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Architectural & Engineering Consulting and Interior Design Services – London Chancery


 
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  Reference Number 264260
  Solicitation Number ARD-LDN-AESVC-12168
  Organization Name Foreign Affairs and International Trade
Ministère des Affaires étrangères et du
Commerce international
  Source ID FD.DP.ON.261943.C78845
  Associated Components Yes

Dates

  Published 2013-03-13
  Revised
  Closing 2013-04-23 02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Saving Time EDT

Details

  Category Architect and Engineering Services
  GSINS C1: Architect and Engineering Services Related to Construction
C119A: ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES
  Region of Delivery Foreign
  Region of Opportunity World
  Agreement Type WTO-AGP/NAFTA/AIT
  Tender Type Request for Proposal (RFP)
  Estimated Value $1,000,001 - $5,000,000
  Solicitation Method Open

Notice Description

  Architectural & Engineering Consulting and Interior Design Services – London Chancery

    The Project:
    The Government of Canada, through Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT), is planning to relocate the existing Canadian High Commission in London from Grosvenor Square to Canada House on Trafalgar Square by integrating Canada House with 2/4/Cockspur Street, immediately adjacent. The new facility is approximately 5,000 usable square metres and 1,200 square metres of plant and building support areas on three above-grade and two below-grade floors of 2-4 Cockspur Street and approximately 1,800 square metres and three floors of Canada House on Trafalgar Square. At present, the overall cost of construction for this project is estimated to be in the range of sixteen million and sixty five thousand $16,065,000 CDN + or - 10%. The anticipated time frame for commencement of the design work is April, 2013. Scheduled occupancy date to be within calendar year 2014.
    
    The Consultant will be obligated to design the project in accordance with the Cost Plan and assist in cost monitoring throughout the project as outlined in this document.
    Scope of Work:
    The scope of work consists of providing architectural & engineering consulting and interior design services for the fit-up of the renewed and revitalized Canadian High Commission; of particular interest will be the quality and appropriateness of the interior design. The intention of the project is to be exemplary in response to the City of Westminster’s and the United Kingdom’s Heritage concerns for this important building at this important location and to highlight Canada’s products and place in the United Kingdom both historically and in the 21st Century. All documentation to be developed by the Consultant will be produced in English.
    DFAIT is seeking proposals from firms with relevant professional experience in London, U.K. and in Canada. The individuals assigned this project shall hold appropriate professional certifications and shall have the relevant professional experience and be fully licensed to practice in Canada and the UK.
    The Consultant selected will be responsible for providing the following essential services:
    Analysis of Project Requirements;
    Site survey and building systems validation report including an energy audit,
    Project Control Plan to include a Risk Management Plan, an Organization Structure to ensure Cost, Schedule and Quality Control;
    Design Development based on floor plan and ‘Canadian content’ concepts;
    Preparation of Construction\Tender Documents;
    Pre-Tender Construction Cost Estimate;
    Tender Call & Evaluation & Award;
    Construction Contract Administration;
    Review Shop Drawings, Test Reports & Inspection;
    Coordinate Commissioning;
    Field Services and Site Visits;
    Administer Construction Contract Changes & Progress Claims;
    As-Built Drawings;
    Interim & Final Certificates of Completion;
    Compliance with Codes, By-Laws, Licences & Permits;
    Post-Construction Report; and
    Warranty Inspection.    
    All work performed by the successful Consultant must conform to and comply with all applicable codes, regulations and standards of London, UK and Canadian codes, regulations and standards including the 2010 National Building Code of Canada.
    Experience Required:
    Proponents must have a minimum of five (5) years of recent experience in A&E and Interior Design consulting accomplishments based on a minimum of five (5) major projects of similar quality and complexity including successfully completed Class “A” major office building projects, embassies or cultural institutional buildings, with construction and fit-up costs over approximately $10 million CAD and carried out in both Canada and the United Kingdom;
    Proponents must also have a minimum of five (5) years of recent experience in A&E consulting accomplishments based on a minimum of three (3) major heritage projects of similar quality and complexity including successfully completed projects involving grade 1, 2* or 2 listed buildings. At a minimum one of these projects must have construction and fit up costs over £2,000,000 GBP. One project must involve grade 1 or 2* listed buildings. It must be demonstrated that at least one of these projects is located in London or Westminster, United Kingdom.
    The Consultant (principal) assigned to this project must have a minimum of five (5) years of recent experience in A&E and Interior Design consulting accomplishments based on a minimum of three (3) major projects of similar quality and complexity including successfully completed Class “A” major office building projects, embassies or cultural institution buildings, with construction and fit-up costs over approximately $5 million CAD and carried out in Canada and/or the United Kingdom;
    The Heritage Consultant (architect) assigned to this project must have a minimum of five (5) years of recent experience in A&E consulting accomplishments based on a minimum of three (3) major heritage projects of similar quality and complexity including successfully completed projects involving grade 1, 2* or 2 listed buildings. One project must involve grade 1 or 2* listed buildings. It must be demonstrated that at least one of these projects is located in London or Westminster, United Kingdom;
    The Civil, Structural, Electrical and Mechanical Engineers assigned to this project, each must have a minimum of five (5) years of recent experience in A&E consulting accomplishments based on a minimum of five (5) major projects of similar quality and complexity, including successfully completed Class “A” major office building projects, embassies or cultural institutional buildings, with construction and fit-up costs over £2,000,000 GBP and heritage projects carried out in London or the City of Westminster, United Kingdom. The aforementioned Engineers must have a working knowledge of new environmental and energy saving technologies (particularly ones currently available in Canada).
    The BREEAM accredited professional assigned to this project must have a minimum of five (5) years of recent experience in A&E consulting accomplishments;
    expertise in Scope, Cost, Schedule, Quality Control and Interior Design through the assignment of qualified professionals;
    proposed team must include professional architects and engineers fully licensed to work in London (United Kingdom), and Canada; and

    Knowledgeable in design details, local construction laws and market practices.
    Detailed knowledge of Canadian building products and furnishing solutions is necessary to provide the full array of interior design solutions that integrate three buildings, two with specific Heritage designations.

    RFP Documents from MERX:
    Proponents shall order from MERX the Request for Proposals documents which include the RFP Invitation, Project Brief, Blocking Diagrams, sample A&E Consultant Contract, and other documents required to prepare the design and tender documents.
    Selection Process:
    The selection process is a one-stage competitive process wherein Proponents are invited to respond to this RFP and submit information relating to mandatory requirements, technical and fee proposals. The proposals will be evaluated and scored as described within the RFP documents. There will also be a scored interview of short-listed proponents, to be held in London, United Kingdom. The fee proposal shall consist of an all-inclusive fixed fee for the period of the project. Should DFAIT elect to proceed with the project, the Proponent with the proposal ranked best value will be invited to enter into a contract with DFAIT for the required services.
    In case of discrepancies between this Notice and the Request for Proposals documents, the Request for Proposals documents shall take precedence.


 

Contact(s)

Contracting Authority

  Name Olivier Caron
  Address 219 Laurier Avenue West

  City Ottawa
  State / Province ON
  Country Canada
  Postal Code K1A 0G2
  Phone 613-957-4060
  Fax
  Email Olivier.Caron@international.gc.ca
  Website URL

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