Published date: 5 May 2023

Last edited date: 21 June 2023

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: 30 June 2023, 11:59pm

Contract summary


  • Playground equipment - 37535200

Location of contract

PL21 0SZ

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

5 May 2023

Closing date

30 June 2023

Closing time


Contract start date

4 August 2023

Contract end date

31 March 2024

Contract type


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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Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Ivybridge Town Council is seeking to work in partnership with a playground provider for the design, supply and installation of play equipment at Victoria Park (PL21 0AQ) and MacAndrews Field (PL21 0JU) play parks in Ivybridge.

Ivybridge is a town in the South Hams, with various play parks serving the town. The two existing play parks that are the subject of this tender opportunity are set in Victoria Park in the Planning Conservation area on the edge of the town centre, and MacAndrews Field a short distance away in a recreation field surrounded by housing estates.

The existing play equipment at Victoria Park is set within a c.850sqm fenced area, itself part of a wider tree lined park. Within the immediate vicinity there is a primary school which uses the park (but not the play area). There is a small seating shelter and fixed tables to the northern edge of the play area. There is also a MUGA immediately adjacent as well as a fenced nature area. The play area includes some mature trees, stone features in the ground and a stone wall that should be incorporated into the design.

Most of the existing play equipment at MacAndrews Field has recently been removed. A couple of belt ramps and mounded areas remain and could be incorporated. It is not a fenced in area and so the footprint, which is currently c.500 sqm should be expanded, but remain focussed in the north west corner so as not to encroach on other park uses eg the informal football field. The park is a grassed public open space surrounded on three sides by rear residential gardens and it gently slopes down to the road on the southern edge. The site includes trees - mature and newly planted - and moveable football goals. At the northern edge there is a special memorial area dedicated to the WWII history of the site.

At the two Ivybridge sites the tender opportunity is for removal of pieces of play area equipment which are no longer fit for purpose, refurbish equipment where possible and the provision of new and additional pieces of play equipment and, where required surfacing, to improve and diversify the play offering to the local community.

More information


About the buyer

Contact name

Jonathan Parsons


Town Hall, Erme Court
Leonards Road