REQUEST FOR QUOTATION – Project Genesis New MOT Test Centre – Pre-Build Ground Investigation

Ref LCR CGF Stone Tyres Limited - New MOT Test Centre – Pre-Build Ground Investigation
Expression of Interest closing date 24/07/2022


New MOT Test Centre – Pre-Build Ground Investigation

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Stone Tyres is a local, independent tyre garage in St Helens established in 2016. All tyres are supplied and fitted by experienced tyre experts and the business has been built on a reputation of outstanding customer service.


Stone Tyre’s experts will find the right tyre best suited to customers’ car needs and offer same day fitting of all the major tyre brands from leading manufactures including Bridgestone, Continental, Dunlop, Goodyear, Pirelli Michelin, GT Radial and Nexen.


The customer service commitment includes a free Tyre inspection with no obligation whatsoever. Whether it’s a new tyre, puncture repair or wheel balancing, a friendly professional approach with no hidden sales tactics is guaranteed. If a new tyre isn’t needed, Stone Tyres never try and sell one!


In addition to this transparent and honest practice, customer loyalty is further secured by free puncture repairs for life on every tyre sold, a pay monthly scheme with no credit check and GUARANTEED acceptance to help spread the cost.


This has resulted in multiple Tyre Safe Awards and a reputation as experts in automotive road safety.


Stone Tyres are constantly innovating to improve on the outstanding customer service and understand that not everyone has the time to visit and have tyres changed. Also, as many cars now come with no spare wheel there are many times a puncture or blowout requires a mobile tyre fitting service.


Sister company Gorilla Tyres can cope with all tyre needs, whenever and wherever across the North-West. Modern vans come to customers fully equipped with top of the range tyre fitting equipment.




Stone Tyres is currently operating from premises at College St, St Helens and a fleet of four mobile Gorilla branded tyre fitting vans.


They have acquired the land adjacent to the St Helens premises to step change the business through building a state of the art MOT and Service centre, to expand their operations in the general business fleet maintenance market. This is planned to open in 2023 and will not only significantly increase revenues and profit but will also create new full-time jobs. Although close to a residential area, local residents have welcomed the development and are fully supportive.


Given the industrial heritage of the surrounding area, full Ground Investigation is required prior to the start of building work.

Please note a full Coal Mining Stability Risk Assessment has already been completed, so this is not required or part of this RFQ.


The Coal Authority recommends that rotary open holes should be sunk to assess this and although there have been no gas emissions this should also be considered implying that gas wells should also be installed and monitored. Also, the site could possibly be affected by outcrop workings which would require investigation.It is anticipated initial “desk” investigations would be followed by intrusive ground investigations.


Indicative Budget

Costs is the key factor and total expenditure on ground investigation is not expected to exceed £15,000, given the Coal Mining Assessment has already been completed.


Deliverable Timescale

Stone Tyres plan to commence the fit out immediately post building completion estimated February 23, with fit out complete for opening in March  2023.


Evaluation Criteria

Equipment Quotations will be assessed and scored on the following criteria:


Cost                                                                                                                  50%

Quality                                                                                                             15%

Supplier Reputation                                                                                         15%

Delivery Timescale                                                                                           20%


Scoring Methodology

4 – Excellent Proposal meets and in some places exceeds the required standard
3 – Good Proposal meets the required standard
2 – Acceptable Proposal meets the required standard in most respects, but is lacking or inconsistent in others
1 – Poor Proposal fall short of expected standard
0 – Unacceptable Completely or significantly fails to meet required standard or does not provide the relevant answer


Proposal Format

Proposals should clearly demonstrate how they meet the requirements set out above.


Deadline and Submission

Quotations are required by 1600 Hrs, 26th July 2022 either electronically or by post/in person to John Stone, Stone Tyres email


Date Published

12th July 2022


This work is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund

1) Project is part funded by European Regional Development Fund. Under current Public Procurement Regulations no formal tender procedure, but a detailed written quotation is required

2) Conditions of Tender Please be aware that due to the relatively low indicative budget for this work (i.e. less than the current OJEU limits) there is no regulatory obligation for us to provide feedback if you are unsuccessful We reserve the right to discontinue this tender process at any time and not award a contract. You will not be entitled to claim from us any costs or expenses which you may incur in preparing and/or submitting your Tender at any stage of this exercises. This applies whether or not your organisation is successful.