Conservation Work for Houses of Parliament

Conservation Work for Houses of Parliament

The deteriorating fabric condition of the external courtyards at the Palace necessitates that remedial works are undertaken.

United Kingdom-London: Construction work

2015/S 071-125505

Contract notice

Works

Directive 2004/18/EC

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
7 Millbank
Contact point(s): https://in-tendhost.co.uk/parliamentuk/aspx/Home
For the attention of: Business Support Team
SW1P 3JA London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2072191600
E-mail: ppcs@parliament.uk
Fax: +44 2072191600

Internet address(es):

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

Other: Parliament UK
I.3)Main activity

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

FWK1085-Courtyards Conservation Project.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Works

NUTS code UKI1

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with a single operator

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 4 500 000 and 20 000 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The Palace of Westminster is a Grade I listed building and part of the Westminster World Heritage Site. The deteriorating fabric condition of the external courtyards at the Palace necessitates that remedial works are undertaken. The present project aims to bring the fabric to the courtyards back into a good state of repair, addressing any fabric and structural issues.
This includes stonework, windows, rainwater drainage systems, etc., and to restore the courtyards’ architectural integrity through the reinstatement of lost features and cleaning and repair of deteriorated elements.
To facilitate these remedial works this 4 year framework is being set up for undertaking the following scope of works in the courtyards. The scope of work in each courtyard will typically include the following:
— Cleaning and repair of all masonry fabric, including specialist conservation work to carved and medieval elements;
— Reinstatement of lost stone features;
— Refurbishment of all windows, both bronze and leaded, within the courtyards;
— Remedial works to address any structural issues;
— Repair of defective rainwater goods and all above ground pipework, including associated fittings;
— Repair and refurbishment of all historic metalwork fixed to the courtyard elevations, including railings.
The Contracting Authority will look for a degree of visibility and transparency in the Framework Contractors sub-contract arrangements, and particularly the selection of specialist sub-contractors who will deliver more sensitive aspects of the Contractors responsibilities. It is anticipated that the repair works undertaken will have a design life of no less than 50 years. All works are expected to be carried out by skilled operatives with experience working in their relevant trade on listed buildings.

The Houses of Parliament is accredited by Citizens UK (CUK) as London Living Wage Employers. It agrees to ensure that contracted staff and sub-contracted staff working on its premises are paid at least the LLW subject to the terms of the licence. The terms of the license can be found on our webpage www.parliament.uk

More generally, the Authority is committed to ensuring the welfare of staff who provide services to it and the maintenance of a motivated and stable workforce. The Authority believes that payment of the LLW is one way to meet this obligation.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45000000, 45262510, 45421140, 45452100, 45454000, 45212000, 45210000, 45216114, 50700000, 50712000, 45262512, 45453000, 45223200,45200000, 45400000, 44163110, 45262670, 50000000, 45452000, 45212350, 45262511, 44163111, 45216000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Applicants are required to complete a pre-qualification questionnaire. This may be obtained from the following website http://in-tendhost.co.uk/parliamentuk/ as described at III.2.3 and must be completed and returned by the deadline given at IV.3.4 below. The pre-qualification questionnaire shall include, but not be limited to, the matters detailed under clauses III.2.2 and III.2.3 below.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As stated in the documentation.
Economic and financial capacity — means of proof required. As stated in the documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:

The Pre-Qualification Questionnaire will be accessible at the following website http://in-tendhost.co.uk/parliamentuk

To be able to access these documents you will need to select the above quoted tender in the current tenders list, click on the view tender details and express interest by clicking on the button provided. Afterwards, you will need to register your company details, thereafter you will be issued with a username and password. If you have already registered with In-Tend previously, please follow the link shown, this 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 have forgotten your username and password, please 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, then please contact the In-Tend helpdesk via email: support@in-tend.com or call +44 8442728810 for further assistance. Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time when responding to this invitation to tender prior to the closing date as in in IV.3.4. 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 like WinZip or WinRar.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As stated in the PQQ.

III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 5
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

FWK1085

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

8.5.2015 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)Additional information

The contract will be considered as a contract made in accordance with the law of England and Wales and subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales. The House of Lords and the House of Commons are Public Authorities within the meaning of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and all correspondence received will be dealt with in accordance with the Act. The Employer does not bind himself to accept the lowest, or any, tender submitted. Short-listed tenderers will be subject to further evaluation which may include tender presentation.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

The Corporate Officer of the House of Lords and The Corporate Officer of the House of Commons
7 Millbank
SW1P 3JA London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: ppcs@parliament.uk

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

8.4.2015

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