United Kingdom-London: Building construction work
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: www.gov.uk/fco
Section II: Object
Freetown Sierra Leone, New Offices
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is seeking expressions of interest from experienced contractors, to complete the construction of a new office building, at the Leicester Square Compound, Freetown, Sierra Leone. We are seeking submissions from companies who are capable of acting as main contractor, taking overall responsibility for construction. Submissions from subcontractors or suppliers for part of the works will not be considered.
The Leicester Square Compound, Freetown, Sierra Leone.
The proposed works is the construction of a bespoke low-rise building, to create a modern high-quality office space for the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The project will include installation of specialised M&E systems and a lift. The scope also includes some external works, which include upgrades to the compound perimeter and gatehouses.
The works shall take-place within a secure compound and the contractor shall have access to specific areas within the compound for the duration of the works. The works will have to be carried to cause minimal disruption to the users of the site and need to be carefully coordinated, with Safety being paramount as the project will attract a considerable amount of scrutiny from the various stakeholders. It is envisaged that a significant proportion of the early-phases of the construction works will have to be carried out in the dry-season due to the constraints of the local climate.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
The Authority will be seeking evidence of the potential provider’s suitability to perform the services in terms of economic and financial standing, technical and professional ability. The qualification criteria will be a combination of both financial and non-financial factors.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
In order to be considered for this project it and receive pre-qualification and/or tender information it is necessary that you register your company (including any relevant information requested) on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Procurement Portal, e-Bravo. Failure to do this will mean your company may not receive a tender; no tenders will be issued via open e-mail.
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How to register your company/express interest in this project:
1) Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once):
— browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register,
— accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’,
— enter your correct business and user details,
— note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete,
— you will shortly receive an e-mail with your unique password (please keep this secure).
2) Login to the portal with the username/password:
— click on the relevant Pre-qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) or Invitation to Tender (ITT) to access the content,
— you can now access any attachments by clicking the ‘Settings and Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘Actions’ box, Responding to the PQQ/ITT,
— you can choose to ‘Reply’ or ‘Reject’ (please give a reason if rejecting),
— you can now use the 'Messages' function to communicate with the buyer and seek clarification,
— note the deadline for completion,
— there may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available),
— you must then publish your reply using the publish button in the ‘Actions’ box on the left-hand side of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the the online help or contact the eTendering help desk.
Potential providers should answer all questions as accurately and concisely as possible in the same order as the questions are presented. Where a question is not relevant to the potential provider’s organisation, this should be indicated, with an explanation. Where attachments are requested to be submitted within the electronic PQQ/ITT, these shall be submitted in a PDF format (Adobe or similar).
PQQ/ITT or bids not submitted via the FCO’s eProcurement portal will not be considered.