Ref LCR CGF Central Group Ltd
Expression of Interest closing date 07/02/2023



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Founded in 1972 Central Group is still a family owned business with a strong vision and values. The business has grown steadily. We have an established customer base in the utilities, chemicals, metals, paper, food & beverage, oil & gas and renewables markets and provide competitive, value for money solutions across all sectors.
The company is looking to undertake a significant capital investment project at its Knowsley premises to increase its already strong balancing section, with the procurement of a new horizontal balancing machine.
The project has four distinct areas. You are able to bid for one or all lots.
(Lot 1)Procurement – Balancing machine indictive price ( 70K-90K)
A horizontal balancing machine with a capacity of between 2.3T to 2.5T. This requires the use of a balancing motor shafts, fans, pumps. It must come with associated electronic read out to and interface with Windows based systems. The supplied unit must come with commissioning and on site training for the staff
(Lot 2) Civils – Installation of balancing machine (5K-8K)
The installation of the balancing machine will require removal of the existing foundations. Including the strengthening of the fall to meet the balancing manufacturing specification. It will also the bolting down of the machine and levelling to the balancing machines specification
(Lot 3) Electrical – Installation of Balancing Machine – (3K-5K)
The disconnection of redundant cabling, running supply feeds from the existing supply board. Installing and terminating all required control and data cabling. Including all safety interlocking switches. This should also include all associated tray work and fixings. . To move and reposition cabling of re-positioned equipment in the work area. Test and certify all installed work should also included. Please note some of the work will be carried out above 2M in height.
(Lots 4) Safety Caging and Fencing. – (3k-5K)
Supply or manufacturing and install of safety gating to ensure that it meets safety regulations
It will be the Vendors responsibility to ensure that the full scope is understood and the work involved. Therefore due to the nature and the work area to be altered. We encourage a site visit to be carried out by all interested vendors.
Deliverable Timescale
Indicative Budget
See each assigned lot for expected price range
Evaluation Criteria
Quotations will be assessed and scored on the following criteria: Cost 30%
Does supplier offer value for money. Deliverability Within Specified Timescales 30%
Supplier must demonstrate they can deliver the requirement to timescales above Meeting Specification Details 10%
Supplier must demonstrate all specifications met Supplier Suitability 30%
Supplier must demonstrate they have the capability to deliver the requirement
Scoring Methodology
4 Excellent
Proposal meets, and in some places exceeds the required standard
3 Good
Proposal meets required standard
2 Acceptable
Proposal meets the required standard in most respects, but is lacking or
inconsistent in others
1 Poor
Proposal falls short of expected standard
0 Unacceptable
Completely or significantly fails to meet required standard or does not
provide the relevant answer
Deadline and Submission
Proposals for consideration are required by: 17.00 on 6th Feb 2023 either electronically to:
Proposal and further information please email with the HEADER BLANCING MACHINE Date Published – 24/01/2023
All phase of the work will
All phase of the work will need to be completed within six months of contract award. It is expected that need to be completed within six months of contract award. It is expected that the balancing machine procurement process will take no more than 2 months and delivery withinthe balancing machine procurement process will take no more than 2 months and delivery within
1) This project is part of the Liverpool City Region High Growth Programme, and is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund. Under current Public Procurement Regulations there is no formal tender procedure, but a detailed written quotation is required
2) Conditions of Quote
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 quote 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 quote at any stage of this exercises. This applies, whether or not your organisation is successful.