Published date: 2 August 2018

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: 17 September 2018

Contract summary


  • Fire-alarm systems - 31625200

  • Building construction work - 45210000

Location of contract

South East

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

2 August 2018

Closing date

17 September 2018

Contract start date

3 December 2018

Contract end date

2 December 2019

Contract type


Procedure type

Open procedure

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

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Canterbury City Council ("the Council") wishes to select and appoint a suitable supplier for the provision of Fire Safety Works and invites prospective suppliers to submit a Tender to meet the Council's requirements.

The Contract is anticipated to commence in January 2019. Contractors proposals are required in the form of a programme to provide details of the best way of completing the works. However Tenderers should note that Windsor House is the priority and should be commenced first. Given the geographical area of the 2 main areas (Whitstable and Herne Bay) the most economical method of completion is required. Sectional completion will be considered and please make your proposal to us within the response. See quality question for response required.

It is a condition of the Invitation to Tender that all contractors attend site visits in Herne Bay and Whitstable, which will be on different days, and will be allocated on a first come basis. Any contractor who does not visit BOTH sites will be disqualified from the tender (see 2.2.8 for further details).
Full details and requirements are included within the Invitation to Tender documentation.
Important Notice: Suppliers should in the first instance register themselves on the Kent Business Portal by following registration instructions. After registering suppliers are asked to express their interest in this opportunity, after which suppliers will be able to access and download all the required documents attached to this notice. Please ensure you download all documents and complete according to instructions contained.
The deadline for completed submissions is noon Monday 17 September 2018

More information

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Expressions of interest will only be accepted via the Kent Business Portal (

Note that in order to successfully submit your interest you will first need to register for an account on the portal. After registration is complete and you've received your login details you should return to the advert for the opportunity and express your interest.

You will then receive an email giving you a link to the documentation provided and be able to access the tender documents. The tender documents are required to be completed and submitted electronically via the Kent Business Portal by no later than 12:00 on Monday 17 September 2018.

Questions and Communication - Please direct all questions and communication through the Kent Business Portal via the message facility (once registered).

About the buyer

Contact name

Joanne Barton


Military Road


+44 1227862529