Public Sector Network Tender Alert


410585-2012: UK-Banbury: Wood fuels

Wood fuels. Cherwell District Council is inviting Tenders for inclusion in a framework to supply and deliver premium grade, quality assured woodfuel, from local sustainable sources to three biomass heating systems.

Ref: TRN 22/12,


Cherwell District Council
Bodicote House, White Post Road, Bodicote
Contact point(s): Joint Procurement Team, Cherwell District Council and South Northamptonshire Council
For the attention of: Ken Fowler
OX15 4AA Banbury
Telephone: +44 295753749
Fax: +44 295221985
Internet address(es):
General address of the contracting authority:
Address of the buyer profile: http://cherwelllive.cherwell.domain/finance/procurement/
Electronic access to information:
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate:
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: The Goods:The framework will encompass woodfuel supply to 3 biomass heating systems:1. Bicester Leisure Centre. Insert address & postcode here.a. Commissioning date estimated July 2013.b. Estimated Maximum Capacity Rating c.500kW.c. Estimated annual fuel demand c.700 tonnes woodchip (30 %-40 % moisture content).2. Thorpe Lane Depot. Insert address & postcode here.a. Commissioned July 2011.b. 40 kW Solarfocus Therminator IIc. Current annual fuel demand c.25 tonnes woodchip (30% moisture content)3. Bodicote House. Insert address & postcode here.a. Commissioned 2011.b. 145 kW Gilles HPK-RA 145.c. Current annual fuel demand c.55 tonnes wood pellet.d. At the earliest possible date (2014) the Authority intends to switch to wood chip.Estimated Total annual woodfuel supply required:— 725 tonnes premium grade woodchip c.30 % Moisture Content. Dimensions to be confirmed,— 55 tonnes wood pellet.Future woodfuel demandThe Authority intends to install additional woodfuel heating systems as part of its commitment to sustainability and the development of NW Bicester/Eco Bicester (further information on NW Bicester – Therefore the framework supplier should demonstrate the ability to meet additional future demand for woodfuel across Cherwell DistrictOptional service provision – biomass heating system maintenanceBidders may also provide details of any biomass heating system maintenance services wish to offer the Council, covering the three systems associated with this woodfuel supply framework agreement (and future installations). Bidders must demonstrate appropriate training and prior experience and include three reference sites.Estimated value excluding VAT: 440 000 GBP

Published: 27 Dec 2012, Receipt by: 5 Feb 2013