Quotations sought for the repainting of the Bandstand


Published: 23rd September 2022

Closing Date: Friday 13th January 2023


Newbiggin by the Sea Town Council is seeking

quotations  for the internal and external painting of

the bandstand on Bridge Street, Newbiggin by the Sea



The bandstand was erected in the 1990’s when Bridge Street was pedestrianised and provides a focal point at the Quay Wall Piazza during events.

Scope of Works:

Contractors should submit their price with the further information required as noted thereon and below.

Internal and external painting

  1. All internal and external surfaces of the bandstand are to be thoroughly rubbed down, to remove all loose paint and dirt, and thoroughly dusted off.
  2. Any holes, cracks or indentations be filled with external grade filler, sanded flush and thoroughly dusted off.
  3. Any bare metalwork is to be treated with an appropriate primer.
  4. All metalwork are to be given one coat of undercoat and one gloss coat in the same colours as the structure is currently painted.

General Requirements, Workmanship, Security and Site Cleanliness

Contractors shall furnish all labour, materials, tools, and equipment necessary for a complete repainting job.

Proprietary brand(s) of paints are to be used and must be specified in your tender. They must be used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

No painting shall be carried out under adverse weather conditions such as extremes of temperature, or during rain, fog, high winds etc. No paint shall be applied to surfaces structurally or superficially damp and all surfaces must be free from condensation, dirt etc before the application of each coat.

Each coat of paint shall be allowed to harden off before the next is applied. An interval of at least 24 hours shall be allowed between each coat of oil paint, 8 hours for acrylic paint. When dry each coat of paint shall be properly rubbed down and dusted off before the application of the following coat.

Unless adverse weather requires otherwise (see above), no more than 72 hours is to be allowed between paint coats. If adverse weather delays painting, subsequent coats should be applied as soon as practically possible.

The Council reserves the right to inspect and approve the preparatory work, undercoats and finishing coats between stages.

All work is to be carried out to a good standard and completed in a tidy and workmanlike manner. All non-painted areas, such as floors, light fittings and fixtures, etc. shall be protected. Upon completion of work, the contractor shall remove all splattering and all areas shall be left clean and all debris / rubbish shall be removed prior to works completion.

The painting contractor shall be held responsible for any related damages.

All works are to be carried out in a manner such that the health and safety of the occupants/visitors, workforce, and members of the public are not adversely affected during and after the works.

During work the use of steps, ladders and scaffolding must follow health and safety requirements.

Consideration must be given to people using the Quay Wall Piazza. No access equipment is to be left anywhere outside of the premises unattended.

The bandstand is to be kept secure throughout the works period.

The contractor is responsible for all measures needed to protect the public from any accidents etc resulting from the works.


For any queries, clarifications or pre-quotation inspections of the site/ works please make contact via the Town Clerk

Telephone: 01670 851833 E-mail: ask@newbiggintowncouncil.gov.uk

Address: Newbiggin by the Sea Town Council, 76 Front Street, Newbiggin by the Sea, Northumberland NE64 6QD

Please indicate if you are VAT registered and if so, show any VAT separately in your quotation.

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