Huge play and sports area construction tender up for grabs

The national contractor framework is worth £86,500,000 over four years.

Procurement organisation ESPO has is offering £86,500,000 for a national framework of contractors to carry out design, supply, delivery, installation, maintenance and inspection of outdoor playground equipment, outdoor fitness equipment, skate/BMX parks, parkour, Multi Use Games Areas, water play areas and sports areas (plus associated services such as landscaping, fencing, floodlighting and outdoor furniture).

The tender will run from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2023 but has the option to extend for up to a further 24 months. The total estimated value includes the option period.

The contract has been split into Lots as follows:

Lot 1
Playground Equipment - Schools / Smaller Authority Market (Low Number of Suppliers)
£6,500,000

Lot 2
Playground Equipment - Larger Authority / Large Projects (Higher Number of Suppliers)
£47,000,000

Lot 3
Natural Play Areas / Timber Equipment
£2,500,000

Lot 4.1
Multi Use Games Area (MUGA)- Steel - Macadam Surface
£1,000,000

Lot 4.2
Multi Use Games Area (MUGA)- Steel – Synthetic Grass
£500,000

Lot 5.1
Multi Use Games Area (MUGA)- Timber - Macadam Surface
£500,000

Lot 5.2
Multi Use Games Area (MUGA)- Timber – Synthetic Grass
£7,500,000

Lot 6.1
Skate / BMX Parks - In-Situ Concrete
£7,500,000

Lot 6.2
Skate / BMX Parks - Pre-Fabricated Units - Concrete
£500,000

Lot 6.3
Skate / BMX Parks - Pre-Fabricated Units - Metal
£500,000

Lot 7
Outdoor Fitness Equipment
£1,500,000

Lot 8
Bespoke Play Equipment
£3,000,000

Lot 9
Wetpour Rubber Surfacing
£1,000,000

Lot 10.1
Sport and Play Surface - Synthetic Artificial Grass
£3,000,000

Lot 10.2
Sport and Play Surface - Needle Punched Carpet
£500,000

Lot 11
3G Football Pitches
£500,000

Lot 12
Long Jump / Triple Jump Runway and Sand Pit
£500,000

Lot 13.1
Cricket - Artificial Grass Pitch
£500,000

Lot 13.2
Cricket - Practice Net Systems
£500,000

Lot 14.1
Tennis Courts - Porous Macadam
£500,000

Lot 14.2
Tennis Courts - Synthetic Grass
£500,000

Lot 15
Inspection Reports - Play Equipment, Including Surfacing and Outdoor Sports
£500,000

The deadline to submit tenders is 22 March 2021.

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