Public Sector Network Tender Alert


Gas Sub Duct Infrastructure Project

The University is inviting tenders on the terms set out in the ITT. The Spine Service Duct at Lancaster University was originally constructed in the mid 1960's and contains multiple services to facilitate interconnecting buildings. The Main Duct is approximately 1 kilometre long, and is sub divided into two equal halves, North & South. The Duct is also a designated confined space. The Main Duct interlocks with approximately 20 No. sub ducts, each sub duct forms a service entry into the associated buildings. The Duct system equates to approximately 2100 metres in total. The University commissioned a DSEAR risk assessment, and subsequently the Natural Gas Infrastructure is undergoing a replacement/upgrade programme. This project involves the replacement of RAG rated aging gas infrastructure with stainless steel gas pipework and fittings, located within the sub ducts. The majority of the works is located in a designated confined space, and as such the contractor will have to be fully aware of the restrictions and constraints that this will put upon the project. The University is adopting a phased approach ensuring the Spine Duct and sub ducts continue to be compliant with legislation. Further work packages will be developed for future phases. The location of the site is Bailrigg Campus, Lancaster, LA1 4YW. This tender is not lotted. One contractor will be awarded the full package of work. The University will host an accompanied site visit on Monday 27th July 2020 . Please register your intention to attend via the In-Tend 'correspondence' function by 10am Friday 24th July 2020 as you will be allocated a time slot. The University will only host site visits on Monday 27th July 2020 as a Confined Spaces Rescue team will be in attendance on that day only. Please refer to the procurement documents for full details: Available free of charge via the University's e-tendering portal: In-Tend DOCUMENTS MUST BE ACCESSED AND SUBMISSIONS MADE VIA THIS PORTAL. Any clarifications on procedure, documentation or the project generally must be raised through the In-Tend 'correspondence' function. In-Tend Support: Phone: 0845 557 8079 E-mail: Web :


Margaret Haynes
Lancaster University

Contract value: 200000

Published: 17 Jul 2020, Receipt by: 31 Jul 2020