Planned and Reactive Asbestos Removal Works University of East Anglia Tender Closes 17th February

The University of East Anglia invites submissions for participation in a framework for two lots in relation asbestos removal:

Lot 1 – Planned Removal of Asbestos: Project based, planned removal of absestos as part of UEA’s asbestos removal and building renovations.

Lot 2 – Unplanned/Reactive removal of Asbestos: Reactive works relating to emergency circumstances where asbestos is uncovered on site unintentionally.

In each lot it is anticipated that there will be 3 suppliers appointed, as per the guidance in attached documents.

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UKRI British Geological Survey Website Redesign and Development Tender Closes 31st January

UKRI are seeking a suitable supplier to undertake the redesign and development of the British Geological Survey website.

The BGS operates in an increasingly challenging funding environment and we strive to maintain our position as a globally recognised authority on applied geoscience issues. The quality and importance of the organisation’s work is proven, but it is essential that we continue to evolve how we communicate our work, achievements and knowledge to meet the demands of an increasingly tech-savvy and content-hungry global audience. Central to achieving this will be a strong communications strategy that takes into account all of the channels and resources that we have at our disposal to amplify our work, mission and brand – and importantly, engage meaningfully with our key audiences.

A critical element of the redesign will be our approach to digital communication, and as a result, we have commissioned a project that will seek to replace an aging website. The project is a full-stack re-imagination of our brand’s outward digital experience, and will be central to continuing to represent the organisation as a leader within our sector for many years to come.

Information provided by our web analytics shows that there were on average over 300,000 unique visitors per month to the BGS website during 2017. This high base traffic rate is an enormous opportunity to engage an interested audience. With a simplified information architecture, engaging imagery and media, the BGS mission and our projects should be thoroughly and clearly communicated to the organisation’s key audiences.

It should be understood that the project is not exclusively a design project. With considerable technical, content and user experience elements, we are looking to commission an agency to create a range of creative, technical and content solutions that deliver a positive, measurable effect on the organisation’s current and future business objectives and a meaningful engagement with digital audiences.

Please ensure you review all attached information to ensure a full understanding of this requirement. All attachments can be found with the RFx attachments tab within the Emptoris System. 

This contract will be awarded based on the evaluation criteria set out in the ITQ document.

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Invitation to Quote – Athlete Experience Study Sport England Tender Closes 11th February

The purpose of this research is to investigate, in collaboration with a small cohort of National Governing Bodies (NGBs), what an inclusive and positive development experience means for the athletes on the ETP and their support network (i.e. parents/carers). The early stages of an ETP typically means athletes are mainly club/school based with periodic camps and training sessions with the England programme. Hence, with this research we are aiming to gain an insight into the day-to-day experience of the athlete and what the demands placed upon parents are to support their child to remain engaged with an ETP.

The project has an anticipated value of £15,000 – £24,000 (excluding VAT).

The purpose of this Invitation to Quote (ITQ) is to provide quotes against a predetermined set of requirements through which Sport England can identify the Most Economically Advantageous Tender (MEAT).

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Hard surface car park extension and associated works Cottenham Parish Council Tender Closes 8th February

Excavation of earth bund to pitch/car park boundary; excavate for and lay new tarmacadam surfacing; erection of new kerb to boundary of extended car park/pitch; erection of new gates; installation of electric car charging points; formation of new multi-service duct from Lambs Lane to service the new village hall and nursery.
Express interest, with relevant reference info, to Ms Lianne Toothill

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Theale Fire Station Remediation Works Royal Berkshire Fire Authority Tender Closes 25th February

Royal Berkshire Fire Authority “the Authority” is seeking to select a remediation contractor to be the nominated subcontractor for the remediation works on a contract for the construction of a new fire station at Theale, Reading.

All interested contractors are required to complete this Suitability Questionnaire and Invitation to Tender as well as the Contract Sum Analysis / Pricing Document (see Financial and Contract UAC document). 

