Electrical Wiring Replacement for FCO
This project originated from the health and safety requirement to replace the electrical wiring within the British Embassy Chancery, Residence and Gatehouses in Paris.
United Kingdom-London: Building construction work
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
King Charles Street
Contact point(s): https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk
SW1A 2AH London
General address of the contracting authority: www.fco.gov.uk
Electronic access to information: https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk
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
Realisation, by whatever means of work, corresponding to the requirements specified by the contracting authorities
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: British Embassy Chancery, Residence and Gatehouses Paris, France.
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)
These buildings are based in a fashionable location in central Paris and are exceptionally important and grand buildings. The Ambassador’s Residence building dates from the early 18th Century, and is an extremely important building in both French and British History. It is a stone built 3 storey residence (with basement), and on the ground floor has two large garden wings containing a ceremonial Ballroom and Dining Room, connected by a glazed Gallery. It is built in the Empire style and the building’s fabric and furnishings are of national importance. The works to the Residence and Gatehouses is to replace the electrical distribution and small power services throughout including replacing distribution boards and fire alarm system replacement, these works will require specialist care to protect fine interiors during the project execution.
The Chancery building is also of historic importance and has several areas which will require particular attention to complete the works with the minimal disruption to the historic finishes. This project aims to improve the health and safety of the building as well as improving the overall flexibility and working environment within the Chancery building by providing more open plan space and improved facilities. Works to the Chancery building includes the electrical distribution and small power services being rewired. Internal and external lighting will be replaced. Modifications will be made to the fire alarm and data cabling where room layouts are altered. The existing access arrangements will be reconfigured and the main reception will be refurbished. There will also be structural works associated with the reconfiguration of areas and the provision or more open plan working spaces.
Both buildings will remain operational throughout the duration of the project therefore detailed phasing strategies and decant plans have been developed.
The buildings are large in footprint with the Embassy’s GIA totalling approximately 7 900 m² over Basement to Fourth Floors, and the Residence and Gatehouse’s GIA totalling 4 800 m² over Basement to Third Floors.
The works are to contracted upon the NEC3 Option A form of contract.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
45210000, 45223200, 45212350, 71334000
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
— New WC/teapoint core through the building — including mechanical ventilation
— Refurbishment of existing WC’s and teapoints
— Additional shared centrally meeting rooms
— Data rewiring for reconfigured areas
— Electrical re-wiring and replacement to external lighting and power provisions — including the re-lamping of fittings
— Remodelling of reception area
— Creation of new Visa entrance and consular facilities.
— Large areas of refurbishment works, including:
Minor demolition and strip out works.
New internal partitions.
New internal finishes.
New Internal doors and refurbishment of existing to remain.
Fitting, Furniture and Equipment.
New internal statutory and wayfinding signage.
Major demolition and Installation of new steel work and stair to North wing.
Replacement of existing external blinds.
— Reconfigured stairs from consular reception — to include structural enhancements and newly formed flights to the Lower Ground and First Floors, New entrance doors and external window units.
— Refurbished toilets.
— Refurbished and reconfigured main reception.
— Removal of steps at vehicle entrance to facilitate easier access to courtyard.
— Consular / UKVI interview facilities and new dedicated access point from Rue Saint-Honore.
— New large conference meeting facility.
— New coffee area adjacent to the garden.
— Open plan ‘garden wing’ offices.
— Opening up and meeting rooms created.
— Additional meeting rooms.
— Introduction of more open plan offices throughout the floor.
— Introduction of more open plan offices to the ‘Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore wing’.
— Additional flexible meeting rooms.
Summary of main works — RESIDENCE
— Electrical re-wiring throughout from intake to points.
— Significant protection measure to existing in-situ fabric, Furniture, Fixtures and fittings, all of which are of a historic nature.
— Installation of new fire alarm system throughout.
— Electrical re-wiring and replacement to external lighting and power provisions — including the re-lamping of fittings.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 9 000 000 and 12 000 000 GBP
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.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Applicants including any consortium members must hold appropriate insurances.
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
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once)
— Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register
— Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’
— Enter your correct business and user details
— Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete
— You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure)
2. Express an Interest in the tender
— Login to the portal with the username/password
— Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier)
— Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content.
— Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page.
— This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only)
— You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box
3. Responding to the tender
— Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining)
— You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification
— Note the deadline for completion, then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT
— There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the e-Tendering help desk.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: For instructions on accessing the Pre-qualification questionnaire see: www.fco.bravosolution.co.uk (Project 737-PQQ281).
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
For instructions on accessing the Pre-qualification questionnaire see — www.fco.bravosolution.co.uk (Project 737-PQQ281).
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
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
Prior information notice
Notice number in the OJEU: 2014/S 249-440492 of 27.12.2014
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
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: