Commercial Vehicle Specialist

Commercial Vehicle Specialist

Contract value: £8,000 – £24,000. Reference number: IMO 12 250/2

Deadline date: 17/04/2012

This deadline is for… Request For Information

Contract value: £8,000 – £24,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: United KingdomThe contract will cover all port locations in the UK and Northern Ireland with cover also required for juxtaposed Border controls in Northern France.

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? No

Name of the buying organisation: UK Border Agency


Description of the contract

The Authority requires a national Contractor to assist Border Force Officers in examining commercial freight vehicles and passenger vehicles including coaches. The Contractor will need to have access to a network of technicians with the skills, knowledge and equipment to deal with a wide range of vehicle makes and models. The service will be required anywhere in Great Britain, Northern Ireland and juxtaposed controls in Northern Mainland Europe. The Contractor will provide a facility for enabling Border Force staff to call out assistance 365/366 days a year, 24 hours a day. The Contractor will be required to expertly examine, or disassemble and reassemble, or remove and refit, vehicle components such as refrigeration units, tyres, fuel tanks, axles, computerised systems, paying due regard to the health and safety of themselves, the Authority’s staff and third parties. The Contractor will also, on occasions, be required to mobilise vehicles where an on-board immobiliser is preventing the Authority from moving the vehicle.


Classification of the contract

34350000 Tyres for heavy/light-duty vehicles

34114000 Specialist vehicles

50100000 Repair, maintenance and associated services of vehicles and related equipment

50116000 Maintenance and repair services related to specific parts of vehicles

50118200 Breakdown and recovery services for commercial vehicles


Additional information


Who to contact

Contact name Lee Walsh

Address UK Border Agency, 5W, Ralli Quays, 3 Stanley Street, Salford, Greater Manchester, M60 9LA

Telephone 0161 827 0495

Extension number:

Fax 0161 827 0270


Web address


How to apply

UK Border Agency is seeking information from interested parties on the availability of services for the provision of a Commercial Vehicle Specialist service. This notice is to obtain expressions of interest in tendering for the contract. It does not confirm that a contract will be either advertised or awarded. Any potential suppliers who wish to provide information in response to this notice must provide the following details by e-mail by 10 April 2012. Company Name and details; Contact Name and details; Previous and current experience of providing similar services with details.