Caldeira is the UK’s market leading cushion company and has been based in Merseyside for over 30 years.

The company has recently purchased a property at 29 Lees Road on the Knowsley Industrial Estate, L33 7SE which will become its headquarters.

The building has fallen into a state of relative disrepair following a period of being unoccupied for several years.

The company is looking to undertake a significant investment project at its new site. This involves removing asbestos from the building, replacing and renovating parts of the building’s roof and installing solar panels and associated electrics. This will make the roof fit for purpose and will also make the company carbon negative.


Requirement Summary

The project is be split into three sections


Phase 1 – Remove an asbestos roof from a large section of the building, replace the roof with modern materials and add solar panels, including the relevant electrical installations, to the south facing section of the roof.

Phase 2 – Remove sections of glass panels from the adjacent three sections of the roof and replace these with modern materials, adding solar panels and the relevant electrical installations to the south facing section of the newly roofed area.

Phase 3 – Repair and seal a large section of a flat roof which covers the office section of the building.

Full specifications are available on, and St.Helens Chamber . Alternatively, details and site visit arrangements can be requested from


Deliverable Timescale

All phases of the work will need to be completed as soon as possible and completed by the end of March 2022. It is expected that contractors will start with phase one first, to remove and dispose of the asbestos roof to enable other internal works and moving to take place.


Indicative Budget

Cost control is essential for the project and costs are expected to be between £350,000 and £450,000 depending on the materials used and speed of completion.


Evaluation Criteria

Quotations will be assessed and scored on the following criteria:

Cost 30%

Does supplier offer value for money.

Deliverability With in Specified Timescales 30%

Supplier must demonstrate they can deliver the requirement to timescales above

Meeting Specification Details 10%

Supplier must demonstrate all specifications met

Supplier Suitability 30%

Supplier must demonstrate they have the capability to deliver the requirement


Scoring Methodology

4 Excellent Proposal meets, and in some places exceeds the required standard
3 Good Proposal meets required standard
2 Acceptable Proposal meets the required standard in most respects, but is lacking or inconsistent in others
1 Poor Proposal falls short of expected standard
0 Unacceptable Completely or significantly fails to meet required standard or does not provide the relevant answer


Deadline and Submission


Proposals for consideration are required by: 5.00pm on 02/02/2022 either electronically to or by post to: Tony Caldeira, Caldeira Ltd, The Cushion Factory, Acornfield Road, Knowsley Industrial Park L33 7RD


Date Published: 19/01/2022


Please Note;


1   This project is part of the Liverpool City Region High Growth Programme, and is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund. Under current Public Procurement Regulations there is no formal tender procedure, but a detailed written quotation is required

  • Conditions of Quote

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