Electrical Testing Services

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Key facts

Framework Number: Y23003

Framework Period: 01 April 2023 - 31 March 2027

FTS Contract Arranged by: Procurement Services

FTS Contract Notice:

Last Updated: 06 June 2024

Framework scope

The framework will be split into 3 LOTS;

  • LOT 1- Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)

  • LOT 2- Fixed Installation Testing (FIT)

  • LOT 3- Electrical Testing of Street Lighting and Street Furniture

What are the benefits of using this framework?

  • All our frameworks are free to access
  • This framework is fully compliant with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015
  • Authorised participants can re-open competition within the framework, removing the need for a full tender exercise or lengthy supplier evaluation each time they have a travel management service requirement, saving time and costs associated with procurement exercises.
  • Direct Award capability – giving you a quick, easy and PCR15 compliant route to procurement.
  • The terms and conditions are safe and designed to protect you.
  • Free and full support on using the framework through the Procurement Services team.
  • You are able to benefit from aggregated spend and lower pricing based on the value of the overall contract, even on low spend orders.
  • The framework will be managed and monitored by Procurement Services (acting for Kent County Council) on behalf of our customers and your views and requirements will be taken into account when reviewing and developing the contract.

Who can use this framework?

All public bodies have access to this agreement but may only do so with the agreement of the contracting authority. Those organisations who may wish to access this agreement will be members, affiliates and associates of the CBC Group, the police service, the fire service, the NHS & NHS Trusts, third sector organisations, academic centres (including academies), publicly funded organisations and publicly owned private companies, operating within the geographic boundaries of the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Northern Ireland. The agreement is also open for use by all other local authorities and public sector bodies.


Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)

A portable appliance is an item of electrical equipment which is connected to the power supply with a flex and a plug. This includes computers and their components. Testing engineers will inspect, test and certify all your portable appliances as well as providing advice as to their condition and safety. A written report will be provided as evidence that they have been inspected and tested for electrical safety.



Fixed Installation Testing (FIT)

A fixed electrical installation includes all parts of a distribution system from the main incoming supply point through to wiring accessories such as sockets and light fittings. A thorough visual inspection will be carried out along with electronic tests. Any potentially dangerous defects will be identified. A written inspection report will be provided as evidence that electrical devices have been inspected and tested for electrical safety, the report will also contain information on any defects or deviations from the British Standard that were identified during testing.



Electrical Testing of Street Lighting and Street Furniture

Each street lighting asset, illuminated signs/bollards and similar street furniture that requires electrical testing will need to have as a minimum the following tests carried out and the results recorded in electronic format;

  • Visual inspection to establish the condition of all electrical components, fixings, wiring and terminations, and integrity of the column door and surround;
  • Verification of correct rating of protective device, continuity of protective conductors and earth bonding;
  • Insulation resistance between live/earth and neutral/earth with assembly wiring disconnected;
  • Earth fault loop impedance at District Network Operator supply cut-out;
  • Capacitance Test shall be carried out and the results of measured values recorded against stated values.


General enquiries

Callum Thompson

Direct Channel Assistant


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