Sylva Foundation is seeking a suitably qualified supplier to supply, deliver and install/commission industrial woodworking machinery.
We are pleased to offer this as an open process for suitable suppliers to tender proposals. Deadline for submissions is 12 noon on 3rd April.
- Surface Planer, with Spiral/Tersa Block minimum 500mm wide.Minimum 7 KW motor
- Thickness Planer, with Spiral/Tersa Block minimum 600mm wide,Sectional infeed roller,Rubber outfeed roller
- Panel Saw,with electronic control (rise/fall & tilt), Minimum 3m sliding table,Scoring unit
- Spindle moulder, with electronic control (rise/fall), with integrated Aigner fence,
- 3 roller power feed unit for spindle moulder
- Large Bandsaw, Minimum 500mm wheel diameter,Minimum 4HP motor
- Cross cut saw,400mm blade – 550mm travel,
- Rip Saw,500mm blade capacity
Delivery of all machinery to Sylva Foundation Wood Centre, Long Wittenham, Oxfordshire OX14 4QT.
Installation/commission of all machinery in the Sylva Foundation Wood School workshop, and induction/training into the installed machines.
Full details are available in the Tender Document
This opportunity has also been posted on the Government’s Contracts Finder Service
Oxfordshire-based charity the Sylva Foundation launched its Wood School in 2019. Alongside a facility to support lifelong learning in wood craft for the public, its ambition is to provide skills training for aspiring woodworking professionals. While for some people this may be crafts-based, there is also a requirement to train workers in professional practice, to be capable of working within industrial manufacturing, requiring skills in using large-scale machinery and working under batch-production conditions. The next step in our project is to purchase a range of industrial wood manufacturing machinery and equipment for the Sylva Wood School that would complete existing investments in a building and personnel. The outputs of the programme will be a highly skilled workforce on a rolling basis to support local businesses, supporting the local economy. As an environmental charity, a key component of the business will be to support the use of sustainably-sourced timber, which in turn will stimulate the land-based economy and its environmental goods.