Published date: 20 March 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: 3 April 2020

Contract summary


  • Miscellaneous special-purpose machinery - 42990000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract

£45,000 to £54,550

Procurement reference

Wood School machinery 20Mar

Published date

20 March 2020

Closing date

3 April 2020

Contract start date

1 May 2020

Contract end date

31 May 2020

Contract type

Supply contract

Procedure type

Competitive quotation (below threshold)

The buyer selects a group of potential suppliers to invite to tender.

This procedure can be used for procurements below the relevant contract value threshold.

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Sylva Foundation is seeking a suitably qualified supplier to supply, deliver and install/commission industrial woodworking machinery with the specification detailed below.

Sylva Foundation is seeking a suitably qualified supplier to supply, deliver and install/commission industrial woodworking machinery with the specification detailed below.

Supply of:
1. Surface Planer
With Spiral/Tersa Block minimum 500mm wide
Minimum 7 KW motor

2. Thickness Planer
With Spiral/Tersa Block minimum 600mm wide
Sectional infeed roller
Rubber outfeed roller

3. Panel Saw
With electronic control (rise/fall & tilt)
Minimum 3m sliding table
Scoring unit

4. Spindle moulder
With electronic control (rise/fall)
With integrated Aigner fence
5. 3 roller power feed unit for spindle moulder

6. Large Bandsaw
Minimum 500mm wheel diameter
Minimum 4HP motor

7. Cross cut saw
400mm blade - 550mm travel

8. Rip Saw
500mm blade capacity

Delivery of all machinery to Sylva Foundation Wood Centre, Long Wittenham, Oxfordshire OX14 4QT.

Installation/commission of all machinery in the Sylva Foundation Wood School workshop, and induction/training into the installed machines.

Procurement and Project Timetable

Event Date/Time
Tender Notice posted
20th March 2020
Tender response deadline
12 noon, 3rd April 2020
Anticipated contract award
1st May 2020

Duration of Contract
The contract to deliver and install the machinery will be issued within four weeks of the tender response deadline.

Contract Value
The estimated value for this contract is £54,550 exclusive of VAT. Bids in excess of this will be excluded for being unaffordable.

Payment Terms
• On awarding the contract, a 20% deposit will be paid.
• 70% will be paid prior to delivery and installation.
• 10% will be paid following induction and training.

Evaluation criteria
Please note that 50% of the evaluation criteria is allocated to price, the remainder on the technical specification of the machinery.

Return of Tender
You must complete and submit your tender response/proposal by email by the tender response deadline of 12 noon on 3rd April 2020.

You should send your tender to

You must provide your tender on headed business paper, detailing the price and specification for each item separately, and any additional costs including delivery, installation, and training. This should be attached to an email.

We will not accept any responses submitted by any other method.

Any tender delivered after the closing date and time for any reason will be discounted.

The Sylva Foundation is not responsible if all or part of your tender is not received.

More information



About the buyer

Contact name

Gabriel Hemery


Sylva Wood Centre, Long Wittenham


01865 408018