Published date: 28 May 2021

Closed future opportunity - This means that a potential contract has passed its approach to market date. A buyer can choose to consider any supplier interest or convert this notice into an opportunity ready for live procurement.

Approach to market date: 12 July 2021

Contract summary


  • Engineering services - 71300000

Location of contract

North East, North West, Yorkshire and the Humber, East Midlands, West Midlands, South East, Scotland, Wales

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

28 May 2021

Approach to market date

12 July 2021

Contract start date

3 January 2022

Contract end date

2 January 2026

Procedure type

Open procedure (OJEU)

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

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

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The Coal Authority is preparing to re-tender its Framework Contract for The Provision of Engineering Services.

This early engagement notice is intended to inform interested parties of this intention

This current framework consisting of fourteen lots will expire in January 2022.

The new framework will seek to appoint suppliers for the provision of services on an as and when required basis, predominantly in relation to the effects of past mining liabilities and other areas of responsibility of the Coal Authority.

Services required will include, but not be limited to;

• Investigation into the causes of failure, condition assessment, damage quantification and solution design for damage to roads, bridges, buildings, drainage land etc. caused by past mining.

• The areas of expertise may include civil, structural, geotechnical, mining, mechanical and electrical engineering, also environmental, health and safety, contract procurement, agricultural and specialist land drainage advice relating to past coal mining subsidence liabilities and other specialist service areas such as hydrology and hydrogeology.

The current proposed lotting structure for this new framework is as detailed below (this structure is subject to change prior to publication of the contract notice)

1 Minewater Treatment Schemes: Scoping, Feasibility & Design.
2 Civil and Structural Engineering
3 Hydrogeology
4 Archaeological Services
5 Ecology & Environmental
6 Planning Services
7 Land Drainage: Agricultural and Specialist
8 Safety, Health and Environment (SHE)
9 Cost Benefit Analysis
10 Treatability
11 Waste Characterisation and Waste Services
12 Supervisory Services
13 Drone and other autonomous equipment surveying
14 Listed and older building support
15 Cost consultancy services

We would like to invite interested companies to join us in one of two market engagement events to be held in June 2021 to understand better our requirements for this framework.
These events will take place over a video conferencing platform and will be held on the following dates.

21 June 2021 - 1300-1400hrs
22 June 2021 - 1100-1100hrs

Please express your interest in attending by contacting Peter Kobryn, Senior Procurement Business Partner at

Any costs incurred by participating in this exercise must be borne by the participating organisations.

Please note that any future procurement will be subject to a separate advertisement and it is intended that the contract notice will be published in July 2021.

More information

Spend profile

This table displays the spend profile of the notice
Financial year Budget
2022/2023 £400,000
2023/2024 £1,600,000
2024/2025 £1,600,000
2025/2026 £1,600,000
2026/2027 £1,200,000


About the buyer

Contact name

Peter Kobryn


200 Lichfield Lane