Events Services Tender for Blackpool Council
Framework Agreement for the Provision of Events Management / Production Services.
UK-Blackpool: Event services
Section I: Contracting authority
1 Clifton Street
For the attention of: Donna Parkinson
FY1 1JD Blackpool
Telephone: +44 1253478977
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.blackpool.gov.uk
Electronic access to information: http://www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Recreation, culture and religion
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 26: Recreational, cultural and sporting services
NUTS code UKD42
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 300 000 and 1 000 000 GBP
Marketing Blackpool are looking to appoint a production company on a framework agreement to provide Event Management/ Production Services for large scale outdoor events. The framework agreement will primarily involve Event Management with regards to the annual Illuminations Switch-On Event, but may include other large scale events.
79952000, 92300000, 79710000, 45237000, 32342410, 51313000
Although Lights displays were staged in 1879, 1912, 1913 and then 1925 through to 1933, it was not until 1934 that a proper Switch-On Ceremony was devised to launch the Summer Season’s Grand Finale. Lord Derby did the honours, followed an impressive roll call of celebrities that include Andrew Lord Webber, Gary Barlow and in 2012, team GB, Britons Olympic Heroes.
The ceremonial concert will take place on the newly created Tower Festival Headland, which is situated directly in front of The Blackpool Tower and located on the world famous Golden Mile. The Tower Festival Headland is a purpose built event space completed and used for the first time in 2012.
Marketing Blackpool is looking to appoint the successful company on a 3 year (with the option to extend for a further 12 months) contract. This would see the successful company become the preferred supplier for the illumination switch-on until 2015 and potentially until 2016. The successful supplier may also undertake events management/ production services for other outdoor large scale events.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
(1) An extract from the ‘judicial record’ or equivalent issued by the legal or administrative authority of the country of origin, by a declaration on oath or by a solemn declaration made before a competent judicial or administrative authority, a notary or a competent professional or trade body, demonstrating that the bidder:
a) is not bankrupt or being wound up, its affairs are not being administered by the court, it has not entered into an arrangement with creditors, it has not suspended business activities or is not in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is not the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, or for an order for compulsory winding up or administration by the court or for an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) has not been convicted of an offence concerning his professional conduct by a judgment which has the force of res judicata (i.e. a matter which has already been conclusively decided by a court).
(2) A certificate issued by the competent authority in the Member State concerned, or a declaration on oath or by a solemn declaration made before a competent authority, a notary or a competent professional or trade body, to the effect that the bidder has fulfilled its obligations relating to the payment of taxes and social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which the bidder is established.
(3) A certificate, declaration under oath, or solemn declaration providing proof that the bidder is enrolled on the professional or trade registers of his country of establishment, or where no such register exists a declaration under oath or solemn declaration that he exercises the particular profession or trade.
As stated in the tender documentation.
Section IV: Procedure
Justification for the choice of accelerated procedure: The Council considers that the object of this contract described in this Notice is the provision of services falling within Part B of Schedule 3 to the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (PCR). Accordingly, the publication of this notice is not a requirement of the PCR but a precautionary measure having regards to the overarching principles of the EU Treaty. The Council does not intend to act as if it were bound by the PCR in the conduct of the procurement process (excepting as expressly required and applicable to Part B services) and neither the publication of this notice nor the use of terms used within the PCR shall be taken to imply the Council’s application of or submission to the PCR.
Section VI: Complementary information
This Tender will be run electronically via the North West’s Supplier Portal – ‘The Chest’. In order to express your interest in this Tender and to download/upload all documentation relating to this tender you must register (free of charge) on The Chest https://www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk
You must then search for this opportunity and register your interest on The Chest.
The High Court Justice of England
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:25.1.2013