Published date: 17 March 2022

Last edited date: 18 March 2022

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 17 April 2022, 5pm

Contract summary


  • Playground equipment - 37535200

Location of contract

IP31 3BP

Value of contract

£60,000 to £84,000

Procurement reference


Published date

17 March 2022

Closing date

17 April 2022

Closing time


Contract start date

1 July 2022

Contract end date

31 July 2022

Contract type

Supply contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (above threshold)

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

This procedure can be used for procurements above the relevant contract value threshold.

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Walsham le Willows Parish Council Play Park Refurbishment
The Parish Council are looking to refurbish the Children's Play Park (located at Townhouse Road, IP31 3BP). Installation to start as soon as possible after award of contract but no later than 1st July 2022. Supply and installation to be completed no later than 31st July 2022.
The successful contractor is required to supply and fit the equipment listed in the specification plus any necessary safety surfaces.
Contractors are prohibited from contacting councillors or staff to encourage or support their tender outside the prescribed process.
Contract value £60K - £84K (INCLUDING vat)
For longevity, equipment made of PPC galvanized metal is the preference. If equipment made from wood is offered then it must be fitted with steel ground fixings to isolate wood structure from ground contact.
Images of the equipment to be supplied to be included.
Bidders are allowed to submit a maximum of two different options to allow for design variance.
Age ranges noted for equipment are provided as a guide BUT the age range for which supplied equipment is designed must be stated.
All equipment must comply with BS EN 1176.
All surfaces must comply with BS EN 1177.
Equipment required
1 For Younger/pre-school aged children:
1.1 Multi-Play unit suitable for children aged 2+, combining a slide, climbs, walkways.
1.2 Metal framed double toddler swing, suitable for children aged 2+
1.3 Single springer, suitable for children aged 2+
1.4 Double see-saw springer, suitable for children aged 2+
1.5 Shelter, with table and seating, which would accommodate at least 6 adults.

2. For children of all ages
2.1 Roundabout which allows wheelchair/pushchair access.
2.2 20metre trail, consisting of a series of balancing and challenging activities to negotiate.

3. For older secondary school aged children
3.1 Metal framed double swing
3.2 Double 30metre Zip-wire

Submitted tenders must confirm the expected time-frame to complete the whole project. The Parish Council are looking to have this completed AS SOON AS POSSIBLE but no later than 31st July 2022.
Suppliers and contractors will be expected to remove and dispose of any waste materials generated during the installation and to make good all areas excavated or otherwise.
Suppliers and contractors will be required to ensure that the area remains safe at all times during the installation and manage access as necessary.

Completed tenders to be returned BY POST, envelope marked confidential, addressed to the Clerk. Decision on award of contract anticipated to be by 20th April but no later than 11th May 2022.

About the buyer

Contact name

Kevin Boardley


c/o Willow Cottage, The Street
Walsham le Willows
Bury St Edmunds