Intrusive Surveys Framework Restoration and Renewal Programme

A Tender Notice

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Contract (Works)
4 year
26 Mar 2021
01 Nov 2021 to 31 Oct 2025
04 May 2021 13:00



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The Palace of Westminster Restoration and Renewal Programme (R&R Programme) is the biggest heritage restoration project ever undertaken in the UK. It offers suppliers, service providers and contractors a unique opportunity to contribute towards saving the seat of parliamentary democracy. The Restoration and Renewal Delivery Authority Ltd (the Delivery Authority) is a company limited by guarantee, established for the purpose of fulfilling those duties set out in s.3(4) of the Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Act 2019. It works to the specifications set by the Parliamentary Works Sponsor Body (the Sponsor Body). The Delivery Authority is in charge of the day-to-day management of contractors and the supply chain and will be the 'Employer' under the Framework Agreement. The Delivery Authority is seeking to establish a multi-supplier Framework Agreement for the provision of intrusive surveys, and associated works and services required to facilitate those surveys, for the R&R Programme. Surveys are to be undertaken in the Palace of Westminster and other buildings outside the Parliamentary Estate which may be used for decant facilities. The Framework Agreement will be awarded in the following Lots: Lot 1: Civil and Structural Surveys Lot 2: Ground Investigation and Geotechnical Surveys Lot 3: Instrumentation and Monitoring Lot 4 Environmental & Ecological Surveys Lot 5: Asbestos Removal Lot 6: Mechanical, Electrical & Public Health Lot 7: Archaeology Lot 8: General Conservation Contractor The scope of these work and services are further detailed in the Pre-Qualification Pack (PQP). The Framework Agreement is being procured by and for the use of the Delivery Authority for the use of the R&R Programme to deliver information for the design and development of the Palace of Westminster and the QE2 Conference Centre refurbishment. Surveys will be coordinated and managed by a Construction Manager engaged by the Delivery Authority. The Framework Agreement may also be used by those Contracting Bodies referred to in VI.3 (Additional Information) below. The Delivery Authority intends to invite 5 Candidates to tender for each Lot and to award 3 places on the Framework Agreement for Lot 1 to 7 and award 2 places on the Framework Agreement for Lot 8. Further information on the lotting strategy and the evaluation methodology are in the PQP.

CPV Codes

  • 45000000 - Construction work
  • 71000000 - Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services


  • Contract is suitable for SMEs.

Other Information

1) To express interest in the Framework Agreement, Candidates must complete the PQQ on the strictly in accordance with the PQP and by the PQQ Response Deadline stated in the PQP. Please note that the PQQ Response Deadline is a precise time and Candidates should allow sufficient time to upload their PQQ Responses. 2) A Candidate may be a single organisation or a Consortium. A Candidate may only submit one PQQ application. A particular economic operator may not apply as more than one Candidate, whether as a single Candidate or as a party to 1 or more Consortia. Candidates should note that this restriction does not apply to subcontractors. See further PQP Section 3. 3) Words in this Contract Notice with initial capital letters are defined in the PQP (see Table 1.3 Glossary). 4) Candidates are required to download the Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) from the portal before they will be given access to the procurement documents. The NDA is accompanied by a security declaration that the Candidate has undertaken the BPSS clearance of all parties who will have access to the procurement documents. The NDA including confirmation of BPSS clearance must be submitted as a correspondence and a declaration must also be submitted, stating that the NDA has not been modified. Access to the procurement documents will not be granted until the signed NDA and security declaration have been received. For further assistance contact . 5) The Delivery Authority is the main user of this Framework Agreement but it may also be used by the Corporate Officer of the House of Lords and the Corporate Officer of the House of Commons and those parties named in the PQP as Contracting Bodies. With the exception of additional Asbestos Removal work (Lot 5), The Corporate Officer of the House of Lords and the Corporate Officer of the House of Commons have not identified any other current or future additional requirements to be called off from the Framework Agreement, but rights to identify and include future requirements by these parties are reserved. 6) Section II.2.6) (Estimated value): The value of the Framework Agreement is estimated and based on 2021 prices. The estimated value includes the total of the scope as described in PQP Appendix A (Scope). See further PQP Section 2.2.8. 7) Section II.2.7) (Duration of the contract): timescales in this contract notice are estimated based on the current R&R Programme but may be subject to change. 8) Candidates and Tenderers shall be solely responsible for and liable for all costs associated with and arising out of or in connection with responding to this contract notice and any PQQ and with submitting any tender, howsoever incurred. 9) Successful tenderers will need to be compliant with the R&R Programme's standards and policies as identified in the PQP.