Fire Station Construction Work London

Fire Station Construction Work London

Construction of new fire station at West Norwood.

UK-London: fire station construction work

2012/S 230-378605

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority
Contracts, 169 Union Street
For the attention of: Mrs Janet Finn
SE1 0LL London
Telephone: +44 2085551200-31152

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity

Other: Fire and rescue services authority
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.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Construction of new fire station at West Norwood.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: West Norwood, London.

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

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The existing Fire Station located in West Norwood is in need of modernisation in order that the London Fire Brigade can adequately respond to the changing requirements of the fire service and enable its firefighters to more efficiently carry out their operational and community fire safety duties. A number of refurbishment proposals for the existing site have been carried out in the past but were not deemed acceptable as the complexity of these proposals and the costs have been made more expensive as a result of the existing station being listed in 2006.
The London Fire Brigade has acquired a site for a new fire station and drill tower at 210 Knights Hill, SE27 0QA London, UNITED KINGDOM on the western side of the A215. The site was originally occupied by a two storey disused residential care home which has now been demolished.
The London Fire Brigade is seeking to strengthen its community links within West Norwood by developing a Fire Station designed to create an environment for firefighters and to enhance the interaction with the local community through the provision of modern, accessible and welcoming facilities. The new building will also be compliant with current Equalities and safety legislation. Its design will incorporate the latest energy efficiency technologies including renewable energy.
The London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority have employed a full design team to complete all RIBA design stages and achieve planning permission. They now wish to employ a Contractor to construct the new fire station and drill tower.
The building areas are circa:
Ground floor: GEA: 900 m², GIA: 850 m².
First floor: GEA: 840 m², GIA: 520 m².
Roof: GEA 860 m².
The building will provide:
Space for 3 fire appliances.
Improved facilities in accordance with the contracting authority’s latest accommodation requirements.
Improvements in operational efficiency.
Application of the latest and best principles to achieve the lowest carbon footprint.
Achievement of a minimum Breeam rating of “Very Good”.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


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

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

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

Duration in months: 13 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

A performance bond or guarantee including a parent company guarantee if the contractor is part of a group may be required.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Payment will be made in accordance with the contract documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Members of any consortium shall be jointly and severably liable. Legal bodies shall be companies or partnerships.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
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: Firms wishing to be considered for inclusion on the tender list are required to complete the pre-qualification questionnaire which will be sent upon expression of interest through the Bluelight Portal.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The information is set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
The information is set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of 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

Envisaged minimum number 5: and maximum number 7
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: The criteria stated in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
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:

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

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

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 28.12.2012 – 17:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

11.1.2013 – 17:00
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

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

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
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

Bidders are required to register and express their interest through the Bluelight Portal ( It is free to register and bidders should receive notification of acceptance of their registration within 48 hours. Please be aware emails from the Portal may be quarantined by -email filters.

The contracting authority reserves the right at any time to cease this tendering process and not to award a contract.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

High Court of England and Wales
Royal Courts of Justice Strand
WC2A 2LL London

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Proceedings may not be brought unless the economic operator bringing the proceedings has informed the contracting authority of the breach or anticipated breach of duty owed to it by the contracting authority and of its intention to bring proceedings and unless those proceedings are brought promptly, and in any Event within 3 months from the date when grounds for the bringing of proceedings first arise, unless the Court considers that there is good reason for extending the period within which proceedings can be brought.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:28.11.2012