Public Sector Network Tender Alert


410628-2012: UK-Leicester: Electrical equipment and apparatus

Electrical equipment and apparatus. Installation services of generators. Busbars. Installation of cable infrastructure. Switchgear. Emergency power systems. Electrical installation work. Electrical power systems design services. The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London is undertaking a major refurbishment of its buildings and facilities. The overall project, which is currently planned to be completed by 2016, will include a number of separate elements, between them covering a wide range of front-of-house and backstage requirements, including the replacement and upgrading of stage sound and lighting, IT facilities, and improvements to building infrastructure and customer facilities. The refurbishment is being part-funded by Arts Council England, which has agreed to contribute to the cost of the project.
The Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation (henceforth 'ESPO') is acting on behalf of the Royal Opera House (henceforth ROH) in procuring a contract for the upgrading of the ROH's electrical supply resilience. The contract details are as follows:
It is intended that just a single contract will be awarded, for the provision of the entire requirement. It is recognised that bidders may need to subcontract elements of the requirement, or to work in partnerships with third parties. This will be permitted, but on the basis that the appointed supplier will throughout retain responsibility for the successful delivery of the contract requirements.
The appointed contractor will be required to work in cooperation with the ROH's contracted facilities management company, Mitie plc. In particular, Mitie will adopt the client role, and be responsible on behalf of ROH for the management of the project.
The contract will comprise the following components:
— Carrying out a survey of the electrical supply infrastructure and devising a project plan to implement upgrade to meet the ROH's future requirements,
— Installation of emergency generator incoming terminals 3200A to include breaker in the loading bay area,
— Installation of busbar trunking from loading bay to each of the 2 main LV switch rooms,
— Installation of new 3200A / 1600A Castell interlocked splitters in each LV switch room, feeding both switchboards within the room independently,
— Providing initial training on the new systems and equipment to ROH and Mitie staff,
— Providing ongoing support, maintenance and warranty of the equipment for an agreed period.

Ref: 3109/FM1/13,


Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation (see acting as agent of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Barnsdale Way, Grove Park, Enderby
For the attention of:
LE19 1ES Leicester
Telephone: +44 1162657926
Fax: +44 1162944399
Internet address(es):
General address of the contracting authority:
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Contract value: A single contract will be awarded for the provision of the requirement.

Published: 27 Dec 2012, Receipt by: 22 Jan 2013