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Award of the works contract for the Temple Island Enabling Works (remediation, fill, utilities and district heating).

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Growth and Regeneration

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


In order to remediate and enabling Temple Island site for future development, Bristol City Council have undergone an open tender procurement process to procure a Principal Contractor to undertake the remediation, fill, utilities and district heating works packages. The Award Report details the tender evaluation and moderation process, and how the final award to Sanctus Ltd was decided.
The tender was evaluated according to the published Award Criteria and completed in two stages. Evaluators were required to score bids individually. After completing the quality and social value scoring and adding this to price weighting, the most economically advantageous tender received was from Sanctus Ltd.


To Award the works contract for the Temple Island Enabling Works (remediation, fill, utilities and district heating) to Sanctus Ltd.

Alternative options considered:

Option 1 - Using a Framework: There are no available frameworks which cover Ground Remediation and the other requirements such as Structural Fill and Utility Enabling Works.
Option 2 - Other bidders: Eleven bids were received from twelve suppliers (two were in a consortium together). Following completion of Evaluation Stage 1 - Selection Criteria (PAS91), three suppliers failed to meet the requirements and did not go through to the stage 2. At stage 2 the remaining seven tenders were evaluated according to the published stage 2 Award Criteria. Six were discounted as they received a lower score than the highest score from Sanctus Ltd.
Option 3 - Not completing the works: These packages of Enabling Works are required to be undertaken under the Development Agreement with Legal

Publication date: 20/11/2023

Date of decision: 03/11/2023