Supply and Maintenance of Bomb Blast Net Curtains to the Houses of Parliament

Supply and Maintenance of Bomb Blast Net Curtains to the Houses of Parliament

To ensure value for money, the quality required shall ensure that the products remain in operational use beyond any minimum warranty period (estimated at 5 years) regardless of works scheduled during their natural lifecycle.

United Kingdom-London: Repair and maintenance services of security and defence materials

2019/S 055-127309

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

The Corporate Officer of the House of Lords and The Corporate Officer of the House of Commons
1 Floor, Richmond House
United Kingdom
Contact person:
Telephone: +44 2072191600
NUTS code: UKI32

Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Other type: Parliament UK

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


STC1118 — Supply and Maintenance of Bomb Blast Net Curtains

Reference number: STC1118

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Manufacture, supply, installation, cleaning and maintenance and storage if required of Bomb Blast Net Curtains used across the Parliamentary Estate.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 1 006 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI32
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

To ensure value for money, the quality required shall ensure that the products remain in operational use beyond any minimum warranty period (estimated at 5 years) regardless of works scheduled during their natural lifecycle; the ability to ensure continuity of service for each bomb blast net curtain is essential. The estimated value of the contract includes the bulk purchase, delivery, installation and bi-annual cleaning of the bomb blast net curtains across all the Parliamentary Estate buildings. The purchase cost is for the procurement and manufacture of duplicate sets of curtains for each window surveyed. The sum shall include the initial delivery and appropriate labelling of the nets for ease of retrieval. It is estimated that the annual maintenance and exchange costs will be subject to the storage location and transit of the BBNC on and off the Estate. Subject to approval, there may be provision for a reasonable level of storage provided locally. As well as the Palace of Westminster there are 9 other parliamentary buildings. Individual buildings have differing requirements for Bomb Blast Net Curtains. Buildings may be added to, or removed from, the Parliamentary Estate as operational requirements change, but the successful contractor will be required to adjust their services as necessary during the lifetime of the agreement.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

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

II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 17/04/2019
Local time: 13:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 17/04/2019
Local time: 13:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

The ITT documents 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 email are not acceptable. To access these documents select the tender reference STC1118 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)2072191600 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 17.4.2019. 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.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The Corporate Officer of the House of Lords and The Corporate Officer of the House of Commons
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: