Feasibility Study for a Grant Scheme in Luton

Feasibility Study for a Grant Scheme in Luton

Arts Council England are seeking a service provider to provide a feasibility study to determine an operating programme for a new cultural grant funding scheme for Luton Town.

THE ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND

Contract summary

Industry

Construction and Real Estate, Printing and Publishing

Location of contract

Nationwide

Value of contract (£)

£20,000 – £30,000

Published date

18 March 2015

Closing date

02 April 2015

Contract start date

20 April 2015

Contract end date

31 July 2017

Arts Council England are seeking a service provider to provide a feasibility study to determine an operating programme for a new cultural grant funding scheme for Luton Town.

Description

Luton is in bottom 20% of arts engagement and significant historic investment has not led to increased public engagement. In July 2014 Arts Council England (ACE) agreed to invest £1,500,000 between 2015-18 into Luton to support the developing cultural infrastructure to present ambitious art and increase audience engagement. The funding will be expected to link with the following working outcomes: • A sustainable, high quality cultural offer in Luton • Increased business growth over the funding period directly for arts and cultural organisations, and indirectly for local town centre businesses • Increased quality and level of public engagement in culture • The life chances of local people (in Luton) are improved • The most vulnerable (people in Luton) are supported by arts and cultural activities ACE is seeking to engage with a service provider to refine the approach and develop an operating plan for this investment (which has full agreement and support from key stakeholders including ACE). The service provider is also required to provide considered recommendations around areas such as budget allocation, governance, management, timelines, outcomes and measures of success. The contract will commence in April and run until July 2015. The estimated value of this contract is up to £30,000 inclusive of VAT and all expenses and travel costs. Bids in excess of this value will be excluded. Further information about our requirements is available in the ITT.

About the buyer

Address

21 Bloomsbury Street

London

WC1B 3HF

England

Email

procurement@biglotteryfund.org.uk

Website

http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/

Other information

Attachments

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/3WH46W2K64

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Appendix 2 – Model of Change.docx

Appendix 2

FINAL ITT – Feasibility Study Luton.docx

ITT

Return of Tender: – You must complete and submit your tender response/proposal electronically into the secure document exchange by the tender response deadline of 12 noon on Thursday 2 April 2015. To submit your response/proposal please follow the instructions below: 1. Complete your tender response/proposal. 2. Go to www.delta-esourcing.com and login using your username and password. 3. Click on the ‘Responses Manager’ tab and then click on the title “Feasibility study for a grant scheme in Luton” (access code: 3WH46W2K64) link: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/3WH46W2K64 4. Click on the ‘Deposit Tenders Responses’ tab. 5. Click on ‘Browse’ and select the file that contains your tender response/proposal. Then click on ‘Submit’ to upload your tender response/proposal.

How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided

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