Playpark work goes out to tender

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Essential repair work to Oban Community Playpark could start by the end of this month.

Argyll and Bute Council kick started the ‘quick quote’ process, via the Scottish Government’s Public Contracts Scotland portal, last week with preferred suppliers being asked to submit tenders by May 7.

Once the closing date is reached, the council will review the tenders, confirm with the playpark manufacturer Wicksteed arrangements for payment of the amount of the preferred tender, enter into contract with preferred tenderer and have them onsite as soon as possible after the closing date.

The park for five- to 15-year-olds has been closed since March 2018 after it failed a safety inspection because sections of flooring had become hazardous.

Argyll and Bute Council came to an agreement with Wicksteed Playgrounds in regards to the funding of the repair work in March.