Southwark tenders parks contract for up to 14 years

Southwark Council in London is seeking to appoint a single contractor to maintain parks and open spaces across the borough, in a contract that could last up to 14 years.

Bedding. Image: MorgueFile
Bedding. Image: MorgueFile

The proposed contract is for seven years and would start in October 2016, with a potential extension period of up to a further seven years. It comprises 97 parks including the five major parks, 33 local parks, 15 gardens or squares, a sports ground, four cemeteries and 39 other open spaces covering approximately 300ha. The contract also includes seven education sites.

The contractor would be responsible for grass, shrubs, rose beds, hedges, young trees and water features, seasonal bedding, litter and dog waste removal and sports pitch maintenance, and would provide head gardeners, parks staff and BMX attendants.

Major investment is planned for the borough's parks until 2024, the contract notice says. The borough's parks are currently maintained by Quadron.

The pre-qualification questionnaire is available at Responses are due by 6 November 2015. Call 02075250890 for further information.

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