Film Business Bootcamp

Film Business Bootcamp

Contract value:£20,000 – £20,000. The objective of this bootcamp is to prepare talented filmmakers in the Tees Valley and the North East for the realities of the business they wish to enter by taking them through a practical bootcamp focused on the business of film, which will also include genuine and practical development processes in regard to team working.

Reference number: MBC0000115

Deadline date:14/09/2012

This deadline is for… The closing date for submissions is 12 noon, 14th September 2012

Contract value:£20,000 – £20,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: Middlesbrough

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? Yes

Name of the buying organisation: Middlesbrough Borough Council

 

Description of the contract

DigitalCity Business has historically been part financed by the European Union and the European Regional Development Fund, and is currently applying for funding from this source for the 2012-15 period. We expect to receive confirmation of this funding later this summer. In the meantime, and to expedite project ramp up, DCB is conducting a procurement exercise for a number of services, including this invite to quote. Applicants should be aware that the contract on offer is subject to this funding being confirmed, and all application work is done at the applicant’s own risk. DigitalCity Business [DCB] is the business driver for the developing DigitalCity supercluster based in the Tees Valley, which is based on the digital and creative sectors. For the past few years, emphasis has been on the technology-driven digital areas: while there will be no reduction of focus on these areas, the time has now come to develop a number of opportunities in the creative areas. The object of this ITQ is one of these opportunities. DCB would like to commission an individual or organisation to deliver a ‘film business bootcamp’ system. The objective of this bootcamp is to prepare talented filmmakers in the Tees Valley and the North East for the realties of the business they wish to enter by taking them through a practical bootcamp focused on the business of film, which will also include genuine and practical development processes in regard to team working [in a film and TV context], idea development, industry networking and the vital elements surrounding exploitation of the ‘finished product’. These filmmakers will likely be relatively new to the industry but with some experience in it: in other words, they are not fresh graduates. To get on the course they will also have to demonstrate talent, determination and the ability to deliver [for example, through the production of their own shorts]. DCB – in line with its overall ethos – is looking for a practical system that will produce filmmakers / filmmaking teams with projects that have a genuine chance of going into development and production. And in keeping with its ethos, it is looking for people who have been there, done it, and continue to do so to deliver its system. It is not looking for submissions from individuals or organisations who are not fully committed to this outcome; neither is it looking for submissions with no real direct track record in development and production behind them. And while [for practical purposes] the system is titled here a ‘film business bootcamp’, any submission must take into account and respond to the convergence of media towards ‘transmedia’ product. Because no one individual or organisation is likely to be able to cover all the bases in this regard, the ability to broker in contributors, and to develop partnerships with appropriate other individuals or organisations will be important. We are also keen to investigate the development a sustainable model, which would allow us to extend this scheme. The main thrust of the system will be delivered at Boho One in Middlesbrough, with additional elements at other locations [as and when deemed appropriate]. All this means the system will need to be innovative and not merely a copy of other, previous film support offerings. Particular emphasis when assessing the submissions will go on the criteria mentioned above, the ability and willingness to offer close and intensive support outside the formal system, and ongoing commitment to appropriate projects. You should also note that DigitalCity and DCB are profoundly results oriented, and the bottom line on this is the creation of jobs and businesses in the Tees Valley and the North East: any submission must clearly demonstrate that it has taken this into account and has incorporated practical and achievable methods to deliver in this regard. Subject to funding [as noted above] the film business bootcamp system will be delivered between October 2012 and March 2013. The total value of the contract [or if there are contracts, the total aggregated value] will not exceed £20,000. For more information about DCB and its ethos, and about DigitalCity overall, please go to www.digitalcitybusiness.eu. DCB is part of Middlesbrough Council’s economic development unit, and operates to the Council’s procurement rules. If you / your organisation would like to submit a quote for this work, you should – • Explain your approach to the system including its structure • Detail all elements within that structure [eg workshops, events etc], clearly establishing their purpose and fit • Ensure you deal with all the criteria set out above • Clearly establish the number of filmmakers / filmmaking teams your proposal will support • Clearly set out likely results [for example, but not exclusively: number of films moving into formal development deals with established production companies; number of new companies formed; number of jobs created] • Submit costings: these should be in a way that we can work out an average ‘day rate’ for your services • Any value-addeds that will deliver benefits to this system, or the greater DigitalCity initiative You should also establish your – • Industry knowledge, practical experience and track record • Compatibility with DigitalCity, DCB and its ethos and working practices [please, no cut and paste form the website] • Ambition • Ability to fit in with a hard-working, results-focused DCB team Please note – • Your submission for the above must be no longer than 4,000 words. Middlesbrough Council reserves the right to reject any submission longer than this limit. • In addition to this submission, you must submit a schedule for the bootcamp [such as a gantt chart]. • In addition to this submission, you / your organisation may submit a CV. • All documentation submitted must be in .doc, .docx or .pdf format. Your proposals must be submitted by email to the email address shown below. Quotations@Middlesbrough.gov.uk. Please ensure the subject line of the email returning the quotation includes the quotation reference number MBC0000115 Without this number the e-quotations system will not accept the quotation. The closing date for submissions is 12 noon, 14th September 2012 If you require any further information prior to submitting your proposal please contact Alison Wilkinson at DigitalCity Business [alison.wilkinson@dcbusiness.eu]. DigitalCity Business has historically