Leisure Services Contract Northumberland – Soft Market Testing
- Are you interested in being a key player in delivering high quality, cost effective leisure services across Northumberland?
- Northumberland County Council
- Soft market testing event – Leisure Services
- Dear Leisure Operator
Are you interested in being a key player in delivering high quality, cost effective leisure services across Northumberland? Are you willing to commit to and invest in improving the health and well-being of residents? Are you prepared to contribute innovation and growth to the economy and social capital of Northumberland? If the answer to these questions is YES then read on.
Northumberland County Council currently oversees the management of 10 Leisure centres, a variety of smaller facilities and sports development delivered through four leisure operators and an “in house” team. The Council wishes to simplify the management arrangements, improve operational efficiency and ensure consistent service quality across the county. It is therefore proposing to place all of its facilities into a single procurement contract to be let on a phased basis.
As a first step the Council will be holding a soft market testing event on Wednesday 5th September 2012 from 10am – 4pm allowing the Council to engage with operators to test its proposals and assumptions against current best practice. The day will include an introduction from the Council followed by “break out” sessions to discuss key issues (see prospectus) critical to the procurement process.
To make maximum use of the day it is important that the right people attend the event. The accompanying prospectus provides more detailed information on the current service. It is important that those attending the event are able to engage with the Council in addressing the key issues highlighted in the prospectus. Operators are asked to restrict the number of attendees to no more than 3.
To record your interest in attending the event and view the prospectus you will need to log onto the Council’s Pro-contract portal or register on Pro-contract portal. Expressions of interest need to be registered via the portal by 12 noon Friday 31st August 2012.
- Mrs Karyn Wilson
- Email Address:
- 01670 533199
- County Hall
- 17/08/2012 00:00
- 31/08/2012 12:00
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