Published date: 22 January 2020

Last edited date: 23 March 2020

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: 20 February 2020

Contract summary


  • Playground equipment - 37535200

Location of contract

SO45 1GA

Value of contract


Procurement reference

SP 01/20

Published date

22 January 2020

Closing date

20 February 2020

Contract start date

4 May 2020

Contract end date

29 May 2020

Contract type

Supply contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (below threshold)

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

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

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Fawley Parish Council (FPC) is seeking to upgrade some of its old playground equipment and provide some new equipment at two of their playgrounds;

• QEII Recreation Ground, Thornbury Avenue, Blackfield
• Tristan Close, Calshot

The Council is keen where possible to use recycled materials as per the FPC Strategic Plan 2016/19.

FPC is situated on the coast and therefore corrosion and durability is a key concern around its play equipment. We are keen to keep wooden equipment and component parts to a minimum. Any metal equipment should where possible be 'double dipped' galvanised frameworks with 100% recyclable component parts/panels.

We will be seeking a lengthy warranty on parts and labour and where possible a lifetime warranty, either as part of any warranty offered and/or available to be purchased as an extended warranty.

We are looking for a range of equipment that provides excellent access for interaction with children with a range of ages 2 - 12 yrs (we have provided a rough range, but this is not prescriptive if the ranges are not exactly as required) to occupy the following areas;

• QEII Recreation Ground, Thornbury Avenue, Blackfield
o Unit 1 - DDA compliant Roundabout (Safety Surface area 6m X 6m)
o Unit 2 - Carousel Swing with cradle seats (min 3 seats) (Safety Surface 8m X 8m)
o Unit 3 & 4 - Individual springers/spinners suitable for ages up to 5

• Tristan Close, Calshot
o Unit 1 - Track ride/snake or similar, (6 yrs plus) (Safety Surface 10m X 4.5m)

Please note no celebrity pictures or cartoon characters should be used in any of the submissions. FPC may withdraw applications which include such graphics.

All tender submissions must include the expected time-frame to deliver the goods to the Council once ordered. It is the responsibility of the tenderer to demonstrate the specification will meet the needs of the Council.

More information


About the buyer

Contact name

Steve Postlethwaite


Gang Warily Recreation Centre
Newlands Road
SO45 1GA


02380890761 ext 2