The Synthetic Sports Facilities Framework was borne for a necessity for an education focused route to market that covers all aspects of putting in place alternatives to traditional grass sports fields. It covers the construction, installation, refurbishment, servicing and maintenance for:
An institution may choose to implement a synthetic sports facility where the current provision is ineffective at giving students high quality performance space they require. In addition to this, the following benefits may be gained:
Member institutions should be sure to read the Framework User Guide prior to utilising the framework in order to ensure that they have a relative understanding of timescales and fundamental activities they will need to perform prior to a tendering process.
The Department for Education (DfE) recommend this framework to Schools and Academies.
|Lot 1: Synthetic Sports Facilities Installation||8||View Suppliers|
|Lot 2: Maintenance & Servicing for Synthetic Sports Facilities||6||View Suppliers|
Member Institutions should take timescales for planning and information gathering into account when preparing their specification. Please read through the Framework User Guide prior to tendering.
If you require support in running a further competition via this framework, Tenet Services can help. Tenet offer a nationwide service specialising in assisting education establishments to complete further competitions.
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The CPC Quote Tool is free to use for all our members and offers quick, compliant access to all suppliers on our frameworks for purchases that fall below £213,477.
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The following documents are associated with this framework. Some are required for successful use of the framework and are clearly marked.
|Synthetic Sports User Guide||This is required reading if you are considering using this framework. It tells you everything you need to know about the panel of providers, eligibility, running the mini-competition process, and evaluating bids.||Yes||Download|
|Lot 1 Mini Competition Template||The attached template document should assist you with running a mini-competition for the purposes of facility installation or refurbishment. Once completed it should be sent to all suppliers on Lot 1.||Yes||Download|
|Lot 2 Mini Competition Template||The attached template document should assist you with running a mini-competition for the purposes of facility maintenance and servicing. Once completed it should be sent to all suppliers on Lot 2.||Yes||Download|
|Mini Competition Checklist||It is recommended that members utilise this checklist when undertaking a mini-competition process to maximise the likelihood of obtaining a satisfactory quantity and quality of bid responses from suppliers||Yes||Download|
|Pre-Tender Warm Up Letter||It is recommended best practice to warm up the market in advance of your mini-competition process. Once completed, members can attach this document to a request for quotation in order to contact potential suppliers.||Yes||Download|
|Direct Award Notification Form||This document should be utilised if you are seeking to direct award through this framework. All highlighted information within the call-off conditions should be completed, and the documents should be sent to the relevant persons as detailed in the notification document||Yes||Download|
CPC’s framework for external synthetic sports facilities has been evaluated and approved by the Department for Education.
Following government guidance encouraging the prioritisation of outdoor sports within physical activity in schools, it’s never been a more important time to have a high quality maintenance programme for your synthetic sports facilities.