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Provision to supply and install new playground equipment

Children's Playground. Newington Parish Council, near Sittingbourne, Kent Due to material changes to the specification (e.g. dates), Newington Parish Council will be re-running the previously paused procurement for the provision to supply and install new playground equipment. This was originally published on 27 February 2020. It should be noted that any previous documentation provided in respect of this tender, including clarification questions, must not be relied upon for the submission of any bid. To avoid confusion, the label 'Version 2' has been added to all relevant documentation. Newington Parish Council (Borough of Swale, Kent) wishes to improve its Children's Playground and seek tenders to carry out all works. Contract value £110k exclusive of VAT. Tenders in excess of this amount cannot be considered. Newington Parish Council has a pavilion, children's play area, football and five-a-side pitch, hard floodlit ball court, allotments, picnic area and community woodland off Orchard Drive in the village postcode ME9.7NH. We intend to retain most of the existing play equipment (flat, toddler and basket swings; slide; climbing arch; sputnik; and recently installed cableway which is to remain outside the fenced play area. The see-saw needs replacing. NB: There is a popular existing dedicated toddler play area owned and maintained by a housing association 300 metres from the recreation ground; therefore the focus is to be for children aged 6+yrs. Following local surveys we would like to see: a centrepiece multiplay unit; monkey bars; a play trail; a replacement see-saw; Proludic Aero Skate Challenge or equivalent; a 'springer'; an item for creative play which is nature-themed; an accessible roundabout (ground level, access for wheelchairs and also seats, at the eastern end of the play area for easy access from the recreation ground entrance). Following local surveys and research we would not wish have wooden equipment or a tube slide. The existing play area measures approx. 14m X 43m (48ft X 117ft). We anticipate the expanded facility to measure up to 23.75m X 56m (70ft X 157ft), to include new bow-top fencing on 2+ sides (the chain link fence along the track to the allotment car-parking to remain, as well as the new 2.4m fence protecting the play area from the goal at the eastern end of the ball court). Monohinge self-closing gates (Joseph Ash Co. or equivalent) to be fitted at western and eastern ends of the expanded area. New surfacing for existing and new equipment is to be included. We want grass spaces left so individual, smaller pieces of play equipment can be added when funds permit. The new surfacing to be aesthetically pleasing and long-lasting.


Wendy Licence
14 Trapfield Close

Contract value: 1-110000

Published: 26 Jun 2020, Receipt by: 31 Jul 2020