Building Refurbishment of Elizabeth Tower, London
To ensure that the UK’s most famous clock continues to keep time, specialist teams carry out regular maintenance and adjustments to the Great Clock.
United Kingdom-London: Construction work
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
The Corporate Officer of the House of Lords and The Corporate Officer of the House of Commons
1 Floor, 7 Millbank
Contact point(s): Business Support Team: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/parliamentuk/aspx/Home
SW1P 3JA London
Telephone: +44 2072191600
Fax: +44 2072191600
General address of the contracting authority: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/parliamentuk/aspx/Home
Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/parliamentuk/aspx/Home
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from:The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
NUTS code UKI
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Completed in 1856, the Elizabeth Tower was constructed using 2 600 cubic metres of brick and 850 cubic metres of stone, all of which were transported to Westminster by river. Designed by architects Charles Barry and Augustus Pugin, it took over 13 years to build. Renamed Elizabeth Tower in 2012, to honour the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, it is regularly featured in popular culture and is 1 of the most photographed landmarks in the world.
Background and Works to Date:
To ensure that the UK’s most famous clock continues to keep time, specialist teams carry out regular maintenance and adjustments to the Great Clock. However, it has now been over 31 years since the last extensive works were carried out to maintain the Elizabeth Tower.
Problems have been identified with the clock hands, mechanism and pendulum, which need to be dealt with immediately to ensure that the clock can continue to work properly. Identified areas of concern include cracks in masonry, leaks, erosion and rusting of metalwork. There is a risk that if not addressed shortly the clock may fail or fabric problems may become acute.
In addition, the Tower needs to be brought in-line with fire prevention guidance and health and safety measures for staff and visitors need to be improved. In order to provide a better means of emergency evacuation, a lift will also be installed inside the tower, which will also provide access for maintenance.
The last significant conservation work was completed in 1983-85. This involved the cleaning and repair of the stone, painting and gilding works and repairs to the cast iron roof. The structure was stabilised in 1995/96 as a result of works carried out to the Jubilee Line. Parts of the clock mechanism were serviced in 2007, but other areas haven’t been overhauled in over 25 years.
— Work to prevent the clock mechanism from failing;
— Addressing problems caused by decay to the fabric of the building;
— Health and safety and fire safety improvements, including installation of a lift;
— Enhanced energy efficiency through modern lighting of the tower face and other measures.
Overall the project’s aim is to conserve the Tower for future generations.
The scope of this project includes:
— Facilitating Works to the Clock (Servicing of the Clock Mechanism to be carried out by Parliamentary Estates Clock Mechanics);
— Redecoration of the Cast Iron Roofs;
— Refurbishment of the Ayrton Light;
— Refurbishment of the Clock Faces and Hands;
— Stonework Repair;
— Structural Repairs and Waterproofing;
— Installation of a Lift;
— Internal refurbishment;
— Fire Safety Improvement;
— Refurbishment of Building Services.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
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II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
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II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures) no
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: