The Invitation to Tender (ITT) for the Phase 1 building works has now gone out.

It has been sent to five companies who had expressed an interest and had been assessed by our professional team as being capable of delivering the building works required.

The ITT covers the refurbishment of the Pavilion, the new Community Hub and Café, the four changing room block and the extra two changing room block, as shown in the picture, plus the new services these buildings will need.

Those companies sent the ITT will have six weeks until the deadline for submitting, after which MCA will be reviewing the submissions… and in the meantime keeping our fingers crossed that inflation, BREXIT and COVID have not had too big an impact on our budgets, which we prepared in early 2020.

Update – 04 November 2021

Mumbles Community Association has extended the deadline for the return of tenders for the Phase 1 building works at Underhill Park.

The decision has been made as a result of feedback from the companies who have been invited to submit a bid for the work.

A number of these companies have informed MCA that they are experiencing staff shortages and other challenges and these pressures have already led to two companies withdrawing. It has been possible to replace one of these companies, but to ensure that all the remaining companies are able to submit their best price, the decision has been made to extend the deadline for the submissions by two weeks.

Final tenders will now be submitted by 19 November.

Time will be needed to evaluate the four submissions expected, so a decision on the successful tender is likely to be made in December.