Published date: 6 October 2019

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: 15 November 2019

Contract summary


  • Electrical installation work - 45310000

  • Fire-prevention installation works - 45343000

Location of contract


Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

6 October 2019

Closing date

15 November 2019

Contract start date

2 December 2019

Contract end date

31 October 2020

Contract type


Procedure type

Open (non-OJEU)

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

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

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The University of Essex wishes to engage a suitably experienced and qualified contractor to design, supply and install replacement fire alarm systems in several of our existing buildings at our Campus in Colchester Essex.

Part of the works must be delivered by a Gent 24 Systems Integrator accredited Contractor, acting as either the main or sub-contractor. Please see the tender pack for full details of all accreditations and qualifications required.

The open tender process will consist of 2 question sections, part A and part B. Part A will verify prerequisite issues using PAS91, such as professional accreditations, business and professional standing and financial stability etc and Part B will cover the project specific requirements. All tenderers will be required to submit responses to both Parts A, B and a commercial response.

For this project, we have chosen to use Constructionline, a procurement and supply chain management scheme that collects, assesses and monitors standard company information using the PAS91 set of Prequalification Questions. Please see the tender documents for the level of Constructionline membership and question verification required.

Please ensure that you log-in to your Constructionline profile and verify that the information held on your company is accurate and that you are registered for the following categories ( or direct equivalents) and have achieved a minimum notational value of £350,000 for at least one of these categories within the Constructionline system:

45300000 - Building installation work
45310000 - Electrical installation work
45343000 - Fire-prevention installation works

If you have any queries regarding Constructionline, please contact David Marshall on 07919 298675 or

Those tenderers not wishing to join Constructionline will not be precluded from participating in the process, however, they must complete and submit a fully completed PAS91 Prequalification Questionnaire and supply any supporting evidence required.

The Authority uses the Proactis e-sourcing portal to conduct our tenders. Please ensure that you register your organisation on the Proactis portal in order to participate at the following web address: where the tender documents can be downloaded.

More information


Additional text

The tender closing date is Midday 15th November 2019.

About the buyer

Contact name

Nigel Hopgood


Wivenhoe Park


01206 874217


Closing: 15 November 2019