Moss o’ Balloch Free Play Space

Moss o’ Balloch Free Play Space

The project will create an innovative and exciting ‘free play’ space which both offers a visual statement and which fits with the natural landscape of the Moss. This will be based on The Trust’s research, and recent pilot projects, into Scandinavian play spaces which aim to connect children with nature.

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL

SUPPLIES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


West Dunbartonshire Environment Trust Ltd

Strathleven House, Vale of Leven Industrial Estate,

Dumbarton

G82 3PD

UK

Alan McMullen

+44 1389757959

info@wdet.co.uk

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained


West Dunbartonshire Environment Trust Ltd

Strathleven House, Vale of Leven Industrial Estate,

Dumbarton

G82 3PD

UK

Alan McMullen

+44 1389757959

info@wdet.co.uk

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:


West Dunbartonshire Environment Trust Ltd

Strathleven House, Vale of Leven Industrial Estate,

Dumbarton

G82 3PD

UK

Alan McMullen

+44 1389757959

info@wdet.co.uk

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Moss o’ Balloch Free Play Space

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

The project will create an innovative and exciting ‘free play’ space which both offers a visual statement and which fits with the natural landscape of the Moss. This will be based on The Trust’s research, and recent pilot projects, into Scandinavian play spaces which aim to connect children with nature. The play space will be designed using natural materials and will offer a wide range of play experiences which challenge and motivate children to participate in physical, creative, imaginative and collaborative play. Facilities will be non age specific but rather will offer different play experiences irrespective of age or ability thus ensuring continued enjoyment over many visits throughout the seasons and years ahead.

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2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

331000 Playground Equipment
391100 Open Spaces

100 All Scotland
120 … Highlands and Islands
130 … Aberdeen & North-East
140 … Tayside, Central & Fife
150 … Glasgow & Strathclyde
160 … Edinburgh & Lothians
170 … Scotland South

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

The project partners have allocated a budget between £80,000 – £90,000 including VAT to undertake this project. The Environment Trust operates a value based quality analysis of tenders not necessarily based on cost.

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

The bidder must be from a recognised play equipment provider experienced in the design, supply and installation of play equipment.

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Single stage – Any candidate may submit a tender.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

N/a

4.3

Time Limits

a) Time-limit for obtaining documentation  15-11-2012

b) Time-limit for receipt of completed tenders
16-11-2012  Time  12:00

c) Estimated award date  30-11-2012

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

This contract forms part of a larger regeneration initiative in the Moss o’ Balloch. An outline strategy has been prepared which sets out the various project elements that the project partners seek to achieve – see the ‘Moss o’ Balloch Outline/Strategy in the additional documents section of this brief.

A full tender brief is included in the additional documents section of this notice.

The successful bidder will be required to coordionate final designs with our project landscape architect to ensure that it complements with the overall project. The design will also require to satisfy the requirements of our agreed project aims and objectives.

The final design may also be subject to a requirement to obtain planning approval from Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park.

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5.2

Additional Documentation

Moss o’ Balloch Free Play Tender Brief 2012
Moss_o’_Balloch_final_report_Nov_2011r

5.3

Publication date of this notice

30-10-2012