Public Sector Network Tender Alert


26448-2013: UK-Flintshire: Devices for the disabled

North East Wales Community Equipment Service (NEWCES)
NEWCES provide community equipment for Flintshire & Wrexham local authorities and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board within the 2 local authority boundaries.
This new service was set up in February 2010 when the previous stores in Flintshire and Wrexham joined together and moved to the new premises.
The service has been in existence for over 20 years. Equipment is provided into the community following assessment by prescribers. Staff within the service deliver, install and collect all types of assistive technology.
There are approximately 2 000 pieces of equipment that will require maintenance/servicing within the community or store as part of the tender.
Types of equipment that require maintenance/servicing as part of tender are:
— Bath lifts;
— Hoists;
— Stand aids;
— Pillow lifters;
— Mattress variators;
— Lifting cushions;
— Turntables.
All above are from various manufacturers so a wide knowledge of maintenance requirements which comply with:
Lifting Operation Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER)
Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)
Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER)
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH)
Please note:
Certificates of qualifications will be required for each service engineer.
The contract duration is 36 months with the option to extend for a further 12 months.
To request a copy of the tender documentation please email
Community Benefits do not apply to this contract.

Ref: FP3059,


Flintshire County Council
County Hall, Mold
For the attention of: Andy Argyle
CH7 6NA Flintshire
Telephone: +44 1352701814
Internet address(es):
General address of the contracting authority:
Further information 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: No contract value provided

Published: 25 Jan 2013, Receipt by: 11 Mar 2013