Published date: 24 January 2020

This notice was replaced on 13 February 2020

This notice does not contain the most up-to-date information about this procurement. The most recent notice is:

Awarded contract (published 26 February 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.

Contract summary


  • Transport equipment and auxiliary products to transportation - 34000000

Location of contract

South East

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

24 January 2020

Closing date

24 February 2020

Contract start date

20 April 2020

Contract end date

28 September 2020

Contract type

Supply contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

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

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Thanet District Council is seeking to select and appoint a suitably qualified contractor to supply and install a floating vessel in the form of a pontoon or barge at the Port of Ramsgate. The vessel will form a commercial aggregate berth which will be sited within the Port estate.

The berth will be used for the import of aggregates at the Port of Ramsgate and will serve coaster type vessels. This berth will be fitted with an aggregate conveyor by a third party following the completion of the contracted works.

Contract award is programmed for late March 2020. Site works will commence in early June 2020 following off site preparation activities by the successful contractor.

The procurement process will be undertaken on the basis of an open tender. All tenders will be accepted subject to the tenderer providing suitable responses to grounds for Mandatory and Discretionary Rejection and that the minimum standards are met as set out in the Invitation to Tender document. Evaluation will be on the basis of criteria as set out in the Invitation to Tender document. The form of contract will be NEC 4 Engineering & Construction Contract with Option A Activity Schedule (June 2017 Edition with amendments January 2019)) plus Thanet District Council's Special Conditions.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Suppliers should in first instance register themselves on the Kent Business Portal by following registration instructions. All procurement documents are attached to the notice and available for suppliers to download ( and complete according to instructions contained.

Any clarifications or questions must be submitted via the discussions area of the Kent Business Portal by no later than 14.00 hrs 17 February 2020.

Completed tender documents must be submitted electronically via the Kent Business Portal by no later than 1400hrs, 24 February 2020.

About the buyer

Contact name

Linda Taylor


Thanet District Council
Cecil Street
United Kingdom


+44 1843577031