Fixed Wiring Installation Testing and Portable Appliance Testing

Blackpool Council

Blackpool Council are looking to appoint a single supplier to carry out periodic inspection and testing of electrical installations (fixed wiring testing) – lot 1 and a single supplier to carry out portable appliance testing of the Councils electrical equipment – lot 2.
Title:
Fixed Wiring Installation Testing and Portable Appliance Testing
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Summary:

This tender is split into 2 separate lots:

§ Lot 1 – Fixed Wiring Testing

§ Lot 2 – Portable Appliance Testing

Blackpool Council are looking to appoint a single supplier to carry out periodic inspection and testing of electrical installations (fixed wiring testing) – lot 1 and a single supplier to carry out portable appliance testing of the Councils electrical equipment – lot 2.

LOT 1 (Fixed Wire Testing)

It shall be the duty of the Contractor to carry out the electrical testing and provide an Electrical Installation Condition Report in accordance with the latest edition of BS7671 on council buildings, schools and various other properties.

The contractor shall be fully enrolled on the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC).

Scope of Works/Services

The Contractor shall carry out the full electrical testing on all circuits and complete an Electrical Installation Condition Report for all scheduled properties, this will include:

1) Full visual inspection of the installation for safety and suitability.

2) Fully completed EICR for each property.

3) Report on general overview of installation.

4) Providing a printed circuit schedule at each distribution board.

5) Provide and fix labels for each distribution board, which identify the board and where it is supplied from.

6) A thermal imaging report for all distribution boards.

Testing shall consist of 100% of all circuits, and any limitations to the testing shall be agreed with the contractor administrator.

The testing shall be carried out in accordance with BS 7671:2008 including latest amendments and the latest revision of The IEE Guidance Note 3 Inspection and Testing.

The contractor shall allow for disconnection and reconnection of all items of equipment connected to the final circuits and items of fixed equipment to allow for testing.

It is anticipated that there are 300 – 400 Council properties that require testing over a 5 year period however these volumes may be subject to increase or decrease.

LOT 2 (Portable Appliance Testing)

The successful Contractor will be supplied with lists of premises, relevant to the area, with a unique site code to be used on all invoices to identify the premises or parts of premises for charging purposes. Specific details of equipment contained therein will not be supplied. It is estimated, but not confirmed, that there is in the order of 80,000 (approximately 15%-20% are fixed appliances) items of electrical equipment within the area however these volumes may be subject to increase or decrease.

The contractor shall be fully enrolled on the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC).

Scope of Works/Services

The scope of work comprises the following:-

(a) Periodic testing of all portable Class 1 appliances every year.

(b) Periodic testing of all portable Class 2 appliances every two years.

(c) Periodic testing of all fixed appliances every year.

(d) Replacing incorrect rating fuses

(e) Replacing damaged 13A plugs

(f) Remaking connections to plugs where necessary.

Fixed Wiring Installation Testing and Portable Appliance Testing

Class 1 equipment and all Class 2 equipment in the financial year 2013/2014 or remainder of this year

Class 1 equipment and any new Class 2 equipment in the financial year 2014/2015 and alternate years thereafter.

Volumes

The current quantities/volumes stated are a guide only and can be subject to alteration. Should the Councils Property Management Departments requirements, budget or accommodations decrease these will be subject to change. The Council can therefore not guarantee the amount of business which will be generated to the successful tenderer. If however there is the requirement for more sites or equipment to be added at a future date in is an expectation that the Council will pay the same (no more) than an equivalent site / item of equipment.

A number of the properties will be managed by Blackpool Coastal Housing (BCH) and these will require separate invoicing to BCH, no additional costs will be allowed for this.

Contact:
Mr James Durcan
Email Address:
james.durcan@blackpool.gov.uk
Telephone:
01253 478989
Address:
Blackpool Council
Clifton Street Offices
Blackpool
Lancashire
FY1 1JD
United Kingdom

Key Dates

Estimated contract start date:
01/11/2013
Estimated contract end date:
31/03/2016
Expression of interest start date:
27/06/2013 16:19
Expression of interest end date:
29/07/2013 09:00

Other Information

Contract Period:
29 (months)
Anticipated Extension Period:
12 (months)
Number of Anticipated Extensions:
1

Contract Attachment(s)
Attached/Link Name Size Date Uploaded
OJEU notice.pdf 140kb 27/06/2013
PQQ PAT FWT 2013 FINAL.doc 630kb 27/06/2013