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08/08/2014    S151

United Kingdom-London: Repair and maintenance services

2014/S 151-271519

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Official name: Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Postal address: King Charles Street
Town: London
Postal code: SW1A 2AH
Country: United Kingdom
For the attention of: Jon Meadows

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

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

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
National or federal agency/office
I.3)Main activity
General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Overseas (NON UK) Gas Inspection and Testing Framework 2015-2019.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 1: Maintenance and repair services
Worldwide — NON UK Gas Inspection and Testing.
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: yes
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
There are approximately 1200 properties on the FCO overseas estate with gas installations and appliances. Each one requires an annual gas inspection. The properties are grouped into geographical packages.
The requirement is for competent, accredited contractors to undertake annual inspections of gas installations, fittings and appliances to the standards indicated in the FCO specification irrespective of the ownership of those items, minor repairs, identification and execution of remedial works.
The requirement is to establish a framework agreement for suitably qualified and accredited contractors to deliver gas period inspection and testing and essential safety works on a worldwide basis for the next 4 years.
The FCO will be running a supplier engagement meeting at the end of August/Early September at the FCO offices in London. The date is to be finalised and will be communicated to all interested parties in due course.
The aim of the meeting is to communicate with the market, further detail the requirements and test delivery ideas / packages of work with the market.
Interested parties should email with the name of your company and delegate names (max 2 per supplier)
Estimated cost excluding VAT: 2 000 000 GBP
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

50000000 Repair and maintenance services, 50531200 Gas appliance maintenance services, 50700000 Repair and maintenance services of building installations, 45333000 Gas-fitting installation work, 50411200 Repair and maintenance services of gas meters, 71630000 Technical inspection and testing services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
Please note that this framework is for overseas gas testing and inspection only. There is no UK testing within the remit of this framework. The FCO have recently tendered the 2014/15 testing and this framework will commence in April 2015 for testing until 2019.
The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

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
VI.2)Additional information:
The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: