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Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Westbourne Road


B15 3TR


This project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Programme (ESIF) 2014 - 2020



Birmingham Botanical Gardens are leading visitor attraction in Birmingham and attracts up to 250,000 visitors a year. The gardens have 55,000ft2 of buildings and over 15 acres of grounds. The main buildings are Grade ii* listed buildings.  The Birmingham Botanical gardens wish to upgrade lighting in following areas

  • Shop
  • Terrace – flood lamps
  • Bandstand – external flood lamps and down lighters under canopy
  • Pavilion – Tubes and downlighters
  • Car Park - floodlamps

Lighting is predominately mix of halogen, fluorescents tubes. Birmingham Botanical Gardens is looking to upgrade the lighting to LED to reduce energy and maintenance costs.

For further information or to arrange a site visit please contact Malcolm Taylor via [email protected]


 Please include the following into the quote

  • Removal and disposal of current light fittings and lamps where no longer required.
  • Please provide a price for supply and install.
  • Include cost effective lighting controls such as daylight and movement sensors.
  • LED lighting to meet CIBSE recommended lighting levels where applicable.
  • Provide an estimate of the energy and maintenance cost savings based on the gardens being 7 days a week, 363 days per year, lighting in use 10 hours a day.
  • Provide information on lamp life
  • Installation of works can be carried out Monday to Friday during office hours. Work will be required while gardens are open to the public.

  Respondent Guidelines

 You will be required to submit a written quote by Wednesday, 26th June 2019.

Please provide an itemised quote separating out costs related to supply, installation and other chargeable items for each specific area. Any assumptions used in preparing responses should be clearly stated.  Any appropriate supporting documents e.g. brochures, business case proposals etc. should be included. 

Please provide details of warranties.

 Quote Assessment

 Each quote received will be evaluated using the criteria outlined below.






Meets requirements of quote.  Meets requirements of specification.



Competitive Price. Price Clarity.



Can deliver within agreed project timescales. Project delivery experience.


Financial, carbon savings and productivity gains

Realistic figures for estimated financial and carbon savings. Amount of cost and carbon savings


Each criteria will be awarded points based on the response to the invitation to quote additional information provided and dealings with our organisation.










The  Low Carbon SMEs Grant funding will enable Birmingham Botanical Gardens to upgrade the lighting to LED to reduce energy and maintenance costs.  This project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). 

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