Bushy Park Playground Refurbishment

Bushy Park Playground Refurbishment

The Royal Parks.

Reference number: FOL12/100

Deadline date: 24/02/2012

This deadline is for… Return of completed tender submissions

Contract value: £70,000 – £80,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: Teddington

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? No

Name of the buying organisation: The Royal Parks

 

Description of the contract

The Royal Parks (TRP) is an executive agency of the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and is responsible for managing 5,000 acres of historical parkland within London. Part of TRP’s remit is to conserve the historic landscape and to provide opportunities for enjoyment, exploration and healthy living in the heart of the capital. During 2009/10 the Royal Parks commenced a programme of improvements to play provision including the improvement of existing facilities, extension of natural play provision and work with artists and local school children to develop playable spaces. During 2012 this programme is to be extended to Bushy Park Playground. Bushy Park, which covers some 450 ha, is situated in south west London and is Grade 1 Listed on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest. Bushy Park Playground is located adjacent to the southern boundary of the Park and measures approximately 4,560 sq. m. The playground is heavily used by Park visitors throughout the year which has lead to accumulative wear and tear on existing equipment and surrounds. TRP seek the services of a Landscape Construction contractor with practical experience in the creation of exciting and imaginative play areas, construction of high quality landscape projects, a commitment to achieving a high quality finish and a thorough approach to effective site management and client communication. Submissions are invited from companies with proven experience in the creation of playgrounds, natural play areas, landscape construction projects within historic Parks and experience in working in public areas. The project involves delivery of playground improvements including installation of additional equipment and play features, installation of play equipment and safer surfacing, construction of a pergola, installation of pathways and a dry river-bed feature and modification of gates. Works to the playgrounds will require careful sequencing to ensure completion of all elements before May 2012 and minimisation of disturbance to public access and enjoyment. Successful tenderers will be asked to demonstrate their methodologies at interview and provide field examples for delivering the works within the constraints of client requirements, site requirements and timetable. Tenderers will also be required to demonstrate project management abilities and delivery of quality within the constraints of a nationally prominent and ecologically significant site. Please note this tender is for landscape construction services only, services for the design and manufacture of play equipment are not required.

 

Documents

 

Classification of the contract

45112700 Landscaping work

45112723 Landscaping work for playgrounds

 

Additional information

Contract type: Works – Execution

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 02/04/2012 – 31/05/2012

 

Who to contact

Contact name Rabia Rehman

Address The Old Police House, Hyde Park, London, London, W2 2UH

Telephone 0300 061 2000

Extension number:

Fax 020 7298 2005

Email procurement@royalparks.gsi.gov.uk

Web address www.royalparks.gov.uk

 

How to apply

Please write to procurement@royalparks.gsi.gov.uk, expressing your interest, where we will then send out the relevant tender documents needed to bid for this opportunity.