United Kingdom-London: Building construction work
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: www.gov.uk/fco
Section II: Object
British Embassy Washington DC, USA — Major Building Repair Project
The work scope includes the Major Building Repair and Refurbishment of the existing British Embassy in Washington DC, USA.
British Embassy in Washington DC, USA. The site is located at 3100 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA.
The General Contractor's (GC's) work scope includes the Major Building Repair and Refurbishment of the existing British Embassy in Washington, USA comprising:
— Ambassador’s Residence (AR) — Comprising circa 6 000 m2 building fabric and mechanical / electrical installations focused refurbishment and repair works to a building of historical significance. The AR has several areas which will require particular attention to complete the works with the minimal disruption to the historic finishes. Works also include the upgrade/reconfiguration of workers accommodation suites on Level 2. The Ambassador’s Residence will be temporarily decanted and therefore unoccupied during the works,
— Old Chancery Building (OCB) — Comprising circa 2 000 m2 building fabric and mechanical / electrical installations focused refurbishment and repair works to a building of historical significance. The OCB is also of historic importance and has several areas which will require particular attention to complete the works with the minimal disruption to the historic finishes. Works also include the conversion of office and gym space to apartments and suites. The Old Chancery Building will be temporarily decanted and therefore unoccupied during the works,
— New Chancery Building (NCB). Comprising circa 10 000 m2 refurbishment including partitions, doors, floor/wall and ceiling finishes and mechanical / electrical installations. Works also include a new build extension to the level 2 internal courtyard and conversion of the external parking to a landscaped courtyard area.
The New Chancery Building is in full occupation/usage and will remain so during the course of the proposed works. Careful consideration will therefore be required as to the phasing of the proposed works to ensure the safety of all occupants, minimise disruption to both the chancery and consular function of the Embassy Site, and ensure works are undertaken as efficiently as possible. This will be achieved via implementation of an effective phasing and decant/recant strategy. It is currently envisaged that the New Chancery Building refurbishment works will be phased on a wing-by-wing basis to minimise the requirement for decanting all existing users at one time to an alternative temporary location — External Drainage / Site Works. The scope also includes the repair and replacement of the existing site drainage infrastructure.
Within the Embassy Compound, access is via the existing circulation roads and will require careful consideration and ongoing liaison with the Embassy (site accommodation, deliveries, circulation, storage of materials etc.).
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.
Project 1811, PQQ 613: British Embassy Washington DC, USA – Major Building Repair Project
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.