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Buying Organisation The Lake District National Park
Opportunity Type Private Sector
Opportunity Method Contract Opportunity
Notice Type Notice
Nature of Opportunity Works
Contract Description:

Introduction and background to the project
Brockhole is the Lake District National Park Authority Visitor Centre, located between Windermere and Ambleside. It consists of a formal house and listed gardens alongside other activities including water sports and tree top rope courses. The main house was constructed in 1898 as a family residence before being purchased by the Lake District National Park Authority (LDNPA). The site now attracts in the region of 300,000 visitors a year and is open to the public for the most of the year. The majority are families who visit during school holidays and weekends over the summer. The current power supply to the site is not sufficient to support proposed improvements at Brockhole, including a new sustainable heating system using heat pumps and the installation of electrical vehicle charge points in the carpark.

Tender Objective
The Lake District National Park (LDNP) invite contractors to submit tenders for the end to end delivery of an electrical infrastructure upgrade at the Brockhole Visitor centre, Windermere, Cumbria. This will include all aspects of design and delivery, as well as the management of any sub-contractors used and interfaces with the Distribution Network Operator (DNO) and metering companies. The design and delivery installation works will have to be undertaken by a suitably qualified (National Electricity Registration Scheme) NERS registered supplier (confirmation of this accreditation should be supplied). The contract terms will be as contained with a standard JCT Design and Build contract.

The LDNPA has already received a quote from the local DNO, Electricity North West Limited (ENWL) for their aspects of a power upgrade, but procurement regulations require us to competitively tender this work. A copy of the quote from ENWL has been included.

LDNPA are looking for tenders from electrical contractors, Independent Connection Provider (ICP), or Independent Distribution Network Operators (IDNO). The appointed company will be required to manage all the interfaces with the local DNO and or any IDNO or any subcontractors used. The contractor will also be responsible for ensuring the adoption of the upgraded network either by the local DNO or an IDNO.

A weighted evaluation will be made on tender returns, based 50% on cost and 30% on quality of the proposed solution and 20% on contractor's skills and experience.

The contractor will be expected to submit a fixed fee proposal and have the capacity to deliver the contract preferably by 12 February 2021.

A site visit is essential to fully appreciate the opportunity. Appointments are available on 19th October 2020 and can be arranged through telephone on 07929119389.

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Response Deadline 30-10-20 00:00