Published date: 10 January 2023

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: 8 February 2023, 10am

Contract summary


  • Instrumentation and control equipment - 31682210

  • Pumps - 42122000

  • Construction work - 45000000

    • Electrical engineering installation works - 45315100

    • Mechanical engineering installation works - 45351000

    • Repair and maintenance services of pumps - 50511000

    • Mechanical engineering services - 71333000

    • Mechanical and electrical engineering services - 71334000

Location of contract


Value of contract

£70,000,000 to £100,000,000

Procurement reference


Published date

10 January 2023

Closing date

8 February 2023

Closing time


Contract start date

6 November 2023

Contract end date

5 November 2027

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Restricted procedure (above threshold)

A two-stage procedure, where the first stage is used to select suppliers, who are then invited to bid in the second stage.

This procedure can be used for procurements above the relevant contract value threshold.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



The Environment Agency require MEICA services (Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation Control and Automation) to support the operation, repair and maintenance of a variety of flood defence assets such as lock gates, pumping stations, river level maintenance weirs, and flow and level measurement systems.

This Notice is to alert the market of the commence of the procurement activity.

Tenderers bidding on EICR CANNOT bid on any maintenance lot. There is no limit to the number of maintenance lots tenderers can bid on. Award will be limited to three lots.

The intended timetable is as follows:

SQ Stage - 9th January 2023 - 8th February 2023

- SQ Evaluation - February 2023 - March 2023

- ITT Stage - March 2022 - May 2023

- Evaluation - May 2023 - June 2023

- Publish Contract Award Notice and issues Notification of Intention to Award letters - August 2023

- Contract award / contract issued - August 2023

- Contract Start Date - August 2023

- Handover/ Mobilisation Period - August 2023 - November 2023

The framework period will be for four years.

About the buyer

Contact name

Michael O'Neill


Horizon House