Published date: 16 October 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: 7 November 2018

Contract summary


  • Fire-prevention installation works - 45343000

Location of contract


Value of contract


Procurement reference

RBC 00000475

Published date

16 October 2018

Closing date

7 November 2018

Contract start date

18 November 2018

Contract end date

30 January 2019

Contract type


Procedure type

Open procedure (below threshold)

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

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

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Reading Borough Council wish to appoint a contractor to carry out the following work:

Phoebe Cusden House consists of 11 self - contained 1 bed flats, a staff office and residents garden room over 4 floors with access on the third floor to a roof terrace and on the ground floor to the property gardens, car parking and bin store.

The property is currently used to house people with either learning or physical disabilities and mental health issues who need some form of assistance with their day-to-day lives that may otherwise prevent them managing their own tenancy. The property is managed by care providers who are present on site 24/7 to assist residents.

The purpose of the works is to carry out further invasive survey work and to carry out any remedial works to make good the integrity of the 30 and 60 minute fire rated compartments to the flats and adjacent communal areas

The Contractors tendering should preferably be NAPFIS registered

The property shall be occupied at the time of work

Contract duration is approximately 8 to 10 weeks, Contract start date to be agreed.

Any request for additional information/clarification must be made in writing only through the Council's e-tendering portal (In-Tend), quoting in the message heading the specific section and question for which you require information or clarification.

NOTE: You need to confirm your involvement (OPT IN) to be able to view the Selection Questionnaires and Form of Tender. Opt In gives access to the 'My Tender Return' area containing the questionnaires, the required document uploads and the 'Submit Return' button.

More information


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Organisations interested in expressing an interest in this procurement should download the procurement documents which are available on the Council`s e-tendering system at: and complete as instructed.

The Portal is free of charge - to register please follow the supplier registration guidance which is available on the Portal. Contractors wishing to be considered for this tendering opportunity must complete the tender documents and return them electronically via the Council`s e-tendering portal.

Please note: you must register your interest via the Council`s e-tendering portal if you intend to submit a tender. Interested parties must log onto the Council`s e-tendering portal at:, to express an interest and download the procurement documents. All communications regarding this procurement exercise will be conducted through the Council`s e-tendering portal including requests for clarifications or general enquiries. The procurement documents will be available for download up until the closing time and date for tender submissions, it is the organisation`s responsibility to ensure that they download the documents in ample time to ensure that they can be completed and returned electronically, along with supporting documents, prior to the closing time and date stipulated. Before completing the tender, potential providers/suppliers should ensure that the e-mail address that has been used to register their organisation will be checked regularly as the Council`s e-tendering system will generate automatic notifications to this e-mail address when there are updates, changes or messages sent relating to the project. Potential bidders should also check that their organisation`s details are correct and kept up to date.

Technical questions and assistance regarding the use and operation of the Portal should be addressed to the In-Tend Help Desk - e-mail:, telephone number +44 8442728810.

About the buyer

Contact name

Dave Wheeler


Bridge Street