Published date: 13 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: 31 August 2018

Contract summary


  • Construction work - 45000000

  • Repair and maintenance services - 50000000

  • Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services - 71000000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract

£20,000 to £42,000

Procurement reference

Residential Works

Published date

13 August 2018

Closing date

31 August 2018

Contract start date

9 September 2018

Contract end date

31 December 2018

Contract type


Procedure type

Competitive quotation (below threshold)

The buyer selects a group of potential suppliers to invite to tender.

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

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This piece of work needs to be done in the Oxfordshire and Maidenhead areas. Full description of works needed are attached.

The Environment Agency owns circa 71 residential properties to which basic repairs and maintenance is periodically needed. Recent surveys have highlighted some underpinning work is urgently needed to Lock Houses at Sandford on Thames, Oxford, OX4 4YD; Days Lock, Little Wittenham, Abingdon, OX14 4RB and Cookham Lock, Odney Lane, Maidenhead, Cookham SL6 9SR. The causes are a combination of drainage problems causing water leaks, and the addition of extensions in the 1960s and 1970s with insufficient foundations resulting in differential movement.

No framework contract has been identified that can deliver this contract.

Key personnel.
Client - Kathryn Forster
Project management and building surveying - Ridge and Partners
CDM designer - Jenni Bridgens CH2M
Customers - Waterways and resident lock keepers

All interested Contractors shall answer the following questions:
1. Please provide details of the chosen underpinning technique to be used for each property and explain the benefits of the system to the project.
2. Please provide at least four examples where you have used the proposed underpinning technique on similar projects. The work must have been carried out in the last 5 years.
3. The properties are located in or close to areas which are opening to the public, please explain how you will ensure the safety of the public while the works are being carried out.
4. Please provide an indicative outline programme for carrying out the works.

Please send your responses to Kathryn.Forster@environment-agency by 12:00 on Friday, 31st August 2018.
Any questions should be emailed to

More information


Additional text

The Environment Agency and their partner Ridge Property & Construction Consultants are looking into having these works done before the Winter season starts so we are looking into starting the works in September 2018.

About the buyer

Contact name

Luciana Matthews


Horizon House
Deanery Road