Design of Adventure Play Trail for Weald Country Park

Design of Adventure Play Trail for Weald Country Park

Design of a themed adventure play trail for Weald Country Park based on the Stick Man book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

United Kingdom-Chelmsford: Landscaping work for playgrounds

2015/S 062-107986

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Essex County Council
PO Box 4, County Hall, Market Road
For the attention of: Sophie Cook
CM1 1JZ Chelmsford

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Electronic access to information:

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate:

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Essex County Council’s Current Opportunities
County Hall
Internet address:

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract


II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Design, Supply and Installation of a Stick Man Themed Adventure Play Trail for Weald Country Park.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

NUTS code

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

A themed adventure play trail for Essex County Council.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45112723, 37535200, 43325000, 37535220, 71420000, 79930000, 79415200, 45112711

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes


This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The scope of this requirement includes the:
— Design of a themed adventure play trail for Weald Country Park based on the Stick Man book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
— Supply of the materials/equipment to fulfil the design proposals.
— Construction and/or installation of the materials/equipment to implement/execute the design.
A budget of 200 000 GBP has been allocated to this project, which bidders core adventure play trail design should utilise. Ideas and details for additional options are also requested as part of tender submissions.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 200 000 and 300 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 5 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

The Contracting Authority reserves the right to require deposits, guarantees, bonds or other forms of appropriate security.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: In accordance with Articles 52, 64, 92 and 131 of Directive 2014/24/EU and Regulations 57 and 58 of the Public Contracts Regulation 2015 and as set out in the invitation to tender which is available from the address in point I.1.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
In accordance with Articles 57-63 of Directive 2014/24/EU and Regulations 57 and 58 of the Public Contracts Regulation 2015 and as set out in the invitation to tender which is available from the address in point I.1.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:


IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract


IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

28.4.2015 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)Additional information

The supplier portal will be used throughout the procurement process, and all communications with Essex County Council relating to this procurement exercise must be via the supplier portal. The supplier portal has instructions on how to use the system and access the information as well as a helpdesk to assist Bidders. Essex County Council reserves the right to amend time-scales and change the evaluation criteria if there are genuine omissions or mistakes. We also reserve the right to cancel the procurement exercise and/or not to award all or part of a contract. Essex County Council will not be responsible for any costs incurred by suppliers in relation to this procurement exercise.
Suppliers are advised that Essex County Council is subject to the Freedom of Information act 2000 (FOIA) and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR). If a supplier considers that any of the information supplied as part of this procurement exercise should not be disclosed because of its commercial sensitivity, confidentiality or otherwise, it must, when providing this information, clearly identify the specific information it does not wish to be disclosed and clearly specify the reasons for its sensitivity.
Essex County Council shall take such statements into consideration in the event that it receives a request pursuant to FOIA or EIR which relates to the information provided by a Supplier. However, if the information is requested Essex County Council may be obliged to under FOIA and/or EIR to disclose such information, irrespective of the supplier’s wishes. Please note that it is not sufficient to include a statement of confidentiality encompassing all the information provided in the response.
Suppliers Instructions: How to Express Interest in this Tender

1. Send an email with your organisation name in the subject title field to email2workspace-prod+ECC+WS480386556+x3d0@ansmtp.ariba.comasking to be invited to this event and providing your contact name and Supplier ID/User ANID from your Ariba registration details.

2. If you have more than one registered user who you want invited to the event, provide the name(s) of each registered user in your request as it may not be possible to include additional users at a later stage. If you are not registered in Ariba at all, go to and follow the instructions to register then follow steps 1 and 2 above. (please note: 35 % completion (i.e. mandatory fields only: organisation/user details, commodity, sales territory) is the minimum required for your Ariba cloud registration, you do not need to reach 100 % completion.)

Once you have been invited to the project all communication will need to be via the project message board.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Royal Courts of Justice

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Detail as to rights of appeal and associated procedures is given in the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. Under Regulation 86 and 87 Essex County Council will inform you of the outcome of the tender and, if you have not been selected, how your bid was ranked against those that were. Under Regulation 86 Essex County Council must wait 10 days from despatching such information before entering into the contract. Chapter 6 sets out the time within which you must begin any action and the awards a court may make.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: