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United Kingdom-London: Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Programme, Project and Cost Management Services
The authority intends to establish a sole supplier framework with a suitably qualified and experienced provider of programme, project and cost management services to support a portfolio of projects predominantly on Parliaments’ Northern Estate. Consisting of a unique built asset portfolio, the Northern Estate consists of a range of Grade I, II and II* listed buildings several of which require refurbishment due to, amongst other factors, the age and fragility of the buildings, the inadequacy of mechanical and electrical services, poor environmental performance, fire safety improvement requirements and otherwise.
Services may also be required to support the Northern Estate Programme develop additional space and facilities required for the House of Commons to decant from the Palace of Westminster, including provision of an operational Chamber, Committee Rooms and House support services.
The current preference of the authority is for a single point of responsibility model. It is however willing to consider other models/constructs. The services may include but not be limited to:
— programme management,
— project management,
— contract administration (NEC3/NEC4 suite of contracts),
— cost management/consultancy,
— design management,
— change management,
— risk management,
— construction management,
— health and safety and CDM advisory services,
— stakeholder management,
— statutory planning and approvals project management,
— programme controls and reporting,
— moves management,
— other similar or related construction project management services as may be required by the authority.
Estate projects and programmes utilise the RIBA Plan of Work 2013; CIC Level 2 BIM and the NEC3/4 suite of contracts.
The authority recognise that the estate programme of work will require an experienced and suitably skilled programme, project and cost management team capable of managing the scale, technical complexity, logistical complexity, heritage considerations and level of public scrutiny of the programme(s).
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Please note this is a Prior Information Notice and there are no tender documents to download or submit at this stage. A contract notice will be issued to signal commencement of the formal procurement process. It is anticipated that this will be issued during October 2019. If you are interested in this potential opportunity and would like to be kept informed, please submit your expression of interest via our In-Tend procurement portal (https://in-tendhost.co.uk/parliamentuk/aspx/Home) by responding to this prior information notice FWK1121 (listed within tenders/current).
A market engagement morning is planned for 1.10.2019. If you are interested in this engagement exercise please note your interest via in-Tend. Your correspondence should reference FWK1121 and include the following details:
(i) organisation name;
(ii) contract name;
(iii) job title of main point of contract;
(iv) contract phone number;
(v) contract email address.
Only 2 representatives from each supplier can attend.
Potential suppliers should note that the authority is unable to accept a position where the successful programme, project and cost management services framework supplier can manage services or works provided by their own organisation or affiliates or certify payment for the same. It is accordingly the view of the authority that any contractor which is party to a works or service contract on the Northern Estate Programme where such scenario exists would be conflicted, within the meaning of Regulation 58(17) of the Public Contracts Regulations, so as to negatively affect its performance of this contract and the corporate officers accordingly intend to exclude any such person from participating in this competition.
This procurement does not replace the strategic estate framework for project management and cost management services [FWK1093] but does supersede the contract for programme, project and cost management awarded January 2017 [COM1273] which is being concluded in accordance within the terms of that contract.
The contracting entities who can call-off from this framework are the corporate officer of the House of Lords; the corporate officer of the House of Commons; the corporate officer of the House of Lords and the House of Commons (acting jointly — the authority) and the delivery authority to be established pursuant to the parliamentary buildings (Restoration and Renewal) [Bill/ Act] 2017-19. Identifying this as an exceptional case, the proposed duration of the framework is 8 years.