Data Cabling – Falmouth and Penryn – Invitation to Tender

Data Cabling – Falmouth and Penryn – Invitation to Tender

To appoint a structured cabling supplier on a 36 month fixed term contract to carry out copper and fibre cabling works.

Invitation to tender for the provision of Data Cabling (Maintenance and Support)

Falmouth Exeter Plus

Contract summary



  • Network cabling – 32421000

Location of contract

South West

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

1 March 2021

Closing date

19 March 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

9 April 2021

Contract end date

9 April 2024

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open (non-OJEU)

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?





Falmouth Exeter Plus (FXPlus) is looking to appoint a structured cabling supplier on a 36 month fixed term contract to carry out copper and fibre cabling works on, but not limited to, the Falmouth University Campuses at Falmouth (Woodlane, Falmouth) and Penryn (Treliever Road, Penryn).
It is essential that any supplier that FXPlus form a contract with, is fully proficient in all areas of structured cabling, from the initial site visit to final termination and make good works.
The structured cabling network forms the backbone of the Campuses and therefore it is important that any future design and installation works are not only of the highest quality but maximise value for money.
FXPlus requires a supplier to be reactive to our requirements, sometimes at short notice and work closely with the business at all stages through design, installation and commissioning.
The scope of works will vary, from simple cable faults and investigations to whole building installations so any supplier must be able to undertake works on all common cable types. E.g. UTP / STP, CAT6, 6A, 7 and emerging technologies, SWA CAT6/6A, both blown and tight- buffered fibre solutions, fusion splicing and two wire copper telephony services.
It is important to FXPlus to have consistency and continuity of design throughout these installations to ensure resilience in design and robustness for growth.
The expected scope of works that will be under any contract for the next 36 months are as follows:
• Data Cabling – Copper Cabling (CAT6/6A/7 etc), Cabinet Installations, Fibre Optic Installations (Both Tight-Buffered and Blown) including fusion splicing
• Ducting and catenary works
• Civil Works (Soft dig, onsite roadways)
• Builder works in connection (BWIC) with the cabling works, including 3rd party accredited fire stopping
• Telecoms and Security Cabling
• Wireless Technologies
• Works within the data centres
• Cabling audits
• ‘In House’ small works to major refurbishment / new build
• Consultancy Services


More information


Additional text
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Time- frames as below:

Deadline for ITT clarifications – Wednesday 17th March 2021 at 12.00pm

Return of ITT Friday 19th March 2021 at 12.00pm
Evaluation of ITT and Shortlisting W/E 26th March 2021
Shortlisted Bidders Presentation W/C 29th March 2021
Notify Bidders of contract award decision W/E Friday 2nd April 2021
Contract award (envisaged) W/C 05th April 2021
Contract mobilisation (envisaged) W/E 09TH April 2021
Contract Finders Award Notice W/E 09TH April 2021


How to apply


Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.


About the buyer


Contact name

Robert Lawrence


Penryn Campus


01326 253504