Birmingham City Council (The Council) wishes to invite suitably experienced and qualified consultants to undertake a Sustainability Appraisal (SA) and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the Birmingham Development Plan Update in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and national guidance contained in the Planning Practice Guidance (PPG). This will form an integral part of the evidence base to underpin the new Local Plan.

The successful consultant will need to keep up to date with changing circumstances as the Government implements proposals in the Planning for the Future White Paper and be flexible in terms of working with potential changes to national requirements.
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The Council will be using its free to use e-tendering system (in-tend) for the administration of this procurement process and potential suppliers must register with the system to be able to express an interest. If you wish to express an interest in this opportunity please click on the following link to access https://in-tendhost.co.uk/birminghamcc/ and submit your details to register. You will then be sent details on how to log on which will enable you to download all relevant quotation documentation.

If you are unable to register with In-tend or have any questions or problems on how to use this web site please either email us at: cps@birmingham.gov.uk or call CPS Helpdesk on 0121 464 8000.

Your completed quotation submission should be returned by noon on 1st October 2021 via the ‘in-tend’ system https://in-tendhost.co.uk/birminghamcc