Published date: 29 June 2020

Open opportunity - This means that the contract is currently unfulfilled but active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to contact them with bid applications.

Closing date: 31 July 2020

Contract summary


  • Security, fire-fighting, police and defence equipment - 35000000

Location of contract


Value of contract


Published date

29 June 2020

Closing date

31 July 2020

Contract start date

24 August 2020

Contract end date

25 August 2023

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Thornbury Town Council (or the Council) is located in South Gloucestershire. It owns a range of properties and is sole Trustee for the Armstrong Hall Complex which also includes a Museum. All buildings are in very close proximity.

The Invitation to Tender (ITT) sets out how your organisation can submit a tender for the Review, Inspection, Maintenance and Testing of Fire prevention Systems at Thornbury Town Council Sites. We are also interested in the option of a quote for a new Fire Alarm system within the Town Hall (35 High Street) and a quote for staff training. These prices should be submitted as an option.

The appointed contractor will provide a review of existing facilities and a service for the Inspection, Maintenance and Testing of Fire prevention Systems at Thornbury Town Council Sites.
The appointed contractor will also provide an emergency call out facility. The contract will be for a maximum duration of 5 years, covering an initial period of 3 years plus an option of extending for a further 2 periods of 1 year (3+1+1=5)

The following is the proposed timetable for recruitment:
• Issue Tender: 29th June 2020
• Supplier Visits to the Council Offices. Please contact the individual named to arrange this. 9am - 4pm - 6th July to 17th July 2020
• Receive Response from Tenderers Mid-Day 31st July 2020
• Tender Evaluation Completed by 12th August 2020
• Contract Award and Start Date 24th August 2020

If you intend to tender for the service, please read all the instructions carefully and prepare your tender accordingly.
These can obtained by contacting:

It is recommended that you view a sample of the sites before tender submission. Please contact the following to arrange this:
Name and Title: Hannah Cornford- Administrator
Tel: 01454 412103

About the buyer

Contact name

Louise Powell


The Town Hall, 35 High St,Thornbury


01454 412103


Other information


How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided, or follow the instructions given in the notice description or information section.

Closing date: 31 July 2020