Firefighting services

Country: United Kingdom
Language: EN
Customer: The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Number: 7033809
Publication date: 12-01-2018
Source: TED


12/01/2018    S8    - - Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Newcastle upon Tyne: Firefighting services

2018/S 008-013683

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Regent Point, Regent Farm Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom
Contact person: Supplies and Procurement
Telephone: +44 1912137070
NUTS code: UKC22

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.2)Joint procurement
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Contract for the provision of Fire and Rescue services for elevated H2 Helipad Site at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne

Reference number: T/18/006
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The Trust is intending to tender for the provision of Fire and Rescue services for its elevated H2 Helipad Site at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne - UK.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKC22
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Supplier will be required to provide services to enable the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (the Employer) meet its obligations in line with Health Building Note 15-03 “Health Building Note 15-03: Hospital Helipads” and guidance in Civil Aviation Publication 1264.

The elevated helipad provides a H2 service for the Great North Air Ambulance which operates 2 aircrafts based at Teesside and Penrith. The helipad is also utilised by UK Search and Rescue, Augusta Westland 189, the National Police Air Service, EC 135, other Air Ambulance providers and various Military aircraft.

To ensure the Air Ambulance can land at the helipad with a casualty, the helipad must be in operation for the hours the air ambulance with be operational. These hours are between 8:00 and 20:00, 365/366 days per year, including bank holidays.

The helipad should be staffed with a minimum of 2 trained fire-fighters and 1 crew supervisor.

II.2.14)Additional information

Expressions of interest are sought from organisations interested in bidding for the provision of the service. Details must be sent to

The contract period will be for up to four years.

The Trust reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to amend any of the dates or information provided in this notice.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

To view this notice, please click here:

GO Reference: GO-2018110-PRO-11701560.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

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