Works - 440492-2014

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27/12/2014    S249

United Kingdom-London: Electrical installation work

2014/S 249-440492

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Official name: Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Postal address: Old Admiralty Building
Town: London
Postal code: SW1A 2PA
Country: United Kingdom
For the attention of: Mr Bob Righton

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
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
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.A: Object of the contract (Works)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
British Embassy Paris, France — Upgrade of electrical services.
II.2)Type of contract and location of works
Main site or location of works: British Embassy, 35, rue du Faubourg St Honoré, Paris Cedex 08, 75383 Paris, France.
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
A project to upgrade the electrical services in the British Embassy buildings in Paris to bring them up to codes and current standards. This involves completing works in rooms of a historic nature to a very high level. Additionally this project requires the extensive reconfiguration of the embassy offices. This reconfiguration consists of the removal of walls and reconfiguration of space within the existing historic building to provide a modern, efficient, open plan working environment.
The contracting authority is currently defining its procurement strategy. As a result the contracting authority may wish to split the work into smaller packages, but this is to be confirmed. The final agreed strategy will be made clear in any subsequent Contract Notice(s) within the Official Journal of the European Union.
To assist the contracting authority in defining its procurement strategy, we welcome feedback from interested contractors. A supplier day will be held in mid-February 2015 at the British Embassy, Paris.
To register your interest, please register on our procurement portal
The deadline to register your interest is 17:00 hours (GMT) on Friday 23.1.2015. Instructions on how to access our procurement portal and how to express interest in this opportunity are as follows:
1. Register your company on the procurement portal (this is only required once):
— Browse to the procurement portal: 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 email with your unique password (please keep this secure).
2. Express an interest in the opportunity:
— Login to the portal with the username/password,
— Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier),
— Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. You require Project_469 titled British Embassy Paris — Building Services and Office Reorganisation,
— Click the ‘Express Interest’ button in the ‘Actions’ box on the left-hand side of the page — This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only),
— You can now access any attachments by clicking the ‘Settings and Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘Actions’ box.
3. Responding to the PQQ:
— You can now 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 any clarification,
— Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ,
— 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 online help, or contact the eTendering help desk(contact details can be found on the Home Page),
— We will communicate to all interest suppliers via the ‘Messages' function on this portal.
We will aim to be in touch will all suppliers who registered interest during the week commencing the 26.1.2015 with further details and arrangements for the supplier day. Please note that you will not be entitled to claim from the contracting authority any costs or expenses which you may incur in attending the supplier day.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 7 500 000 and 8 500 000 GBP
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45310000 Electrical installation work

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 Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise.

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:
To be confirmed within the invitation to tender.
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.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: