Future Hospital technical advisors (FOI)
Future Hospital technical advisors (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 04 April 2018.
Please can you provide the terms on which Gleeds were employed to prepare the planning application for hospital 2017?
Was the work tendered, if so, forward a copy of the advert.
What experience does Gleeds have in making large scale hospital planning applications at this level of complexity?
Did Gleeds employ an architect and / or other sub consultants?
Gleeds Management Services (Gleeds) were engaged as Technical Advisors in 2014, following a competitive procurement process, to provide a range of services directly, or through a number of sub-consultants, which included the preparation of a planning application. The specific terms of engagement are commercially confidential and are considered exempt under Article 33(b) of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011.
The work was tendered through the standard States procurement portal, where expressions of interest were sought from 20 January 2014 to 11 March 2014. A screen shot of the openly advertised opportunity is included below as Appendix A.
The opportunity was also advertised in the Gazette section of the Jersey Evening Post on the 28 and 30 of January 2014. A copy of the advertisement is included below as Appendix B.
Gleeds, and their sub-consultants, have a wide range of experience in supporting planning applications for large scale hospital planning applications. More information about the company can be obtained from their website at www.gleeds.com
The Technical Advisor package is provided by Gleeds and the following sub-consultants:
Hassell Studio – Architect
Ove Arup – All aspects of engineering consultancy
MjMedical – Medical Planning
Rowney Sharman – Project Management
Gleeds Advisory – Business Case Advice
Gleeds Cost Management – Cost Planning
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