Main Contractor Thanet Crematorium

Main Contractor Thanet Crematorium

Thanet District Council.

Main Contractor – Upgrading works at Thanet (Margate) Crematorium
Thanet District Council
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Karen Paton
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01843 577111
Procurement & Contracts
Main Contractor – Upgrading works at Thanet (Margate) Crematorium
The Crematorium at Manston Road, Margate is undertaking a full replacement of its existing cremators and the installation of new equipment to comply with the latest emissions regulations. This equipment has already been procured and is due to be installed during the Summer/Autumn of 2012.
Thanet District Council is now looking to appoint a main contractor to undertake various construction works to facilitate the above installation working closely with the appointed specialist equipment supplier (the nominated sub-contractor)
In addition, the appointed main contractor will carry out various improvements to the public and staff areas of the crematorium to improve the existing facilities and to ensure that the buildings comply with the very latest standards and regulations.
Works will include:

    • The construction of a new rear service access and car park
    • Various alterations to facilitate the installation and operation of the new equipment listed above
    • The decoration and upgrading of public areas
    • The construction of a control room within the fabric of the existing building
    • The upgrading of lighting and the installation of a new heating system throughout all areas of the crematorium and adjacent offices
    • The installation of new accesses into the rear crematory to improve communications
    • The installation of a fully compliant flexible fire detection system
    • The installation of a number of security improvements throughout the site
    • The installation of various other improvements to the public and operational areas of the site

Contractors will be required to demonstrate that they meet the minimum operational, technical and financial criteria necessary for the satisfactory performance of this contract.
As the intention is to continue to operate a full crematorium service to the surrounding population (albeit there may be some short term restrictions to ensure completion), experience of undertaking similar works in a sensitive live environment where members of the public were in the vicinity and where the installation of major capital equipment also formed part of the project such as in a crematorium, hospital, educational establishment or similar location, would be a distinct advantage.
Contractors should follow instructions on downloading and completion of the appropriate pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) documentation attached, as identified in the “Readme” document.
Following pre selection, it is anticipated that a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 6 suitably qualified contractors will be invited to bid in a single stage tender process.
It is anticipated that the contract will be awarded to the successful contractor to enable commencement on site during June 2012 with all works being completed by November 2012.
If you should require further information please e-mail: . PQQs must be submitted in hard copy marked Confidential Upgrading works at Thanet (Margate) Crematorium  addressed to Karen Paton, Procurement and Contracts Manager,  Procurement & Contracts Unit, Thanet District Council, Council Offices, Cecil Street, Margate, Kent CT9 1XZ to be received by no later than Midday, Monday 26th March 2012.
PQQs received after this time will not be accepted for consideration.