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Electrical Testing Services

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Provides access to electrical testing services from portable appliances to street furniture

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Framework Accordion Title

The framework is essentially a select list of suppliers, all with a proven and successful track record of delivering electrical testing services, namely portable appliance testing (PAT), fixed installation testing (FIT), and the electrical testing of street lighting and street furniture.

Lot 1 Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)

A portable appliance is an item of electrical equipment which is connected to the power supply with a flexible cable or plug and socket. This includes computers and their components. Testing engineers will inspect, test and certify all your portable appliances, as covered by The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) Wiring Regulations (which are produced by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, The IET), and provide advice as to their condition and safety. A written report and test certificate will be provided as evidence that your portable appliances have had a combined inspection and electrical safety test.

Lot 2 Fixed Installation Testing (FIT)

A fixed electrical installation includes all parts of a distribution system from the main incoming supply point through to wiring accessories such as sockets and light fittings, and everything in between. Because the majority of this part of the installation is unseen, it is often forgotten in terms of its testing and inspection. The fact is that it is vitally important that all wires, cables, accessories and switching equipment are maintained well in order to ensure safety. Guidance suggests that fixed installations are tested on average every 5 years; however, ultimately this is the customer’s decision. The process of FIT involves a similar process to that of PAT in that a thorough visual inspection is carried out along with electronic tests. Engineers are looking to identify any potentially dangerous defects within the system that may lead to fire or injury. The benchmark for this inspection and test process is BS 7671 Requirements for Electrical Installations (The IET Wiring Regulations) which provides guidance on how systems must be designed, installed and maintained. Deviations from this British Standard are most likely to be the cause of any problems. After an initial visual inspection, several electronic tests are carried out by injecting test voltages and current through the system to determine the integrity and functionality of cables, accessories and disconnection devices. This form of test and inspection is paramount to safety in the workplace. A written Periodic Inspection Report (PIR), also known as an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) will be provided as evidence that your fixed installations have had a combined inspection and electrical safety test. In addition to details and characteristics of the installation that has been tested the report will also provide the client with a list of any defects or deviations from the British Standard that may have been identified during testing. The reports will also include recommendations for necessary consequential remedial work.

Lot 3 Electrical Testing of Street Lighting and Street Furniture

Each street lighting asset, illuminated sign/bollard and similar street furniture that requires electrical testing will have the following six tests carried out under this agreement and the results recorded in electronic format: Visual inspection to establish the condition of all electrical components, fixings, wiring and terminations, and integrity of the column door and surround. Verification of correct rating of protective device, continuity of protective conductors and earth bonding. Polarity. Insulation resistance between live/earth and neutral/earth with assembly wiring disconnected. Earth fault loop impedance at District Network Operator (DNO) supply cut-out. Capacitance Test shall be carried out and the results of measured values recorded against stated values. Note: this framework specification excludes the electrical testing of catenaries and mast columns over 12m in height from their base mounting point.

  • Quick and easy direct award schedule which includes competitive rates
  • Price breaks based on number of appliances to be checked
  • Social Value benefits can be obtained
  • AC1 Electrical Services Ltd
  • AJS Ltd
  • BES Group Electrical Limited
  • Bureau Veritas UK Limited
  • Cable Test Limited
  • Calbarrie Compliance Services Ltd
  • Circuit Electrical Testing Ltd
  • Citrus Group NW Ltd
  • Compliance Group Electrical Ltd
  • Dodd Group (Midlands) Ltd
  • Elect Building & Maintenance Ltd
  • Electrical Compliance & Safety Ltd
  • Electrical Test (Midlands) Ltd
  • Electrical Testing Limited
  • Facit Testing Ltd
  • Fletch Electrical Ltd
  • JR PAT Testing Limited
  • L123 Limited t/a Veriserv
  • McIntyre Compliance Services Ltd
  • Norwood Electrical (UK) Ltd
  • Openview Security Solutions Ltd
  • Parr Facilities Management Ltd
  • PHS Compliance Limited
  • Quantec Consultants Ltd
  • Re-Gen (M&E Services) Ltd
  • The Elec Group Limited
  • UK Test Limited

If you’d like to contact us, quote reference Framework 306_23 and enquire at;

Ria Mclauchlan Ria Mclauchlan 0774 862 4366

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Electrical Testing Services

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Key Facts
Framework 306_23
Start Date 03/10/2023
End Date 30/09/2025
Extension Option 30/09/2027
Contract Notice 2023/S 000-017216
Award Notice TBC
Procurement Type Direct Award or Further Competition