Bidwells secures management contract for Crown Estate Scotland

Perth-based property consultancy firm Bidwells has been successful in securing a further term as managing agents for Crown Estate Scotland’s coastal portfolio.

Bidwells secures management contract for Crown Estate Scotland

(from left) Andrew Wood, Darren Hirst, Val Coghlan and Maxine McCourt from Bidwell's Perth office

Crown Estate Scotland recently put a number of property management contracts out for a retender with a full public procurement exercise, receiving tenders in early September. They were rigorously evaluated on price and quality, and the outcome of the evaluation and recommendations were approved by their Board at the end of November.

Bidwells’ coastal management team, comprising 17 highly specialist property professionals and consultants from across the country, will commence work under the new contract on 1st April.

Andrew Wood, speaking as team lead for Bidwells’ coastal management team, said: “Bidwells has represented Crown Estate Scotland, in various forms, for over 20 years and we are delighted to have been successful in this most recent competitive tender process. Whilst much has been achieved over this time, many challenges and opportunities remain and we look forward to continuing our work with Crown Estate Scotland to manage this nationally important asset on behalf of the people of Scotland and assisting in the sustainable expansion of our ‘Blue Economy’.

“Crown Estate Scotland’s coastal interests comprise approximately 9,000km of foreshore and virtually all of Scotland’s seabed out to the 12 nautical mile territorial sea limit and involves the management of around 2,500 agreements and a customer base of over 1,400 tenants. Stakeholder activities range from private individuals using the seabed for their own personal use to commercial developments and nationally significant infrastructure projects.

“This contract win follows a superb result from Crown Estate Scotland’s last tenant satisfaction survey in which we scored an excellent 7.6/10 for overall tenant service satisfaction.

“Our reappointment is a fantastic reflection of the dedication and expertise of our coastal management team.”

Andy Wells, director of property for Crown Estate Scotland, added: “We are very pleased to announce our intention to continue our strong working relationship with Bidwells over the coming years in delivering the best for our coastal tenants, and playing our part in promoting the development of Scotland’s Blue Economy.”

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