Published date: 10 July 2020

Last edited date: 15 July 2020

Open opportunity - This means that the contract is currently active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to fulfil the contract.

Closing: 28 August 2020

Contract summary


  • Construction work for water projects - 45240000

Location of contract


Value of contract


Procurement reference

UoS/WS/19/20/QTR4/Rainwater System

Published date

10 July 2020

Closing date

28 August 2020

Contract start date

1 September 2020

Contract end date

31 August 2021

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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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 rain in a large environment to accomplish the following: • Rainwater has an array of effects of on the performance of a building; dependent on the porosity of the fabric, rain can increase the thermal conductivity of the element, evaporative cooling can take place following rain fall, and the way in which the boundary layer heat transfer mechanisms are driven will also be affected by rainfall. • The rainwater system will be used in tandem with a wind system which will help provide wind driven rain.

Please go to our InTend portal for full documentation:

More information

Additional text

All communication and correspondence for this tender must be made through the University's InTend Portal which can be accessed via the following link:

How to apply

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

About the buyer

Contact name

Winnie Shek


5th Floor,Maxwell Building, University Of Salford


Closing: 28 August 2020