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Tenders reopen for Sheerness street furniture

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Tuesday 28 July 2020

Swale Borough Council has reopened tenders to refurbish the street furniture in Sheerness town centre after pausing during COVID-19.

The tender includes 23 lamp posts, 47 signposts, 16 benches, eight cycle racks and 105 bollards along Sheerness High Street and The Broadway.

The work will take place from the top of the High Street at Bridge Road down to the clock tower, and then along Broadway to the Trinity Road roundabout.

Qualified applicants will need to provide a plan and costs to clean and repaint the street furniture in the town’s official colour of marine blue.

The paint will need to be weather resistant and protect the steelwork against corrosion.

Cllr Monique Bonney, cabinet member for economy and property at the council, said:

“Sheerness High Street is an important part of the island, and it’s crucial that we clean and repaint the street furniture for residents and visitors.

“Having previously tendered the work back in March, we had to pause it while dealt with COVID-19, focusing all our energy on keeping services running and helping vulnerable people through the lockdown.

“We’re now re-tendering and have extended the time frame for qualified contractors to submit their tenders.

“We’re committed to supporting our local high streets, especially given the extra burden they’re experiencing as they reopen following lockdown.”

The tender process is available until 24 August and applicants must apply online via the council’s online e-portal.

The work will be completed between 31 August and 2 October.

For more information about submitting a tender on the council’s e-portal visit www.swale.gov.uk/refurbishment-of-street-furniture.

To submit a tender or learn about other opportunities visit our tender opportunities page.

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