Future opportunity

Grazeley Solar Farm Early Market Engagement

  • West Berkshire District Council

F01: Prior information notice (prior information only)

Notice reference: 2023/S 000-022752

Published 4 August 2023, 1:54pm

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

West Berkshire District Council

Market Street


RG14 5LD


Vickie Collins




United Kingdom

NUTS code

UKJ11 - Berkshire

Internet address(es)

Main address


Buyer's address


one.3) Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

one.5) Main activity


Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Grazeley Solar Farm Early Market Engagement

two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 45315100 - Electrical engineering installation works

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

West Berkshire Council are carrying out an early market engagement exercise in relation to the Grazeley Solar Farm project.The purpose of the early engagement programme is as follows;• To inform suppliers that the Council will be bringing the project to the market later this year, anticipated in Q4 2023.• To identify potential bidders and to gauge market interest in the project.• To obtain preliminary information on likely construction costs in order to inform the Council’s budgeting process.• To obtain basic information regarding the markets preferred equipment configurations.We would like to hear from interested suppliers, please contact vickie.collins@westberks.gov.uk to request a questionnaire.

two.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: £16,000,000

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UKJ11 - Berkshire

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Design and construction of a solar farm

two.3) Estimated date of publication of contract notice

1 November 2023

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes