Furniture Supply and Installation Contract

Furniture Supply and Installation Contract

The EIC comprises the following key spaces:- Large foyer incorporating reception and café style area, a location to meet and ‘touch down’ working – Meeting rooms event and seminar space.


1066 Enterprise and Innovation Centre – Furniture supply and installation

Awarding body Nottingham Trent University



EST. START DATE: 09/09/2020
EST. END DATE: 30/09/2020


Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is constructing an exciting new Enterprise Innovation Centre (EIC) within the heart of the City of Nottingham. The EIC will form a major building block of the University’s Enterprise Action Plan and will be a key enabler of many elements within the University’s strategic plan – Creating the University of the Future.

The Enterprise Innovation Centre (EIC) project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The project supports research and innovation, enhancing the competitiveness of SMEs and the shift towards a low carbon economy. The project will specifically support SMEs and entrepreneurs across parts of the Nottingham/Nottinghamshire area, and those wishing to move their business to the area.

The EIC will provide the focus for all the University’s enterprise activities and will create a dynamic learning environment where student and graduate entrepreneurs can interact and collaborate with academics, researchers, small growing businesses and larger companies.

The development is designed to accommodate University start-ups and spin-outs, as well as in-movers from elsewhere attracted by the high-quality space and business support offer. This

conclusion is based on: a highly supportive economic policy and planning context; the high occupancy rates evident across existing incubation space; robust evidence of future demand; and the inception of an ambitious and transformational Enterprise Action Plan.
Key Success Factors

Innovation centres offer an employment environment that differs markedly from other types of ‘standard’ industrial development. Their prime focus is on providing the hard/soft

infrastructures needed to support effectively the formation and growth of innovative firms. They are not simply another form of property development.

They offer a variety of services to tenants, typically including:
• Specialist buildings – affordable specialist premises, including office and workshop spaces
• Networks – bringing together groups and networks of knowledge based businesses to collaborate, share experience and to explore development opportunities.
• Business support services – including mentoring and business advice to help with business and financial planning, start-up programmes, access to finance and marketing support, and project-based student and graduate placements
• Prestige and profile – the positive image generated by an innovation centre can help tenants to attract/retain highly skilled employees and send out the right message to existing/new customers as they are part of a successful concentration of growth firms.
• Successful innovation centres retain a clear focus on attracting and supporting high value, innovative, and high growth businesses. Strong management is essential to maintain this focus and not allow the facility to slip into a shorter-term view of maximising rental income.

An additional success factor can be identified in the case of the proposed NTU Enterprise Innovation Centre. Active NTU involvement can add real value to the tenant firms through the provision of access to NTU’s research expertise and facilities. In Nottingham’s relatively crowded market, this university support would be a key differentiator for the NTU Enterprise Innovation Centre.
EIC Refer Appendices for layout drawings, room by room brief and precedent images (Note these plans are subject to change.)

The EIC has been designed to:
• create facilities for collaboration and innovation for prospective students, collaborators, SME’s, business and industry
• Create a building that will enhance and complement the existing campus. Create dynamic facilities that will facilitate a culture of agility and excellence and will support collaboration and innovation.
• Create a GIFA circa 2,000m2

The EIC comprises the following key spaces:-
• Large foyer incorporating reception and café style area, a location to meet and ‘touch down’ working
• Meeting rooms event and seminar space –
? Dedicated and flexible desks and
? Range and variety of open plan offices.

For tendering purposes, we have included required quantities for furniture and specification requirements to each of the items, areas and rooms.

Additional information

Contract Type One off
Procurement Process Open Tender
Category Furniture & Soft Furnishings,
CPV codes 39000000,
Suitable for SME YES


9 August 2020

26 days


10 August 2020

27 days


Nottingham Trent University
Martin Parr