GB-Sea: Tender for Leisure Management

Competitive Contract Notice

1. Title: GB-Sea: Tender for Leisure Management
2. Awarding Authority:
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council
Civic Centre, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 6ER, United Kingdom
Tel. 01702 534028, Email:
Attn: D Mitchell
3. Contract Type: Services
Sub Type: Recreational, cultural and sporting services.

4. Description: Recreational, cultural and sporting services. The aim of this tender exercise is to secure a long term partnership with a Contractor, to ensure that the people of Southend receive high quality, cost effective leisure services that meets the needs of users at affordable prices. The Council wishes to work with a Contractor who will have full operational responsibility for the facilities and provide the service in a way that is sympathetic to its corporate priorities; and Leisure and Sport Strategy objectives, and will work in partnership with the schools, clubs and voluntary organisations active in sport and physical activity across the Borough.The Council recognises that the relationship with the Contractor will be a partnership. Within this relationship the Council’s role is to specify the services to be provided and monitor service delivery. The Council’s specification reflects its policies and objectives for leisure services, focusing on increasing participation, improving health outcomes for the local population, enhancing equality of opportunity and ensuring the residents receive a high quality service.Against this background, the Council does not seek to be prescriptive about the programmes and methods of service deliver employed by the Contractor. Indeed, the Council recognises the need for flexibility by both parties. Bidders should view this as an opportunity to work in partnership for the benefit of all parties with the focus on the community. The Contractor will be able to maximise income by increasing usage as direct result of providing customers with the required service at a fair price.The base requirement of this contract is considered to be a Part B service. Therefore, the Council will utilise an Open Procedure in line with the Public Procurement Regulations 2006 as amended by The Public Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009.
5. CPV Codes:
92000000 - Recreational, cultural and sporting services.

6. NUTS Codes :
UKH31 - Southend-on-Sea

7. Main Site or Location of Works, Main Place of Delivery or Main Place of Performance: Southend-on-Sea,
8. Reference Attributed by the Awarding Authority:
9. Estimated Value of Requirement: Category F: 1M to 5M
Currency: GBP
10. Deadline for Expression of Interest: 23/03/2015 16:00:00
11. Address to which they must be sent:
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council
Civic Centre, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 6ER, United Kingdom
Tel. 01702 534028, Email:
Attn: D Mitchell

12. Other Information:
Other Information: The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender. To request the Tender Documents in relation to this Tender, please email; . The closing date to request a copy of these documents is; 23/03/2015. Completed tenders must be returned before: Noon on the 13th of April 2015
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Period of Work Start date: 01/07/2015
Period of Work End date: 30/06/2024

Award Criteria: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the tender documents

Funding: N/A
Is this a Framework Agreement?: no