Decision details

To seek approval to use the ESPO Framework 115 to procure a supplier for the refurbishment of the play at Muirfield Road Recreation Ground.

Reference: D869

Decision Maker: Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Finance

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To seek approval to use the ESPO Framework 115 to procure the contract for the refurbishment of the play area at Muirfield Road Recreation Ground, Arnold, Nottingham.


To give approval for the use of the ESPO Framework 115 to procure a supplier to deliver the refurbishment of the play area at Muirfield Recreation Ground.

To procure a supplier using the ESPO Framework 115. This Framework offers a competitive route to purchase the design, supply, delivery and installation of outdoor playground equipment and safety surfacing for public play areas. The suppliers on the framework have been selected for their experience and ability to provide a comprehensive range of products that combine quality and value for money. The Framework is available for use by public sector bodies including Local Authorities and is EU/UK compliant. The suppliers have been assessed for their financial stability, track record and experience and technical and professional ability. The framework also has pre agreed terms and conditions that are compliant with Gedling Borough Council’s contracts terms.

Reasons for the decision:

The existing play area at Muirfield Road Recreation Ground has seen little improvements over the past 11 years and has been highlighted within the Green Space Strategy as in ‘poor’ condition. The Parks department have worked in partnership with Warren Action Group and identified a refurbishment criteria following extensive consultation with local schools, groups and residents in the area. The Parks department and Warren Action Group applied to WREN (Waste Recycling Environmental) for funding to refurbish the park and WREN have awarded a total of £100,000 to complete the project. This forms phase three of Warren Action Group’s overall project plans for the park, the first phase involved installation of a MUGA (also funded by WREN) and phase two, the installation of an outdoor gym.

Alternative options considered:

Not to use the framework and procure the supplier through the open tender process which would attract suppliers that are not specific to the tender requirements and may not be experienced in the design and installation of play area equipment. This could cause delays to the process and result in an unnecessary additional financial burden in Officer time.

Publication date: 17/05/2019

Date of decision: 17/05/2019

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