Services - 23225-2018

18/01/2018    S12    - - Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

United Kingdom-London: Architectural, engineering and planning services

2018/S 012-023225

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
31 Princes Gate, Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge
London
SW7 1QQ
United Kingdom
E-mail: project@afghanistanembassy.org.uk
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.afghanistanembassy.org.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.mytenders.co.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA41169

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.mytenders.co.uk/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.mytenders.co.uk/
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Other type: Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, London
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Diplomatic and Consular Activities

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Multi-disciplinary design team and principal designer for the refurbishment of the London Embassy

II.1.2)Main CPV code
71240000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Procurement of multi-disciplinary design team and principal designer for the refurbishment of the London Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

A full description of the scope of services is included in Section 8 of the ITT which accompanies this Contract Notice.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
71312000
71311000
71321000
71220000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKI33
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Procurement of multi-disciplinary design team and principal designer for the refurbishment of the London Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

A full description of the scope of services is included in Section 8 of the ITT which accompanies this Contract Notice.

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: 24
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
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
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: no
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: 15/02/2018
Local time: 15:00
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:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 15/02/2018
Local time: 15:00

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 procurement of the multi-disciplinary design team and principal designer is procured by the London Embassy in accordance with the Procurement Law of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan which requires that Afghan Government entities which are located outside of Afghanistan must conduct procurements in accordance with the rules and regulations of the host country. Therefore, the Services are being procured by the London Embassy in accordance with the Public Contract Regulations 2015 ("Regulations"). From an EU perspective, this meant that the London Embassy applied the provisions of the Regulations on a voluntary basis to the Procurement Process.

Economic operators participate in the Procurement Process entirely at their own risk and the London Embassy does not accept any liability in respect of costs incurred in relation to this Procurement Process.

The London Embassy shall not evaluate any Tenders received past the specified deadline, compliance with which is the sole responsibility of interested parties. Economic operators which alter their composition after submitting a Tender will be the subject of a re-evaluation. The London Embassy reserves the right not to award any contract as a result of the Procurement Process initiated by this contract notice and to make whatever changes the London Embassy deems appropriate to the content, process, timing and structure of this Procurement Process. The London Embassy reserves the right to terminate this Procurement Process at any time.

It is anticipated that the successful tenderer will be announced in March 2018. Under section II.2.7 of this notice, the duration of the contract is estimated to be 2 years. The duration included in this Contract Notice is an estimate only.

The lump sum price to be provided by the Bidders is for the provision of services for the entire duration of the project, and no additional costs will be claimable under the contract purely by reason of the duration of the project being extended beyond that estimate.

Should Bidders wish to visit the London Embassy this should be requested by sending an email to:

issa@afghanistanembassy.org.uk.

Visits are only available on 30 January and 31 January 2018 and must be requested by 17.00 hours GMT on 26 January 2018. A maximum of 5 persons per Bidder will be allowed to visit the London Embassy and full identification details must be provided in advance of the visit. There will be no possibility of repeat visits by Bidders, therefore, all members of the Bidder's team must attend at the allocated date and time. The London Embassy reserves the right to remove the possibility of visits for any reason and at any stage of the Procurement Process. Please note that emails should only be sent in respect of visits to the London Embassy and all other clarifications must be sent through the Question and Answer facility on www.mytenders.co.uk.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the myTenders website at:

http://www.myTenders.org/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=205748.

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at:

http://www.myTenders.org/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx.

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

(MT Ref:205748).

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Malek Asghar St.
Kabul
United Kingdom
E-mail: info@mfa.af

Internet address: www.mfa.gov.af

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Malek Asghar St.
Kabul
United Kingdom
E-mail: info@mfa.af

Internet address: www.mfa.gov.af

VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Malek Asghar St.
Kabul
United Kingdom
E-mail: info@mfa.af

Internet address: www.mfa.gov.af

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
16/01/2018