Longford River Ground Investigation Survey 2013

Longford River Ground Investigation Survey 2013

Contract value:£10,000 – £15,000. . A Ground Investigation survey is required to determine the design parameters for the replacement piling.

Reference number: FOL13/249

Deadline date:28/02/2013

This deadline is for… suppliers to express their interest and to request PQQ documentation

Contract value:£10,000 – £15,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: London

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? Yes

Name of the buying organisation: The Royal Parks


Description of the contract

The Royal Parks manages eight of London’s Royal Parks – St James’s Park, The Green Park, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, The Regent’s Park (& Primrose Hill), Greenwich Park, Richmond Park and Bushy Park. It is also responsible for a number of other areas including Brompton Cemetery, Victoria Tower Gardens and Grosvenor Square Gardens. The Royal Parks is an executive agency of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. The Chief Executive supported by the Senior Management Team, is responsible for the day to day management of the Royal Parks and is accountable to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. The Royal Parks’ inherent purpose is to conserve and improve the fabric of the Parks including their building and structures, to improve the presentation, safety and enjoyment of the Parks for the benefit of visitors and through its conservation policies to contribute to London’s biodiversity. The Longford River, part of the Royal Parks estate, flows from West Drayton, through Bushey Park, to Hampton Court Park, where it joins the River Thames. The river is man-made, originally constructed in the 1700’s, and for much of its length is elevated above natural ground level. In the section of river between Stourton Road Bridge and Dean Road Footbridge in Hanworth (approx 600m in length), the original earth banks have been reinforced with steel sheet piling, which has now become heavily corroded. The worst affected length of piling has already been replaced, the remainder will require replacement in the coming years. A Ground Investigation survey is required to determine the design parameters for the replacement piling. This will comprise the excavation of inspection pits; percussive and/or rotary drilled boreholes with in-situ testing; geotechnical sampling; contamination sampling of soils and groundwater; installation of 50mm standpipes and covers; laboratory testing of soils and groundwater samples; and the provision of a factual report.



Classification of the contract

71510000 Site-investigation services

71355000 Surveying services

71351500 Ground investigation services


Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 15/04/2013 – 30/04/2013


Who to contact

Contact name Mark Neave

Organisation name Parsons Brinckerhoff

Address , London, GU7 2AZ


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How to apply

To express your interest in this opportunity and to request the PQQ documentation, please e-mail: Mark.Neave@pbworld.com