been part financed by the European Union and the European Regional Development Fund, and is currently applying for funding from this source for the 2012-15 period. We expect to receive confirmation of this funding later this summer. In the meantime, and to expedite project ramp up, DCB is conducting a procurement exercise for a number of services, including this invite to quote. Applicants should be aware that the contract on offer is subject to this funding being confirmed, and all application work is done at the applicant’s own risk. DigitalCity Business [DCB] is the business driver for the developing DigitalCity supercluster based in the Tees Valley, which is based on the digital and creative sectors. For the past few years, emphasis has been on the technology-driven digital areas: while there will be no reduction of focus on these areas, the time has now come to develop a number of opportunities in the creative areas. The object of this ITQ is one of these opportunities. DCB would like to commission an individual or organisation to deliver a ‘film business bootcamp’ system. The objective of this bootcamp is to prepare talented filmmakers in the Tees Valley and the North East for the realities of the business they wish to enter by taking them through a practical bootcamp focused on the business of film, which will also include genuine and practical development processes in regard to team working [in a film and TV context], idea development, industry networking and the vital elements surrounding exploitation of the ‘finished product’. These filmmakers will likely be relatively new to the industry but with some experience in it: in other words, they are not fresh graduates. To get on the course they will also have to demonstrate talent, determination and the ability to deliver [for example, through the production of their own shorts]. DCB – in line with its overall ethos – is looking for a practical system that will produce filmmakers / filmmaking teams with projects that have a genuine chance of going into development and production. And in keeping with its ethos, it is looking for people who have been there, done it, and continue to do so to deliver its system. It is not looking for submissions from individuals or organisations who are not fully committed to this outcome; neither is it looking for submissions with no real direct track record in development and production behind them. And while [for practical purposes] the system is titled here a ‘film business bootcamp’, any submission must take into account and respond to the convergence of media towards ‘transmedia’ product. Because no one individual or organisation is likely to be able to cover all the bases in this regard, the ability to broker in contributors, and to develop partnerships with appropriate other individuals or organisations will be important. We are also keen to investigate the development a sustainable model, which would allow us to extend this scheme. The main thrust of the system will be delivered at Boho One in Middlesbrough, with additional elements at other locations [as and when deemed appropriate]. All this means the system will need to be innovative and not merely a copy of other, previous film support offerings. Particular emphasis when assessing the submissions will go on the criteria mentioned above, the ability and willingness to offer close and intensive support outside the formal system, and ongoing commitment to appropriate projects. You should also note that DigitalCity and DCB are profoundly results oriented, and the bottom line on this is the creation of jobs and businesses in the Tees Valley and the North East: any submission must clearly demonstrate that it has taken this into account and has incorporated practical and achievable methods to deliver in this regard. Subject to funding [as noted above] the film business bootcamp system will be delivered between October 2012 and March 2013. The total value of the contract [or if there are contracts, the total aggregated value] will not exceed £20,000. For more information about DCB and its ethos, and about DigitalCity overall, please go to www.digitalcitybusiness.eu. DCB is part of Middlesbrough Council’s economic development unit, and operates to the Council’s procurement rules. If you / your organisation would like to submit a quote for this work, you should – • Explain your approach to the system including its structure • Detail all elements within that structure [eg workshops, events etc], clearly establishing their purpose and fit • Ensure you deal with all the criteria set out above • Clearly establish the number of filmmakers / filmmaking teams your proposal will support • Clearly set out likely results [for example, but not exclusively: number of films moving into formal development deals with established production companies; number of new companies formed; number of jobs created] • Submit costings: these should be in a way that we can work out an average ‘day rate’ for your services • Any value-addeds that will deliver benefits to this system, or the greater DigitalCity initiative You should also establish your – • Industry knowledge, practical experience and track record • Compatibility with DigitalCity, DCB and its ethos and working practices [please, no cut and paste form the website] • Ambition • Ability to fit in with a hard-working, results-focused DCB team Please note – • Your submission for the above must be no longer than 4,000 words. Middlesbrough Council reserves the right to reject any submission longer than this limit. • In addition to this submission, you must submit a schedule for the bootcamp [such as a gantt chart]. • In addition to this submission, you / your organisation may submit a CV. • All documentation submitted must be in .doc, .docx or .pdf format. Your proposals must be submitted by email to the email address shown below. Quotations@Middlesbrough.gov.uk. Please ensure the subject line of the email returning the quotation includes the quotation reference number MBC0000115 Without this number the e-quotations system will not accept the quotation. The closing date for submissions is 12 noon, 14th September 2012 If you require any further information prior to submitting your proposal please contact Alison Wilkinson at DigitalCity Business [alison.wilkinson@dcbusiness.eu].

 

Classification of the contract

92111310 Entertainment film production

 

Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 6 Months

 

Who to contact

Contact name Alison Wilkinson

Organisation name DigitalCity

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How to apply

Your proposals must be submitted by email to the email address shown below. Quotations@Middlesbrough.gov.uk. Please ensure the subject line of the email returning the quotation includes the quotation reference number MBC0000115 Without this number the e-quotations system will not accept the quotation. The closing date for submissions is 12 noon, 14th September 2012 If you require any further information prior to submitting your proposal please contact Alison Wilkinson at DigitalCity Business [alison.wilkinson@dcbusiness.eu].

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