This framework is a retender of the previous Synthetic Sports Facilities framework which expired in February 2024. There is a new focus on this iteration towards innovative services and social value, and raising awareness of the main considerations they need to consider from a planning perspective, timescales for a whole tendering process, and the additional services that can be acquired from providers.
The framework scope covers (but is not limited to) the following areas:
Institutions should make themselves aware of the environmental issues surrounding the use of microplastics as performance infill for 3G pitches, where relevant. Suppliers on this framework have confirmed that they are able to adhere to the SAPCA Infill Protocol 2021, and implement suitable preventative and reactive measures to protect the local environment.
Contractors need to provide a minimum of one years’ maintenance on works completed either directly or through a sub-contractor. The actual service length and maintenance methods to be used may be provided by the manufacturer of synthetic turf installed, to ensure the validity of the turf warranty. After final sign off has taken place, members will then be able to enter a maintenance contract with the current provider, or to run a tendering process to put a new maintenance service provider in place at their discretion.
|Lot 1: Outdoor Facilities Installation and Refurbishment
|Lot 2: Outdoor Facilities Maintenance
Member institutions looking to utilise this framework are suggested to utilise RIBA Small Project Plan of Work or use guidance from Sport England to assist with their planning process. The entire process however will take significantly longer than the listed recommended time periods due to the level of preparation an institution should undertake prior to tendering, so institutions should take this into account when preparing their specification. Please see the Framework User Guide for more information.
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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.
|Framework 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.
|Lot 1: Outdoor Facilities Installation Mini Comp Template
|The attached template document should assist you with running a mini-competition for the purchase of Lot 1, Outdoor Facilities Installation. Once completed it should be sent to all suppliers on Lot 1.
|Lot 2 Mini Comp Desktop Calculator
|For a desktop exercise to indentify a preferred supplier using the direct award route to market.
|Lot 2: Outdoor Facilities Maintenance Mini Comp Template
|The attached template document should assist you with running a mini-competition for the purchase of Lot 2, Outdoor Facilities Maintenance. Once completed it should be sent to all suppliers on Lot 2.
|Notice of Procurement Exercise Letter