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Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) aims to contribute to securing a safe society by reducing the incidence of death, injury and damage to property from fire and other emergencies.


Important information for our suppliers
We are pleased to announce that from 01 April, Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service and Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Fire and Rescue Service will be using the electronic (e-Tendering) system In-Tend to procure goods, works and services.

The new system is being launched across both Fire and Rescue Services as part of a procurement shared service initiative to work together to provide better and more cost effective services. The joint e-Tendering portal is one of the elements of this initiative.

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Use the links below to view currently available documentation. The Quick Links section may also contain links to relevant information.

1. Contracts Register
  • Document is currently unavailable / under review.

2. Tender Adverts
  • Grounds Maintenance
    Royal Berkshire Fire Authority is intending to let a contract for Grounds Maintenance and associated works for a four year period.

    Location: 18 fire stations throughout the County of Berkshire as well as the Brigade Headquarters in Calcot, Reading.

    The Contract will include hedge maintenance, grass cutting, shrub and border maintenance; leaf raking and removal; litter clearance and some minor tree management. There will be a need for management of some woodland and an SSI. The ability to deal with small fencing repairs and emergency works (including salt spreading/gritting at BHQ), as well as implementing specialist landscaping schemes, would be valued.

    Value of Contract: Not to exceed 140,000 over a four year period

    Evaluation Of PQQs (Detailed in the Evaluation and Scoring Scheme)
    The PQQ submissions will be scored as follows:
    Technical & Professional Ability: 40%
    Business Continuity: 10%
    Quality Assurance: 15%
    Health and Safety: 15%
    Environmental Management: 15%
    Equal Opportunities: 5%

    To express interest and download documents please register on the Business Portal (

    Final date for return of documents (hard copy) is 1400hrs on Monday 16 March 2015

    Reference on the Business portal is OS-DNWA-9TWMT2

    The Business Portal requires pre-registration so if you are interested please register.

3. Procurement Handbook
  • No documents are currently available.

Financial Transparency
RBFRS and Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Fire and Rescue Service (BMKFRS) are committed to providing greater openness and financial transparency through the publication of payments to external bodies and suppliers above 500.

The amounts shown exclude VAT and the expense type is included to indicate the type of goods or services purchased.

The data is published on a monthly basis and is available via this link:

•  Local Transparency
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