Biggest Heritage Project Ever Opens for Potential Suppliers

Palace of Westminster - Heritage project

IN WHAT IS the biggest heritage restoration project ever undertaken in the UK, the Restoration and Renewal Delivery Authority for the Palace of Westminster has opened for initial feedback from potential suppliers.

A preliminary market consultation has started by the Delivery Authority which has developed a draft Client Partners Procurement Strategy. It will appoint Client Partners to provide services and undertake key roles in the successful delivery of the R&R programme.

The Delivery Authority wishes to gather the views of companies that may be interested in providing services to the heritage project.

Seat of Democracy

The Palace of Westminster Restoration and Renewal Programme offers suppliers, service providers and contractors a unique opportunity to contribute towards saving the seat of parliamentary democracy.

The Restoration and Renewal Delivery Authority is in charge of the day-to-day management of contractors and the supply chain and will be the Client for the contracts.

The Delivery Authority is undertaking a preliminary market engagement relating to its proposed approach to the procurement of Client Partners to help successfully deliver the parliamentary Restoration and Renewal programme.

The client support required by the Delivery Authority is expected to cover a wide range of functions including:

•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
•On site 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 this preliminary market consultation will be used by the Delivery Authority to help finalise its Client Partners Procurement Strategy.

Find out more about the consultation, contracts and work programme here.

Economic operators are required to download a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) from the portal before they will be given access to the Briefing Pack and Questionnaire.

The Market Consultation closes at 12:00 noon on 9th August 2021.

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