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Market consultation for Parliament restoration opens

The Palace of Westminster (Image: Dreamstime/Tomas1111)

The Restoration and Renewal Delivery Authority, the body in charge of the restoration of the Palace of Westminster, has opened a market consultation to gather the views of companies interested in being involved in the project.

The restoration and renewal of the Palace of Westminster is expected to cost £4bn and take at least six years to complete. It will be the biggest heritage restoration project ever undertaken in the UK.

The Restoration and Renewal Delivery Authority said it has now developed a draft client partners procurement strategy that envisages the appointment of various contractors to deliver the programme.

The Delivery Authority works to the specifications set by the Parliamentary Works Sponsor Body. It is in charge of the day-to-day management of contractors and the supply chain and will be the client for the contracts .

Among the services the Delivery Authority is looking to procure are:

  • Architecture
  • Design
  • Health, safety, quality and environment
  • Cost, time, and risk control
  • Work package procurement
  • Project management
  • Delivery assurance
  • Construction planning and programming
  • NEC project manager and supervisor roles
  • Construction management
  • Contract management
  • Site security and access control
  • Management and distribution of PPE
  • Worker facilities, including welfare and catering
  • Management and distribution of plant and tools on site
  • Management of external logistics to the site – management of deliveries by road/river and storage on site
  • Onsite logistics – storage and movement of materials around the site, including by crane
  • Site inductions, training and briefings
  • Maintaining temporary services to site, electricity, water, etc.
  • Waste disposal from site
  • Ongoing fire surveillance

The market feedback gained from the preliminary market consultation will be used by the Delivery Authority to help finalise its client partners procurement strategy.

A briefing pack and questionnaire will be accessible at the Houses of Parliament’s e-procurement portal: http://in-tendhost.co.uk/parliamentuk.

The closing date for responses is 12 noon on 9 August.

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