Published date: 8 April 2020

Last edited date: 23 April 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: 8 May 2020

Contract summary


  • Construction structures and materials; auxiliary products to construction (except electric apparatus) - 44000000

  • Construction work - 45000000

  • Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services - 71000000

    • Recreational, cultural and sporting services - 92000000

Location of contract


Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

8 April 2020

Closing date

8 May 2020

Contract start date

1 June 2020

Contract end date

25 September 2020

Contract type

Not specified

Procedure type

Competitive quotation (non-OJEU)

The buyer selects a group of potential suppliers to invite to tender.

Non-OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) procedures are valued below a certain financial threshold.

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Expressions of Interest for
Design and Build of a Play Park on the Esplanade, Burnham on Sea
Burnham on Sea & Highbridge Town Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from suitably experienced and qualified companies for the design and construction of a new play area for Burnham on Sea & Highbridge Town Council. The contractor will need to have proven and demonstrated experience in similar projects and the wide ranging skill base to achieve the various elements of the contract which include client and user group liaison, design, construction and installation of a Play Area, health & safety management and defect diagnosis.
Companies from whom Burnham on Sea & Highbridge Town Council procure goods and services must demonstrate that all practicable steps are being taken to allow equal access and equal treatment in employment and service delivery, as appropriate to the nature of the contract.
Companies from whom Burnham on Sea & Highbridge Town Council procure goods and services must be able to demonstrate an excellent Health and Safety record, accordingly contractors that cannot demonstrate an excellent record, free from enforcement action, will not be considered.
The Town Council has a budget of £87,400 and the tender submission will need to demonstrate how the funding will be spent; to include initial designs.
Burnham on Sea & Highbridge Town Council will evaluate the Expression of Interest submissions received, and shortlist qualifying companies to invite tenders for the project. Registration of interest does not imply inclusion on the tender list. It is anticipated that tender documents will be issued late May 2020.
The evaluation will be in accordance with the following criteria, a fail under the Health and Safety criteria will automatically result in exclusion from the tender list.
An aggregate of 3 or more fails will automatically result in exclusion from the tender list.
Evaluation Criteria Pass / Fail
Proven experience in the supply and installation of play equipment Pass / Fail
Financial capability Pass / Fail
Proven experience in supply and installation of safety surfacing Pass / Fail
Evidence of an excellent Health & Safety Record (no enforcement action under current legislation) Pass / Fail
Resources and availability to tender and commence in Summer 2020 Pass / Fail
Interested parties are asked to submit Expressions of Interest to include their:
• Company name, address, contact name and registration number
• Company bankers name and account number
• Details of any enforcement action under Health & Safety Legislation
• Brief details of two recent (within last 36 months) similar projects undertaken by the company (Max 1000 words)
• Confirmation that the company will be able to submit a tender and should they be successful the timescale in which they could commence work
Expressions of Interest should be sent no later than 12 noon on Friday 08th May 2020 to:

Sam Winter
Town Clerk

More information


About the buyer

Contact name

Sam Winter


The Old Courthouse Jaycroft Road


01278 788088