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National Furniture Framework for Government Hub Programme.

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service
9th Floor The Capital Old Hall Street
L3 9PP Liverpool
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3450103503

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity
Other: public procurement
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
National Furniture Framework for Government Hub Programme.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 27: Other services

NUTS code UK

II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
For the procurement of a national framework to supply, deliver and install furniture for Government Hub Programmes.
Furniture will include workstations, workstation chairs, storage, general sundries, conference furniture and collaboration / break-out furniture - this list at this stage is not exhaustive.
The requirement will cover provision of furniture, its implementation, aftercare, specialist user requirements and post implementation / business as usual.
The value of the framework is currently estimated to be from 0 GBP to 200 000 000 GBP.
Details of the contract value will be specified within the OJEU notice that will be published at the commencement of the award procedure.
The PIN published by HMRC on 24/08/16 ref 1608-SCR-1586-Government Hub; 2016/S165-297067 may be superseded by this PIN.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 0 and 200 000 000 GBP


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

39100000, 39111000, 39120000, 39130000, 39140000, 39150000, 50850000, 79934000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
The Government Hub Programmes have been initiated to respond to the changing requirements of Government Departments to create a more efficient property portfolio across the UK.
1. The Government Property Unit (GPU) based within Cabinet Office (‘The Authority’), was established in 2010 to provide central oversight over all Government land and property. It works collaboratively with main Government Departments and Arm's Length Bodies to:
- Create an effective and efficient government estate;
- Provide value for money for the UK Taxpayer;
- Dispose of surplus property in a way that maximises financial return; and
- Boost economic growth and create new homes.

2. The Government's Estate Strategy, published October 2014, provides the overarching vision for the Government Estate. It can be found at the following link: The State of the Estate (SoFTE) report is presented to Parliament annually on progress against that strategy. It can be found at the following link:

3. The Government Hubs Programme aims to co-locate Government Departments, Agencies and Arm's Length Bodies into 18-22 large, strategically located office hubs (‘Strategic Hubs’) in the UK. The objective is to minimise the long term cost of occupying the government's office estate whilst obtaining modern fit for purpose accommodation which will be a key enabler in transforming how the Civil Service works.
4. Specific to HMRC is the Building our Future Locations Programme which is a complete structural reorganisation.
The current property portfolio of 170 offices will be consolidated into 13 modern Regional Centres, equipped with the digital infrastructure & training facilities needed to make HMRC a more highly-skilled organisation, fit for the demands of the 21st century.
Additionally there may also be a requirement for a Head Office, 4 Specialist and 6 Transitional Site fit-outs which form part of the retained estate.
The structure of the framework & any lots is currently under further consideration. The design & specification for the Regional Centres has been completed & will form the basis of the type, quality & quantity of furniture required for the programmes.
The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
From 2nd April 2014 the Government is introducing its new Government Security Classifications (GSC) classification scheme to replace the current Government Protective Marking Scheme (GPMS). A key aspect of this is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All potential suppliers should make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact on this Requirement. The link below to the website provides information on the new GSC:

VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
Relevant governmental Internet sites where information can be obtained

Tax legislation

Environmental protection legislation

Employment protection and working conditions

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: