Published date: 17 January 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: 2 February 2022, 12pm

Contract summary


  • Construction work - 45000000

Location of contract

SN25 2PP

Value of contract

£1,200,000 to £1,400,000

Procurement reference


Published date

17 January 2022

Closing date

2 February 2022

Closing time


Contract start date

29 April 2022

Contract end date

26 August 2022

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.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



The project involves the design and construction of a new all-weather pitch on a school site to replace an existing grass sports pitch. The new 3G artificial turf pitch will include floodlighting, perimeter fencing and a spectator area to comply with Sport England and Football Association design guidance for a full-sized adult club level football pitch. A planning application has been approved by Swindon Borough Council in December 2021 (reference S/20/1509). The successful contractor will be appointed as Principal Designer and Principal Contractor under CDM 2015.
(Proposed procurement) Single Stage Design and Build
(Proposed form of contract) JCT Intermediate Building Contract with Design 2016 with DfE standard amendments
Appointment of contractor will be based on the criteria to be published in the tender documents, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the following split: Qualitative assessment [50%] / Quantitative assessment [50%].

The tender response is formed of three parts. Part 1 must be completed by all bidders and Parts 2 and 3 by all bidders who pass part 1. Part 1 - Pass /Fail Criteria listed in this notice Part 2 - Technical Assessment (50% weighting) Part 3 - Pricing Schedule (50% weighting)

Part 1 Pass/Fail question
The estimated value of this contract is expected to be up to
approximately £1,400,000. In line with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015
the End User requires the annual turnover of potential bidders to be not less
than twice the expected contract value.
Please confirm your annual turnover is in excess of £2,800,000

Potential Bidders who answer 'No' will fail the ITT process.

If requested, would you be able to provide a copy of one of the following:
- A copy of your audited accounts for the most recent two years.
- A statement of your turnover, profit and loss account and cash flow for the
most recent year of trading.
- A statement of your cash flow forecast for the current year and a bank letter
outlining the current cash and credit position.
- Alternative means of demonstrating financial status if trading for less than a year

Potential Bidders who answer 'No' will fail the ITT process.

Of your top customers (ranked by turnover), what percentage of your total turnover does the highest ranked customer account for?

Potential Bidders who answer 76%-100% will result in automatically failing the ITT.

Contractors wishing to receive the tender documentation for this project should respond to Ralph Ward at the email address below.

About the buyer

Contact name

Ralph Ward


4th Floor Cottons Centre,Cottons Lane