Tender for Public Address System

Tender for Public Address System

Southend Borough Council wishes to procure a new Public Address System for the Civic Centre’s Council Chamber.

Tender for the Council Chamber Public Address System

Reference number:

Deadline date:22/01/2013

This deadline is for… Deadline for Expression of Interest

Contract value:£50,000 – £100,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: Southend-on-Sea Southend-on-Sea,

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? No

Name of the buying organisation: Southend-on-Sea Borough Council


Description of the contract

Southend Borough Council wishes to procure a new Public Address System for the Civic Centre’s Council Chamber. As well as delivering high quality sound for all Council Meetings held within the Chamber, the new Public Address (PA) System must be fully compatible with a digital encoder, in order to support the web-casting of Council Meetings and other events. The implementation of the PA system in conjunction with a Webcasting Solution will facilitate greater inclusion for Southend residents, by enabling anyone with a computer to hear and view the meetings that shape the town. As a result of the utilisation of this combined solution; the Council aims to deliver increased accessibility, participation and transparency in the democratic process. To make a request for a PQQ in relation to this project, please email; eprocurement@southend.gov.uk All completed PQQ submissions must be received no later than: 12:00 Noon, Monday 28th of January 2013.



Classification of the contract

48952000 Public address systems


Additional information

Contract type: Supplies – Purchase

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: 25/04/2013 – 01/08/2013


Who to contact

Contact name Mr. Darryl Mitchell

Organisation name Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

Address Civic Centre, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 6ER

Telephone 01702534028

Extension number:



Web address


How to apply

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.