Replacement of medical air compressor system

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Specification for the replacement of medical air compressor system

The Royal United Hospital, Bath is a 650 bed district general hospital serving a population of 500,000. It is based on a 53 acre site in the Combe Park area of Bath. The Estate is made up of 64 separate blocks that range in age from the 1700?s up to the present date.

The Trust requires the replacement of the existing medical air compressor system.

Project Brief

The existing Medical air compressor system at the Royal United Hospital Bath is to be replaced with a new quadruplex set designed to provide the site with surgical, medical and dental air supplies at 7 bar, 4 bar and 6 bar respectively.

The system is to include the provision and installation of all compressors, receivers, dryers and pressure reducing plant along with all associated plant, pipework, connections to existing services, fittings and alarm systems, all in full compliance with HTM 02-01.

Temporary arrangements are to be made to supply the 4 bar medical air system from the existing hired plant in order to create space by removal of the existing 4 and 7 bar compressors before commencement of installation.

Scope of Works

The contractor shall provide complete medical / surgical air primary source systems as specified herein and as shown on the Tender Drawings.

The whole of the medical gas installations and training / maintenance services specified shall be carried out by the successful Tenderer:

All works shall be carried out in accordance with Department of Health Estates and Facilities documents HTM 02-01 (2006) and C11 (1995) and Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust documents (attached).

The works shall include, but not be limited to, the supply, installation, erection, testing, commissioning and setting to work of all equipment and materials specified and required to complete the medical gas installations listed below:

Installation of all-new compressed air system supplying whole hospital with 700 kPa, 400 kPa and 600 kPa surgical / medical / dental air respectively.

Additional Works

a). Provision of training and service / repair contract to support the above work.

b). Reconfiguration of existing 700 kPa compressor, its connection as temporary supply to existing 400 kPa system and subsequent removal.


Purity and identity testing of the medical air compressor systems shall be carried out by the Trust?s appointed Quality Controller (MGPS) in accordance with HTM02-01 prior to commencement and on completion of, the work (and Additional Work (b)). However, the medical gas contractor shall allow for attendance during these tests.

All building work (which is expected to be minimal) associated with the medical gas installation is to be included in the tender.
It shall be the responsibility of the medical gas tendering contractor to ensure compatibility of equipment and materials he supplies with the requirements of current guidance and Standards, principally Health Technical Memorandum 02-01:2006 ?Medical Gas Pipeline Systems?.

The contractor shall provide a complete set of as-fitted drawings in electronic format, as (AutoCAD) ® *dwg and PDF files on CD/DVD ROM, for ALL new systems and pipework installed at the above premises. These files should be compatible with existing as-fitted drawings, such that amendment of the latter can be made by the Trust Estates Department.

Tenderers unwilling to take on drawing production, or who may still wish to tender based on subcontracting of these services should indicate this in their Tender Submission.

Full details of the requirement will be provided within the tender specification on issue of the on-line tender

Proposed Tender Issue date

11th February 2010

Proposed Tender Duration

2 weeks

Proposed Contract Start Date

The Trust requires that all works are completed by the 31/03/2010.

United Kingdom

Published date:
Aug 09 2016


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