Published date: 20 August 2020

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: 2 October 2020, 12pm

Contract summary


  • Fans - 39717100

  • Wind-power installation works - 45251160

Location of contract

M5 4WT

Value of contract

£10,000 to £22,000

Procurement reference

UoS/WS/20/21/QTR1/Wind Machines

Published date

20 August 2020

Closing date

2 October 2020

Closing time


Contract start date

1 November 2020

Contract end date

31 October 2021

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open (non-OJEU)

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

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Energy House 2 (EH2) is a large-scale building physics test laboratory to be built at the University of Salford Manchester. The project Is part funded by the ERDF. The construction will begin in summer 2020 with the construction period set to last 12 months. The project builds on the successful Energy House project :( ). A video of the project can be found here
EH2 will be a unique facility and one of most advanced building test facilities on the planet. It has the following features: • 2 large chambers capable of having 2 family homes built in each one (4 homes in total) • Temperature controlled to within 0.5 °C from -20°C to +40 °C • Wind, rain, solar radiation and snow can be generated • These conditions provide testing facilities for housing covering 95% of the global population.
The Energy House 2 Project has a requirement to simulate wind in a large environment to accomplish the following: • To move the boundary air layer on the façade of homes built with within the environmental chamber, with the desired effect to affect the heat flow through the wall of the homes • To provide wind driven rain, the fans will work to push the rain directly onto the wall. Rain is provided by a separate system. • To provide a difference in pressure across the homes, this will adjust the rate at which air infiltration occurs in the homes.
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About the buyer

Contact name

Winnie Shek


5th Floor,Maxwell Building, University Of Salford


Closing: 2 October 2020, 12pm