Published date: 1 December 2021

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: 4 January 2022, 5pm

Contract summary


  • Health and safety services - 71317200

  • Health and safety consultancy services - 71317210

Location of contract


Value of contract


Procurement reference

Saxmundham Town Council

Published date

1 December 2021

Closing date

4 January 2022

Closing time


Contract start date

1 February 2022

Contract end date

31 January 2024

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (below threshold)

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

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

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Saxmundham Town Council is seeking tenders for a Health and Safety Consultant to advice the Council for the period February 2022 - February 2025, with an option to extend the contract for a further two years to February 2027 by mutual agreement.

Saxmundham Town Council require costs for the following services: -
• A qualified Health and Safety Consultant to act as a dedicated point of contact for officers of the Council.
• To act as the legally required Competent Person for Health and Safety on behalf of the Council.
• To undertake two days of onsite inspections annually, visiting sites and premises to review current arrangements and carry out a comprehensive General Risk Assessment (GRA) ass required by the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, and provide written reports of findings.
• Review existing Health and Safety Policies and documentation, and, if necessary, produce documentation for the Council e.g. Health and Safety Policy including Fire Policy, Health and Safety Handbook and Health and Safety Action Plan identifying priority actions and timescales.
• Access to unlimited telephone and email assistance to officers of the Council.
• Emergency assistance in the case of, for example, enforcement visits and accident investigations.
• Investigation and liaison with the authorities in the event of a serious accident.
• Access to a website providing a wide range of H and S materials, templates, tool kits etc.
• Access to good quality Health and Safety Training.
• Legal Expenses Insurance in the case of Health and Safety Prosecution.

Tender requirements:
• Fully itemised costed quotations for the annual costs and for three years, and also for five years.
• Details of your company's experience and qualifications (minimum Nebosh Diploma).
• Details of how you would provide the services listed above.
• Two references.
• A copy of your public liability insurance
• Sample risk assessments and safe systems of work.
• You must also complete the attached form which includes the contact details for two referees.

The closing date for tenders is Tuesday 4 January 2022 Please email your tender to

Please be aware that failure to supply any of the information requested in the attached specification will result in the tender being rejected.

More information


About the buyer

Contact name

Rosalind Barnett