 12A Part 1, paragraph 3 (as amended), in that it contains information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).

2.              That the Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration approved the award a contract for the Urban Design (Design Guardian) services of the Oxford Street District place shaping project to the preferred bidder, for a period of three years with an optional two year extension for a maximum contract value as set out in the report. 


Reasons for Decision

The Council conducted the procurement activity via the Greater London Authority’s Architecture Design and Urbanism Panel (ADUP) framework, which means that all the framework suppliers had already undergone technical and commercial testing to achieve their place in the framework. A review of the Lot structure of the ADUP framework identified Lot 1, (Urban Strategies , Spatial Policy and Research) as appropriate for providing the services required of the Design Guardian, with significant scope alignment with the Council requirements. Any one of these framework providers had the technical potential to deliver the required services for the Council.

Publication date: 26/06/2020

Date of decision: 26/06/2020

Effective from: 04/07/2020