Published date: 8 July 2021

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 3 August 2021, 12pm

Contract summary


  • Furniture (incl. office furniture), furnishings, domestic appliances (excl. lighting) and cleaning products - 39000000

Location of contract

East of England

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

8 July 2021

Closing date

3 August 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

5 August 2021

Contract end date

8 October 2021

Contract type

Supply contract

Procedure type

Other: Request for Quote

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



The I-Construct project helps small and medium businesses (SMEs) in the construction and built environment sector embrace innovation and access new business opportunities. It currently offers three types of support - grant funding, mentoring and access to a supply chain development network - with the intention of supporting SMEs involved in construction and its supply chain to innovate and grow. The I-Construct network will bring the construction industry together and help SMEs join local supply chains, access new business opportunities, find other industry professionals and identify potential partners.

From November 2021, network members will also benefit from the new I-Construct Innovation Hub, which is opening in Braintree, Essex and is owned by Braintree District Council. The space will be used for networking events, product launches and talks by experts on relevant topics for the I-Construct project as well as being used as a conference and meetings centre, run by Braintree District Council.

The building is being built at present to BREEAM Excellent standards and has been designed to be a contemporary and sustainable construction hub. The furniture is expected to complement and enhance the building in line with the interior design that was recently completed.

I-Construct is led by the Haven Gateway Partnership with support from its delivery partners: Braintree District Council, BRE (Building Research Establishment), Colchester Institute, and Daedalus Environmental. It is part-funded through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and HM Government until the end of 2022. Match-funding is also being provided by Braintree District Council for the I-Construct Innovation Hub and BRE to link the project to their national initiatives.

We require proposals for the provision of furniture for the Innovation Hub. The furniture should complement the interior design proposals as well as the architecture of the building.

More information


Additional text

Bidders are required to complete and return the bidding documents by e-mail to Lisa Brazier,

About the buyer

Contact name

Lisa Brazier


Unit 4, Ignite House
Springwood Drive