Decision details

To award a contract for the installation and extension of 3G pitches

Decision Maker: Assistant Director - Performance, People and Innovation

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Council were keen to maximise the play value at both Grovehill Adventure Playground and Adeyfield Adventure Playground.
The Council currently have an artificial pitch at Adeyfield Adventure Playground, which is well used, both by the users of the adventure playground and for external hire out of hours.
The Council have capital money allocated to install a new 3G pitch at Grovehill and extend the playing area at Adeyfield Adventure Playground with a new 3G pitch.
The Council carried out an open tender process and looked at both schemes independently. The evaluation of Lot 1 identified ETC Sports as the bidder providing best value for money of all the bids received but unfortunately no bidders were able to match the brief for Lot 2.


To award a contract to ETC Sports Surfaces Limited for the installation of a new 3rd generation sports pitch (3G) at Grovehill Adventure Playground (Lot 1) and carry out a non-award for Adeyfield Adventure Playground (Lot 2).

Alternative options considered:

The Council have already approved the capital bid to carry out these works.

Publication date: 05/08/2020

Date of decision: 22/07/2020

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