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08/07/2016    S130

United Kingdom-London: Construction work

2016/S 130-233154

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Official name: The Corporate Officer of the House of Lords and The Corporate Officer of the House of Commons
Postal address: 1 Floor, 7 Millbank
Town: London
Postal code: SW1P 3JA
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person:
For the attention of: Business Support Team
Telephone: +44 2072191600
Fax: +44 2072191600

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Further information can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Other: Parliament UK
I.3)Main activity
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.A: Object of the contract (Works)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
COM1281 — Northern Estate Programme Main Works and Palace of Westminster Decant Buildings Contracting Partner.
II.2)Type of contract and location of works
Main site or location of works: Parliamentary Estate — Westminster, London.
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and scope of works
The purpose of this Prior Information Notice (PIN) is to initiate a market engagement exercise for the procurement of a Main Works Contracting Partner to deliver an extensive refurbishment of the House of Commons Northern Estate.
The Northern Estate Programme (NEP) comprises the properties Norman Shaw North, Norman Shaw South, 1 Derby Gate, 1 Parliament Street and Canon Row residences. The approximate total internal area of all the buildings combined is circa 30 000 m².
Subject to both Houses making a decision in principle that would require the provision of temporary accommodation, the Contracting Partner may also be required to deliver decant accommodation and / or enabling works for the Palace of Westminster Restoration and Renewal Programme.
The Northern Estate refurbishment programme, anticipated to be delivered over a 3-4 year period, is required due to the age and fragility of the buildings' M&E services, poor environmental performance and fire safety improvement requirements. The works will also reduce running costs and contribute to House targets to reduce carbon emissions by 34 % by 2020/21 and reduce water consumption by 50 %.
The buildings are Grade 1, Grade 2 or Grade 2* listed, and have not had any significant intervention in the past 40 years. The House of Commons has a responsibility to protect and preserve the heritage of all these listed buildings and maintain their architectural and historical significance.
Further information on the scope of the Main Works is included in the memorandum of information slide deck available here:
Parliament wishes to assess the interest and capability of the market to manage and deliver the scope of the intended and potential works and what its views are on how a commercial opportunity of this kind might be packaged and delivered. This will include the most appropriate form of contract, for example a framework or term contract are potential options. This will be your opportunity to discuss the Programme(s) and inform Parliament's approach to the procurement process. To make further enquiries, obtain further information and provide feedback, please visit
Potential Contractors expressing interest are invited to complete an online questionnaire by 12:00 (BST) on Thursday 4.8.2016 accessed here:
Parliament may invite some or all respondents to the questionnaire to further discuss the potential scope during 1-1 interview sessions (dates for which to be agreed and communicated, currently 29.8.2016 — 9.9.2016). We hope that the feedback offered by the questionnaire will help shape the interviews and subsequently the overall procurement strategy. Anonymised and summarised results and key emerging themes from the interviews will be made available via In-Tend at the conclusion of the interview process.
Information obtained as part of this market engagement may be used to inform a subsequent specification and call for competition by competitive tender in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations (PCR) 2015.
Information obtained shall be managed in a commercially sensitive manner.
Potential Contractors are also reminded that Parliament is subject to the Freedom of Information Act. Potential Contractors who wish to take part in the market engagement exercise should highlight any information they are willing to provide which they consider to be commercially confidential. However, they should be aware that the Authority is bound by the legislation and does not have the ultimate authority to refuse a decision to disclose information which it holds.
The start date for the procurement is likely to be September 2016 but is subject to further planning.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 150 000 000 and 650 000 000 GBP


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45000000 Construction work, 45453100 Refurbishment work, 45400000 Building completion work, 45100000 Site preparation work, 50700000 Repair and maintenance services of building installations, 44100000 Construction materials and associated items, 45200000 Works for complete or part construction and civil engineering work, 44000000 Construction structures and materials; auxiliary products to construction (except electric apparatus), 45315100 Electrical engineering installation works, 45500000 Hire of construction and civil engineering machinery and equipment with operator, 45262700 Building alteration work, 45351000 Mechanical engineering installation works, 45300000 Building installation work, 71510000 Site-investigation services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:

The Programme memorandum of information slide deck and online questionnaire will be accessible at the following website To be able to access these documents you will need to select the above quoted tender in the ‘current tenders’ list, click on the ‘view tender details’ and express interest by clicking on the button provided. Afterwards, you will need to register your company details, thereafter you will be issued with a user-name and password. If you have already registered with In-Tend previously, please follow the link shown, this will redirect you to the home page where you can log on using your existing user-name and password. If you have registered and have forgotten your username and password, please click on the forgotten password link on In-Tend homepage. Please keep this user-name and password secure and do not pass it to any third parties. If you are experiencing problems then please contact the In-tend help-desk via email: or call +44 1332869400 for further assistance. Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time when responding to this questionnaire prior to the closing date of 12:00 (BST) on Thursday 04/08/16.

Our project reference number is COM1281.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
Information at II.3) and in respect to lots is intentionally left blank and will be tested during this market engagement exercise.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: