Fire Safety Order Guidance-Tranche 3

Publication reference: 2021/S 000-023398
Publication date: 20 September 2021

F02: Contract notice

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

Home Office

2 Marsham Street

London

SW1P 4DF

Contact

Nigel Prideaux

Email

collaborativeprocurement@homeoffice.gov.uk

Country

United Kingdom

NUTS code

UK - United Kingdom

Internet address(es)
Main address

www.gov.uk/home-office

one.2) Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

one.3) Communication

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

https://homeoffice.app.jaggaer.com

Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via

https://homeoffice.app.jaggaer.com

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

Public order and safety


Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Fire Safety Order Guidance-Tranche 3

Reference number

C21572

two.1.2) Main CPV code
  • 75251110 - Fire-prevention services
two.1.3) Type of contract

Services

two.1.4) Short description

As part of its overhaul of guidance on The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 – the Fire Safety Order (FSO) - the Home Office is seeking to externally commission new guides and updates to existing guidance documents. The guidance in this requirement, which is the third tranche of our programme, will be needed by Q3 of 2022 when the fire safety provisions in the Building Safety Bill may be enacted.

Five new guides are required including a brief explainer on fire doors that captures any regulatory changes, a summary of the sanctions available for breaches of the FSO, an implementation guide for the primary fire safety changes planned through the BSB, a comprehensive overarching fire risk assessment guide and an overlap guide explaining the difference between a Responsible Person and an Accountable Person under the BSB. We are also looking to rationalise and update all of the premises specific guides on GOV.UK as well as the Specialised Housing and Means of Escape for Disabled People guides.

The final element will be the requirement to update all the guides we publish in Tranche 2 of our programme to make sure they include the fire safety changes made through the BSB. All guides must be consistent with the FSO at the time of publication.

All these guides must be accessible and provide details for the Responsible Person, fire risk assessor or enforcing authority on how to discharge their duties. All guides should be displayed as a PDF, or where appropriate, be turned into HTML text on GOV.UK where we intend to host them.

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 45216000 - Construction work for buildings relating to law and order or emergency services and for military buildings
  • 71310000 - Consultative engineering and construction services
  • 71317100 - Fire and explosion protection and control consultancy services
  • 75251100 - Firefighting services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UK - United Kingdom
Main site or place of performance

UK wide

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Review and update and produce new guides of fire safety guidance for responsible persons.

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

18

This contract is subject to renewal

Yes

Description of renewals

Option of 6 month extension for extra time to complete.

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


Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: No

four.2) Administrative information

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

20 October 2021

Local time

12:00pm

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

English

four.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

four.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders
Date

20 October 2021

Local time

12:01pm


Section six. Complementary information

six.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

six.3) Additional information

This procurement will be managed electronically via the Home Office’s eSourcing Portal (JAGGAER). To participate in this procurement, participants must first be registered on the eSourcing Portal.

If you have not yet registered on the eSourcing Portal, this can be done online at https://homeoffice.app.jaggaer.com by following the link ‘To register click here’. Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so.

Once you have registered on the eSourcing Portal, a registered user can express an interest for a specific procurement. This is done by emailing collaborativeprocurement@homeoffice.gov.uk and quoting "Fire Safety Order Guidance-C21572" in the title to request access to the ITT documents.

Your email must clearly state: the name and reference for the procurement you wish to register for; the name of the registered supplier; and the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email. The eMail will be processed and then the buyer will enable the supplier to access the procurement online via the eSourcing Portal. The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done.

For technical assistance on use of the eSourcing Portal please contact the JAGGAER Supplier Helpdesk at customersupport@jaggaer.com or 0800 069 8630 (0800 - 1800hrs).

six.4) Procedures for review

six.4.1) Review body

Home Office

2 Marsham Street

London

SW1P 4DF

Email

collaborativeprocurement@homeoffice.gov.uk

Country

United Kingdom