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)

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

Lot 3
Natural Play Areas / Timber Equipment

Lot 4.1
Multi Use Games Area (MUGA)- Steel - Macadam Surface

Lot 4.2
Multi Use Games Area (MUGA)- Steel – Synthetic Grass

Lot 5.1
Multi Use Games Area (MUGA)- Timber - Macadam Surface

Lot 5.2
Multi Use Games Area (MUGA)- Timber – Synthetic Grass

Lot 6.1
Skate / BMX Parks - In-Situ Concrete

Lot 6.2
Skate / BMX Parks - Pre-Fabricated Units - Concrete

Lot 6.3
Skate / BMX Parks - Pre-Fabricated Units - Metal

Lot 7
Outdoor Fitness Equipment

Lot 8
Bespoke Play Equipment

Lot 9
Wetpour Rubber Surfacing

Lot 10.1
Sport and Play Surface - Synthetic Artificial Grass

Lot 10.2
Sport and Play Surface - Needle Punched Carpet

Lot 11
3G Football Pitches

Lot 12
Long Jump / Triple Jump Runway and Sand Pit

Lot 13.1
Cricket - Artificial Grass Pitch

Lot 13.2
Cricket - Practice Net Systems

Lot 14.1
Tennis Courts - Porous Macadam

Lot 14.2
Tennis Courts - Synthetic Grass

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

The deadline to submit tenders is 22 March 2021.

Keep up with all the latest arboricultural, landscape and other tenders and sign up for HW's Tenders Tracker Bulletin - exclusive to HW subscribers.

To find out more on this and all the latest horticultural tenders, go to Horticulture Week's TENDERS TRACKER LIVE TABLE.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Read These Next



Bright flowers and sweet scent merit a higher profile in garden design for these undervalued shrubs, Sally Drury insists.



Good pictorial labelling and effective use of point-of-sale material is crucial for these showy flowers, says Sally Drury.

Japanese cherries

Japanese cherries

Spectacular spring blossom makes these trees highly valuable in garden designs and urban landscapes, writes Sally Drury.

Partner Content

Horticulture Week Top 70 Landscape and maintenance contractors

See our exclusive RANKING of landscape and maintenance contractors by annual turnover plus BUSINESS TRENDS REPORT AND ANALYSIS


Tenders Tracker: LIVE TABLE

Tenders Tracker: LIVE TABLE

Welcome to Tender Watch, where Horticulture Week keeps track of the latest horticulture-related public sector tenders of value £10,000 or over so you don't have to.

Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs


Build your business with the latest public sector tenders covering landscape, arboriculture, grounds care, production and kit supplies. To receive the latest tenders weekly to your inbox sign up for our Tenders Tracker bulletin here.


Free to subscribers, the essential guide for professional plant buyers

Download your copy

Products & Kit Resources