Freetown, New One HMG Offices

  • Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office

F02: Contract notice

Notice reference: 2021/S 000-022874

Published 14 September 2021, 10:45pm

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office

King Charles Street






United Kingdom

NUTS code

UK - United Kingdom

Internet address(es)

Main address


one.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at


Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via


Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the above-mentioned address

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority

one.5) Main activity

General public services

Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Freetown, New One HMG Offices

Reference number

Project No. 6590

two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 45210000 - Building construction work

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

This is the pre-qualification questionnaire for the appointment of a contractor to carry out construction work New Offices in Sierra Leone please see below the following background information.

The current Freetown estate accommodates FCDO, MOD and PHE across three separate compounds in Freetown. These compounds are in various states of repair and the two lower compounds - British High Commission (BHC) and the existing DFID Offices (now known as the Development Office) - have security deficiencies and health and safety concerns. Combining all PAGs within a single building on the third compound, Leicester Square Compound (LSC), provides long term OneHMG business efficiencies in Sierra Leone, alongside safe and compliant accommodation with improved security.

Leicester Square Compound (LSC) contains former military training offices and is now predominantly used as a residential compound.

Further information is in the SQ document on Contracts Finder.

two.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: £12,500,000

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UKI - London

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Please refer to the SQ document on Contracts Finder

two.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

two.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months


This contract is subject to renewal


two.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

two.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

two.2.13) Information about European Union Funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Section three. Legal, economic, financial and technical information

three.1) Conditions for participation

three.1.2) Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

three.1.3) Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

three.2) Conditions related to the contract

three.2.3) Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.1) Type of procedure

Restricted procedure

four.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement

Framework agreement with a single operator

In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:

This is not a Framework but a 2 stage restricted tender please ignore above.

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

four.2) Administrative information

four.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate


22 October 2021

Local time


four.2.3) Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

6 December 2021

four.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted


Section six. Complementary information

six.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

six.2) Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted

Electronic payment will be used

six.3) Additional information

How to Express Interest in this SQ:

Project 6590 - PQQ 1130 :BHC Freetown Sierra Leone New Offices

1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once) - Browse to the eSourcing

Portal:https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk 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 e-mail with your unique password (please keep this secure); 2.

Express an Interest in the Tender - Login to the portal with the username/password - Click the PQQs/ITTs

Open to All Suppliers link. - Click on the relevant Tender Description to access the content - Click the

Express Interest button in the Actions box on the left hand side of the page - This will move the Tender into

your My Tenders 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 Tender

- You can 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 clarification - Note the deadline for completion, then

follow the onscreen instructions to complete the Tender - There may be a mixture of online & 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 the online help or contact the eTendering help desk.

six.4) Procedures for review

six.4.1) Review body

Foreign, Commonwealth and Developement Office




United Kingdom

Internet address