Works - 114779-2020

09/03/2020    S48

United Kingdom-London: Construction work

2020/S 048-114779

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: DCLG
Postal address: Fry Building, 2 Marsham St, Westminster
Town: London
Postal code: SW1P 4DF
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Louise Bates
Telephone: +44 3034440000
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at:
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5)Main activity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

The United Kingdom Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre

Reference number: CPD/004/120/045
II.1.2)Main CPV code
45000000 Construction work
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

This pre-tender market engagement (PTME) seeks information in preparation for the potential procurement to construct the new UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre in Victoria Tower Gardens, Westminster, London.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
14600000 Metal ores and alloys
32321200 Audio-visual equipment
39150000 Miscellaneous furniture and equipment
39154000 Exhibition equipment
45100000 Site preparation work
45112420 Basement excavation work
45112450 Excavation work at archaeological sites
45112711 Landscaping work for parks
45210000 Building construction work
45212180 Ticket offices construction work
45212300 Construction work for art and cultural buildings
45212310 Construction work for buildings relating to exhibitions
45212312 Exhibition centre construction work
45212314 Historical monument or memorial construction work
45223100 Assembly of metal structures
45223110 Installation of metal structures
45236210 Flatwork for children's play area
45246510 Boardwalk construction work
45262213 Diaphragm wall technique
45262310 Reinforced-concrete work
45262400 Structural steel erection work
45262670 Metalworking
45443000 Facade work
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The United Kingdom Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre is a government project being delivered by the Secretary of State for Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) with a total project budget of GBP 102 million, of which HM Government has committed GBP 75 million, with the balance being raised through private donations.

The Memorial is dedicated to the 6 million Jewish men, women and children who lost their lives in the Holocaust and to all other victims of the Nazis and their collaborators.

The new Learning Centre will honour and remember all victims and survivors of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides and will educate future generations on the importance of fighting prejudice and persecution in all its forms.

The project has cross party support and is within the Government Estate Strategy for Westminster, as part of Enhancing the Heart of London.

Victoria Tower Gardens has been chosen as the home for the Memorial and Learning Centre. New gardens will be provided back to the community with the vast majority of the park's green space retained and enhanced. Views over Parliament and the river Thames will be improved with a range of accessible seating and a new boardwalk along the embankment. A planning application was submitted in December 2018 and, following a Ministerial call-in in November 2019, will be subject to a Public Inquiry in May/June 2020.

The Memorial and Learning Centre will be an iconic memorial and powerful educational experience, welcoming visitors from the UK and beyond to learn and reflect.

The Memorial and Learning Centre consists of 23 bronze fins to the southern end of the Gardens. Visitors will walk through an entrance pavilion, then across a courtyard where they will be confronted with views of Parliament's Victoria Tower. The Learning Centre, accessed by pathways set between the fins, is an integral part of the Memorial. The Learning Centre is set out over two below ground floors.

Subject to planning permission being granted following the aforementioned inquiry process, the authority is looking for contractors (main contractors and specialist subcontractors) and suppliers to construct all aspects of the Memorial and Learning Centre project.

It is envisaged that construction of the Memorial and Learning Centre project will be divided into five packages:

1) Enabling works package:

— Horseferry Playground — relocation of existing playground equipment,

— removal of existing café kiosk,

— removal and relocation of Spicer Memorial,

— removal of existing redundant buried services,

— relocation of existing buried services,

— installation of new buried services,

— heavy vehicle mitigation barrier footings,

— bus stop improvement works;

2) Learning Centre basement box package:

— site clearance,

— piling/foundation works,

— archaeological excavation works,

— general excavation,

— dewatering,

— below slab lift pits and sump pits,

— below slab services,

— steel plunge columns,

— concrete capping beam works,

— concrete propping beams,

— temporary steel propping beams,

— concrete podium slab (part) roof of the Learning Centre;

3) Memorial bronze fins package:

— buildability guidance and design advice,

— production of shop drawings, fabrication and construction of a prototype (benchmark) bronze fin panel,

— develop shop drawings, fabricate, supply and install 23 bronze fins to the Memorial;

4) Memorial and Learning Centre main works package:

— All construction works following on from the basement box package to complete the Memorial and Learning Centre.

Note that this package will include works to the entrance pavilion, courtyard, memorial, learning centre, landscaping to Victoria Tower Gardens, café/kiosk and improvement works to Horseferry playground.

5) Learning Centre Fit Out package:

— works to supply, install and commission the fit out of the Learning Centre content, including furniture fittings and equipment and audio visual equipment.

II.2.14)Additional information

A supplier day will be held on Friday 27 March 2020 between 10.00-12.00 at a central London location.

In order to attend the supplier day, interested suppliers should register their interest by submitting a message via the Bravo portal Attendees will be limited to two per organisation.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

A supplier day will be held on Friday 27 March 2020 between 10.00-12.00 at a central London location. In order to attend the supplier day, interested suppliers should register their interest by submitting a message via the Bravo portal Attendees will be limited to two per organisation.

Further information can be found at

Potential suppliers may raise questions or seek clarification regarding any aspect of this process by 17.00 (GMT) on 27 March 2020.

Please respond to the market engagement questions via the Bravo portal by 3 April 2020 14.00 (GMT) (the ‘Response Deadline’).

Questions and responses must be submitted within the event ‘pqq_17 — UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre — Expression of Interest’.

To use this service:

1) Register for a free account at

Click the ‘PQQs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are open to any registered supplier).

2) Click on the relevant PQQ to access the content i.e. ‘pqq_17 – UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre — Expression of Interest’.

3) Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page.

This will move the PQQ into your ‘My PQQs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only). You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ Details’ box.

4) Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ Details’, you can choose to:

• ‘Create Response’, or

• ‘Decline to Respond’

You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the authority and seek any clarification.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: