Business Resilience Plans Development Contract

Business Resilience Plans Development Contract

To further enhance current plans.

Contract summary


  • Disaster recovery services – 72251000
  • Business and management consultancy services – 79410000

Location of contract


Value of contract


Published date

25 May 2018

Closing date

11 June 2018

Contract start date

01 July 2018

Contract end date

01 September 2019

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?




THE CORPORATE OFFICER OF THE HOUSE OF LORDS AND THE CORPORATE OFFICER OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS acting jointly (the “Contracting Authority”) seeks to appoint a suitability qualified and experienced Consultancy practice to further develop Parliament’s Business Resilience Plans (Authority’s RFP reference: GSV1713).The Contract will be let under the Authority’s General Terms and Conditions for services. The engagement is planned to commence in July 2018 (subject to Parliamentary Security Clearance of the successful Consultant’s proposed team) and will end in September 2019.

Parliament has comprehensive and robust plans to respond to any scenarios that could impact on Parliamentary business. We are looking for a Consultant to further enhance these plans. The appointed Consultant will work closely with the Resilience & Emergency Planning Team to enhance plans designed to address a number of scenarios that could impact on Parliamentary business. The Consultant will be required to liaise with internal stakeholders at all levels and third party contractors. Stakeholder engagement will involve supporting the Resilience & Emergency Planning Team in drafting papers and in making presentations.

Economic operators that may wish to participate in the tender process will have to accept and sign a Non-Disclosure Deed with no qualifications in relation to treating all information shared in complete confidence. The Statement of Requirement containing full details of the requirement and plans that have already been developed will only be issued on receipt of a correctly executed NDD.

The appointed Consultants will be required to comply with the HMG Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) pre-employment checks for staff they propose to fulfil this Contract.
This will be in line with Cabinet Office guidance on BPSS and the Home Office code of practice on preventing illegal working. Further information is also provided in the e-tendering portal, including guidance on obtaining security clearance for personnel working on the Parliamentary Estate or having access to the Authority’s IT network.

The Authority will provide all economic operators that have signed the NDD the opportunity to attend a briefing at our offices on 04 June 2018 ahead of the tender closing date on 12.00pm, 11 June 2018.


About the buyer

Contact name

Parliamentary Procurement and Commercial Service


United Kingdom





Other information


Additional information on how to apply for this contract

Suppliers are required to download the Non-Disclosure Deed (NDD) from the portal before accessing the tender documents. The NDD must be submitted as a correspondence and a declaration must also be submitted, stating that the NDD has not been modified. Access to the tender documents for GSV1730 will not be granted until the signed NDD has been received.

The NDD will be accessible at the Houses of Parliament’s e-procurement portal: Tender submissions must be uploaded to the e-procurement portal; electronic responses submitted via e-mail are not acceptable. To access the document select the tender reference GSV1730 in the ‘current tenders’ list, click on the ‘view tender details’ and express interest by clicking on the button provided. You will need to register your company details, thereafter you will be issued with a username and password. If you have previously registered with In-Tend, please follow the link shown which will redirect you to the home page where you can log on using your existing username and password to collect the tender documents. If you have registered and forgotten your username and password, click on the ‘forgotten password’ link on the In-Tend homepage. Please keep this username and password secure and do not pass it to any third parties. If you are experiencing problems, please contact the PPCS Business Support team via email: or call +44 (0)207 219 1600 for further assistance. You are advised to allow sufficient time when responding to this ITT, and for the full uploading of documents, prior to the closing date of 12.00 noon UK time on 11th of June 2018. Late tenders will not be accepted. If you are uploading multiple documents you will have to individually load one document at a time or you can opt to zip all the documents in an application such as WinZip or WinRAR.

Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No


How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided, or follow the instructions given in the notice description or information section.