Following evaluation of the Suitability Questionnaire and Invitation to Tender and Contract Sum Analysis / Pricing Document (see Section J for details of the evaluation), the preferred contractor will be nominated as a subcontractor on the main contract for the construction of the new fire station.

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Cultural Commissioning 2019 READING BOROUGH COUNCIL

Funding is available to organisations to deliver participatory arts, culture and/or heritage community programmes by, with and for disadvantaged Reading residents in order to contribute to improving people’s life chances and their quality of life . Programmes will address the needs of local people, particularly those who are hard-to-reach and less likely to access cultural opportunities. The fund is part of Reading, Place of Culture, supported by the Great Place Scheme, funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England and Historic England. 

The three funding strands for 2019/20 are:
 Strand 1 – Cultural short Breaks Provision – £30,000 (Funded in partnership with Brighter Futures for Children, Education & Early Help Services)
 Strand 2 – Elderly Care – £15,000
 Strand 3 – Mental Health and Wellbeing – £30,000 (funded in partnership with Berkshire Community Foundation)

The purpose of the fund is to enable arts, culture and heritage organisations to make a step-change in how they work with the voluntary and community sectors and public services to collaboratively contribute to meeting local social objectives . Professionals from diverse sectors working together brings complementary expertise together to better support, engage, and inspire communities.

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The Calibration / Maintenance of HSE’s Measurement / Protective Equipment and The Provision of Various Complementary Services Tender Closes 1st March

HSE’s Inspectors, Specialists and Scientists use a wide range of measurement and protective equipment to support their work. It is vital that this equipment is in the right place at the right time and calibrated and maintained to the highest standards (typically UKAS). HSE’s bespoke Equipment Exchange Programme (EEP), described in Section 3.1 ensures that properly calibrated/maintained equipment is always available where needed. HSE is seeking to appoint a sole contractor to manage the EEP and to support equipment Users on behalf of HSE. Minimal sub-contracting of certain aspects of the calibration requirement will be acceptable. HSE’s current contract for services relating to the maintenance, calibration, distribution of its instrument stock is due to expire on 31 March 2019 and HSE is seeking to let a replacement contract which will run for a period of three years commencing on 01 April 2019, with the option to extend the contract for a period of up to two years in one year installments.

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Foundation Programme (FP) Assessment – Health Education England- NHS/SoEPS/17.389 South Of England Procurement Centre Framework Closes 15th February

NHS South of England Procurement Services (SoEPS), acting on behalf of Health Education England (HEE – the Commissioner) are commencing a tender for the provision of Foundation Programme (FP) Assessment.

HEE are seeking to procure a provider organisation(s) [Provider or Providers], to provide a robust and relevant assessment method for applicants to the UK Foundation Programme (UKFP). This is with the aim of incorporating technological advancements and competitive selection methodology to provide a valid and reliable tool, which will allow for the ranking of applicants for the purposes of allocation. The method must also provide a means of withdrawing applicants who do not meet the national person specification. The tool must be flexible to allow applicants to access the tool in the UK and if possible, outside of the UK. 

This will be a content and delivery service(s) commissioned by HEE on behalf of the UK Foundation Programme Office (UKFPO). Multiple providers will be considered to achieve the outcomes for both content and delivery of the assessment. The Authority would be willing to consider a variety of approaches, including online, offline and paper-based options.

The procurement comprises of two Lots:

• Lot 1 is for content, which should include analysis, 

• Lot 2 is for delivery. 

Providers can bid for either or both component parts. Contracts will be awarded separately, including in the event that both contracts are awarded to the same provider. 

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Consultancy Services Sport and Leisure – Ipswich Borough Council Suffolk Sourcing Tender Closes 4th February

Ipswich Borough Council (IBC) is the local authority for the non-metropolitan district of England located in the South of Suffolk. Situated 66 miles North of London at the Junction between the A12 and A14 on the River Orwell and enjoys excellent rail links into London Liverpool Street Station. 

Ipswich Borough Council) intends to enter into a Contract, on a seven month initial contract term with the successful Tenderer (the “Service Provider”) for Consultancy services for sport and leisure.

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