Published date: 13 July 2020

Awarded opportunity - This means that the contract has been awarded to a supplier.

Closing: 28 May 2020

Contract summary


  • Building demolition and wrecking work and earthmoving work - 45110000

  • Building construction work - 45210000

  • Building installation work - 45300000

    • Building completion work - 45400000

Location of contract


Value of contract

£40,000 to £80,000

Procurement reference


Published date

13 July 2020

Closing date

28 May 2020

Contract start date

3 August 2020

Contract end date

4 December 2020

Contract type


Procedure type

Open procedure (OJEU)

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

OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) procedures are valued above a certain financial threshold.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



the property is Toll Bar Cottage, 1, Toll Bar Cottage, 476 Garstang Road, Broughton, Preston, PR3 5JB.

Broughton parish council are seeking tenders for the renovation and extension to the Toll Bar Cottage, a heritage property in the centre of the Village. The agreed plans for this former domestic property include the renovation for the 17th Century cottage and the erection of an extension to facilitate future use as a café and community meeting rooms. The full specification has been prepared by an architect, structural engineer and other relevant professionals.
The work will commence in August/September 2020 with a view to completion for the Christmas tree lights switch on in early December.
Funding is secured for this work (see additional information). The Parish Council may accept part works tenders if the whole project can be covered this way but the Parish council expect the agreed contractor(s) will appoint a contracts manager to oversee the work and liaise with the parish council and Preston City Council Building Inspectorate.
The work is commissioned by Broughton Parish Council who purchased this property in September 2019 from Pillars Construction who are developing the site to the East of the Cottage. Once the entry road is completed they will gift back a strip of land to the south end of the garden.
The Parish Council have set up a committee to manage, oversee and progress this work consisting of 3/4 councillors who will report back to the 6 weekly Parish Council meetings. They will be available to assist the contractor(s) as required.
The project requires renovation to the Cottage that was built in 1745, extended in 1841(2 Toll bar Cottages) and had additional work which included the insertion of gables to the 1st floor front & porch in the 1910 and finally the erection of a garage & removal of internal walls in the 1940's). Whilst the Parish Council is aware that extensive work is required to bring the property up to public use standards they wish to retain as many features of the historic building as possible.
Renovation & extension
The internal remodelling of the existing domestic building and the building of the extension are set out in detail in the documents attached to this tender.
The expectation is that the work will be completed over a 4/5 month period between August and December 2020.

More information

Linked Notice


Additional text

Attached are the Architectural & technical specifications.
Further documents are available: Fire Suppression, Landscape, PCC Planning, PCC building control, surveys (structural & Asbestos) & U value on application.
The funding for this project has been secured but is coming from differing sources.
The Parish Council will pay agreed amounts on completion of phases of the works.
However certain aspects of this work are funded by specific sources such as the disabled toilet which is funded by Reaching Communities and as a result there will need to be specific invoices for certain part so the work.

The Toll Bar Cottage Committee are willing to discuss with the contractor(s) areas where the work could be simplified or would significantly reduce costs as long as these do not require the plans to be altered in such a way as the design would require submission back to planning and could be agreed with the building inspector.

Tenders to be submitted to the Clerk to the council, 40 Kings Drive, Fulwood, Preston, PR23HP

To arrange a viewing please use the contact details. The premises will be unlocked at an appointed time. Discussion afterwards by a zoom meeting or phone call.

Award information

Awarded date

3 July 2020

Contract start date

3 August 2020

Contract end date

4 December 2020

Total value of contract


This contract was awarded to 1 supplier.

MMC Construction Ltd


3 Laburnum drive, Fulwood, Preston, PR23NA


Companies House number: 5284042

Value of contract


Supplier is SME?


Supplier is VCSE?


Additional details

There were 10 contractors on the local list contacted and a further 8 who contacted the Parish Council through the portal to enquire.
Of the 10 local list contractors 2 submitted tenders and 2 submitted from Contract Finder.
The key reasons for non-submission of interested contractors from Contract Finder were:
• The age of the property
• The timeline due to committed work
• Committed work
The tenders were widely different from over 250K to 85K, but when these were broken down into the elements covered a better comparison could be made. The sub-committee reviewed the tenders and used the policy to score the submitted Tenders (anonymised for this purpose)
The contract was awarded to a local firm MMC Construction Ltd, company number 5284042.

About the buyer

Contact name

Cllr.'s Hastings & Brown


c/o The Clerk to the Council, 40, Kings Drive




Closing: 28 May 2020