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WANDSWORTH BOROUGH COUNCIL

ANNUAL AND QUARTERLY PLAYGROUND INSPECTIONS

Wandsworth Borough Council is inviting suitably qualified and experienced organisations to express an interest in being considered for the provision of Children’s Play Facility Annual and Quarterly Inspection services for a period of three years with a possible further mutually agreed extension for two years.

The Department of Children’s Services has approximately 54 play facilities, which include play facilities in children’s nurseries, 1 o’clock centres, specialist settings, adventure playgrounds and parks. In addition many of the Borough’s schools have outdoor play equipment. The Housing Department has approximately 122 play facilities which are mostly located on Housing Estates across the Borough and the Leisure and Amenity Services Department have approximately nine play facilities to include seven trim trails and two outside gyms based in local parks or commons.

Applications will only be considered from organisations able to demonstrate experience in the following essential areas of expertise:

ANNUAL AND QUARTERLY INSPECTIONS

Conducting annual and quarterly inspections that include whether the i) play facility complies with British and/or EU standards EN1176 and EN1177, ii) the Disability Discrimination Act and an assessment of reasonable and practical modification to achieve compliance or to rectify deterioration/damage; iii) a site and equipment risk assessment; iv) an estimate of play equipment life expectancy and v) immediate identification and notification of any emergency works.

LEISURE & SPORT SERVICES

The annual inspections take place in March each year with the quarterly operational safety inspections being undertaken quarterly with written reports being provided three times a year in June, September and December.

POST INSTALLATION INSPECTIONS

Conducting Post installation inspections of newly installed equipment to include a full written report that involves the information as set out above for annual and quarterly inspection requirements and also includes the inspection of the depth of any safer surfacing material used and that each items meets all installation requirements.

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The estimated annual value of the contract is in the region of £20,000. although there is no guarantee of the volume or value of the work to be placed. It is anticipated that tenders will be sought in July 2010. The contract will commence on 1st September 2010.

Organisations wishing to be considered for selection to tender are required to complete a pre- qualifying questionnaire (PQQ) which should be obtained from Teresa Constantinou either by email at tconstantinou@wandsworth.gov.uk or by post from Wandsworth Borough Council, Children’s Services, Play Services, Town Hall, High Street, SW18 2PU and submitted by 5pm on Friday 28th May 2010.

Selection for inclusion within the tender list will be based on the following criteria: -

1. Evidence of the company being a member of the Register of Play Inspectors International (RPII) 2. Evidence that the inspectors have a valid RPII Annual Inspectors Qualification. 3. Evidence that Inspectors have a current Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) certificate. 4. Evidence of at least three years experience in play facility inspection services environment of at least 75 sites.

Performance Officer

£32,211 - £34,707 PA INCL. (GRADE PO2) PLUS PRP AND FINAL SALARY PENSION SCHEME 36 HOURS PER WEEK - OCCASIONAL EVENING AND WEEKEND WORKING MAY BE REQUIRED • REF: L3287

Working across Leisure and Sports Services, you will lead on projects to help set and achieve council aims, targets and standards to improve performance. You will lead on reviewing our current sports strategy and play a leading role in developing a new strategy from 2010 - 2015. You will be responsible for working towards and maintaining service standards and quality accreditation schemes including QUEST.

You will have an appropriate degree or qualification within leisure, business or project management and experience of consulting with community groups and partners, writing strategies and monitoring action plans. You will be able to work on your own initiative and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

5. Evidence of ability to deliver to the contract standard drawn from three references. 6. Sufficient suitably qualified staff to cover the relevant Essential Areas of Expertise set out above. 7. Three years of profitable financial accounts 8. Suitable insurance cover. (Public Liability to a minimum of £5,000,000 per occurrence, Employers Liability to a minimum of £10,000,000 (B) Professional Indemnity to a minimum per claim of £500,000) (or statements that these will be obtained if awarded the relevant contract(s)

9. The organisation has an annual turnover equivalent to at least twice the contract value 10. A sound record of quality standards including complaint handling. 11. Sound policies including safe guarding, customer care, health and safety, equalities/inclusive play and business continuity.

The award of the contract will be based on lowest price.

Senior Physical Activity Officer

£30,045 - £31,620 PA INCL. (GRADE SO2) PLUS PRP AND FINAL SALARY PENSION SCHEME 36 HOURS PER WEEK - OCCASIONAL EVENING AND WEEKEND WORKING MAY BE REQUIRED • REF: L3288

Applicants are advised that references will be obtained in writing from the three referees. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that their referees respond within the time scale.

You will lead the development of physical activity initiatives and programmes that seek to improve the health and wellbeing of the population of Wandsworth. You will manage the Physical Activity Team which consists of two full time posts and a number of instructors. Building on a number of existing programmes; Active Lifestyles, Fit4Life, Exercise Referral, Urban Energy and MEND, you will work with a range of partners including health professionals, leisure and sports facilities and the voluntary sector to develop a comprehensive health and physical activity programme.

It is intended to limit the tender list to a maximum of six companies. If more than six companies fulfil the criteria for selection, those scoring the highest number of points on the PQQ evaluation will be invited to tender.

A performance bond will not be required.

If you completed and a returned the pre-qualifying questionnaire (PPQ) to the first advert you need not re-apply. Your application will be considered alongside any new applications that are received.

Draft specifications may be inspected free of charge at the Town Hall (Play Services Office – Prefab 1) on weekdays between 09.00 and 17.00.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting he welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to a satisfactory Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) check. For all teaching staff a GTC check is also required.

If you wish to discuss the contract please contact Teresa Constantinou on 020-8871-7792.

G K Jones, Chief Executive and Director of Administration

Town Hall, Wandsworth, London SW18 2PU

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Closing date for the above two posts: Monday, 18 May 2009.

Wandsworth Council is number one for value and service and you will be joining a winning team. We are one of the leading leisure and sport services providers in London and we are seeking to fill some new posts to take us forward in developing a sporting and physical activity culture for everyone within Wandsworth. Wandsworth is currently the second most active borough in London, we have a strong partnership with the PCT and we have won awards for disability sports provision.

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