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1. Title: GB-Edinburgh: Construction of Rubha Cuil-Cheanna Minor Light
2. Awarding Authority:
The Northern Lighthouse Board
84 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3DA, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 131 473 3130, Email:, URL:
Contact: Donald Innes, Attn: Donald Innes
3. Contract Type: Works
Sub Type: Execution

4. Description: Works for complete or part construction and civil engineering work. Painting work. Electrical installation work. Electrical wiring and fitting work. INVITATION TO TENDER FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF RUBHA CUIL-CHEANNA MINOR LIGHT

It is the Boards intension to award this contract to a single Contractor, and it is envisaged that the successful Tenderer will co-ordinate and complete the required construction works at Rubha Cuil-Cheanna is located 1.1km west of Onich and 2.6km southwest of Corran overlooking Loch Linnhe, at Latitude 56 42 19.18N, Longitude -5 14 48.75W (NN 01345 61790).

Proposed Works
It is proposed to construct the new minor lighthouse using a 2 storey, 5.5m high prefabricated modular aluminium lattice framework tower with external GRP daymark panels. The aluminium tower will be secured to a 350mm thk. reinforced concrete slab constructed on a compacted granular sub-base. A timber post and wire fence, with access gate, is also to be erected around the perimeter of the site.

2 marine lanterns will be positioned on the second floor of the tower. A Sabik VLS-46 LED Projector will be provided to assist vessels exiting Corran Narrows travelling south and a Sealite SL-155 will be used to guide vessels travelling north through Corran Narrows onto Fort William.

Electrical power will be supplied from 6 batteries stored in a watertight enclosure located at the base of the structure. The batteries will be maintained in a charged state via solar panels mounted on the south elevation of the structure. An additional watertight cubicle, located on the first floor of the tower, will control the electrical operating system. A suitable lighting conductor will also be installed and connected to a buried earth mat within the site boundary.

Site Visit
Tenderers are requested to attend a mandatory site visit schedule for Monday 17th August 2020 at 10:00hrs to familiarize themselves with the location and the available site space and any restrictions. The appropriate PPE equipment and COVID-19 guidelines, restriction and social distancing must be adhered to whilst on site Please contact Donald Innes, Procurement Officer via delta e-sourcing to confirm your attendance to the site visit

Full details relating to this Procurement exercise can be downloaded via NLBs Delta eProcurement Portal
5. CPV Codes:
45200000 - Works for complete or part construction and civil engineering work.
45442100 - Painting work.
45310000 - Electrical installation work.
45311000 - Electrical wiring and fitting work.

6. NUTS Codes :

7. Main Site or Location of Works, Main Place of Delivery or Main Place of Performance: SCOTLAND,
8. Reference Attributed by the Awarding Authority: ENPR/LRCC/1675
9. Estimated Value of Requirement: Category I: 50K to 100K
Currency: GBP
10. Deadline for Expression of Interest: 02/09/2020 14:00:00
11. Address to which they must be sent:
Not Provided

12. Other Information:
Other Information: The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.
For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

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Suitable for VCO: No
Procedure Type:OPEN
Period of Work Start date: 28/09/2020
Period of Work End date: 31/03/2021
Is this a Framework Agreement?: no

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