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Melksham Town Council hereby gives notice of a meeting to be held by zoom as follows: 

Meeting of the HR Sub-committee - 7pm, Wednesday 12 August 

Members of the press and public are invited to contact the Town Hall by email on townhall@melksham-tc.gov.uk for an agenda and access information.


Expressions of Interest for

Design and Build of a Play Park in the King George V Playing Field, Melksham

Melksham Town Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from suitably experienced and qualified companies for the design and construction of a new play area for Melksham Town Council. The contractor will need to have proven and demonstrated experience in similar projects and the wide ranging skill base to achieve the various elements of the contract which include client and user group liaison, design, construction and installation of a Play Area, health & safety management and defect diagnosis.

Companies from whom Melksham Town Council procure goods and services must demonstrate that all practicable steps are being taken to allow equal access and equal treatment in employment and service delivery, as appropriate to the nature of the contract.

Companies from whom Melksham Town Council procure goods and services must be able to demonstrate an excellent Health and Safety record, accordingly contractors that cannot demonstrate an excellent record, free from enforcement action, will not be considered.

The Town Council has a budget of £200,000 and the submission must demonstrate how the funding will be spent; to include initial designs.

Melksham Town Council will evaluate the Expression of Interest submissions received, and shortlist qualifying companies to invite tenders for the project. Registration of interest does not imply inclusion on the tender list. Tender documents will be issued late May 2020.


The evaluation will be in accordance with the following criteria, a fail under the Health and Safety criteria will automatically result in exclusion from the tender list.

An aggregate of 3 or more fails will automatically result in exclusion from the tender list.

Evaluation Criteria Pass / Fail
Proven experience in the supply and installation of play equipment Pass / Fail
Financial capability Pass / Fail
Proven experience in supply and installation of safety surfacing Pass / Fail
Evidence of an excellent Health & Safety Record (no enforcement action under current legislation) Pass / Fail
Resources and availability to tender and commence in October 2018 Pass / Fail

Interested parties are asked to submit Expressions of Interest to include their:

  • Company name, address, contact name and registration number
  • Company bankers name and account number
  • Details of any enforcement action under Health & Safety Legislation
  • Brief details of two recent (within last 36 months) similar projects undertaken by the company (Max 1000 words)
  • Confirmation that the company will be able to submit a tender and should they be successful, commence work October 2018

Expressions of Interest should be sent no later than 12 noon on Friday 08th May 2020 to:

Mrs. Linda Roberts

Town Clerk

Melksham Town Council

The Town Hall



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