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.
The pre-qualification questionnaire is available at https://www.gov.uk/contracts-finder. Responses are due by 6 November 2015. Call 02075250890 for further information.