11 May 2018
Details of Notice 206810-2018

House of Lords & House of Commons

Architectural and building-surveying services

Notice Type: Contract Notice

Notice Ref.206810-2018
Date Published15/05/2018
DescriptionBuilding Surveying Framework
Main ActivityGeneral public services
ValueNot provided (estimated total of all framework lots)
ProcedureRestricted Procedure
Notice TypeServices
Procuring Body TypeMinistry Or Any Other National Or Federal Authority
Contract Length48 months
Added to Database15 May 2018
Tender PortalIn Tend
Complaint(s) from Mystery Shopper Scheme regarding this notice
A supplier contacted us regarding a current opportunity published by The Corporate Officer of the House of Lords and The Corporate Officer of the House of Commons, for a Framework Agreement for Building Surveying Services. The Selection Questionnaire (SQ) includes guidance for Economic and Financial Standing, including a minimal required annual financial of £1.7m. Suppliers not reaching this level will fail the assessment. The supplier was concerned that this is not in line with PPN 8/16 Point 47, which states "you should not deselect potential suppliers on the basis of turnover or a credit check alone".The Authority wanted to promote SME involvement but was also required to balance the risk associated with performance of the services. The minimum turnover was proposed to protect the Authority and any potential Supplier who may be required to subcontract for specialist service provision (which is an important feature of the framework). They confirmed that the rationale behind the establishment of a minimum turnover cap is in line with the CCS document "Guidance on provisions that support market access for small businesses" (updated October 2016). There also was opportunity potential Suppliers to compete as a group or consortia. The Authority intends to proceed with the selection process to the time noted within the Contract Notice.
CPV Codes
71250000Architectural, engineering and surveying services
71251000Architectural and building-surveying services
71315300Building surveying services