Marketing Services Delivery – Request for Quotation

Marketing Services Delivery – Request for Quotation

Marketing and promotion is one of our main challenges and you will become a partner in ensuring that positive promotion reaches more potential audience members.

Cambridgeshire County Council Request for Quotation – Delivery of Marketing Services for The Library Presents programme

Contract summary

 

Industry

  • Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security – 79000000
  • Recreational, cultural and sporting services – 92000000

Location of contract

East of England

Value of contract

£24,000 to £26,000

Procurement reference

LGSS001-DN526167-24785411

Published date

10 February 2021

Closing date

1 March 2021

Closing time

12pm

Contract start date

1 April 2021

Contract end date

31 March 2023

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Other

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

Yes

 

Description

 

Creating a vibrant, exciting, diverse and inclusive programme of high quality arts activities with Libraries across Cambridgeshire
Cambridgeshire County Council is a National Portfolio Organisation funded by Arts Council England to run ‘The Library Presents’ in partnership with Babylon ARTS for five years, until March 2023.
‘The Library Presents’ programme brings high quality arts activities into towns and villages across Cambridgeshire. The programme aims to inspire and deliver a vibrant inclusive programme of high quality arts activities in accessible and welcoming venues. By 2023 our communities will enjoy, experience and expect locally chosen and diverse arts activities across the County.
We aim to raise the ambition and professionalism of programming in libraries, so that over the four years we are increasingly able to programme excellent, diverse and ‘stretching’ work – ensuring that high quality cultural activity becomes part of the core offer of the library service. Residents, staff and volunteers will get the best quality participatory, performance, digital and visual arts work and learning experience. Currently there are 25 participating libraries in each season of TLP events. There are four seasons of events planned for the coming 2 years, the first starts May 2021, with precise timing, content and approach to be decided for the remainder, based upon Covid guidance. However, we would hope to return to our pre-Covid schedule, which would be ticketed events in libraries for three months each season, Spring and Autumn).
Our existing Marketing Plan focusses on developing a County-wide presence and recognition for The Library Presents and a strategy to ensure the programme is well attended. This includes clear project branding, print and digital marketing, press coverage, and the use of social media. The audience development and marketing also relies heavily on promotion at the local level. Marketing and promotion is one of our main challenges and you will become a partner in ensuring that positive promotion reaches more potential audience members, in collaboration with the extended team of TLP, Corporate Communications, libraries, external colleagues and partners. Your role will be to increase the visibility of the programme through comms channels and lead on driving traffic to our website and the ticketing webpages. You will create news stories and articles and lead on social media. We will also expect the successful bidder to advise on possible marketing and communications improvements for future seasons and additional channels to explore.

 

How to apply

 

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

 

About the buyer

 

Contact name

Ian Gower

Address

Shire Hall
Castle Hill
Cambridge
CB3 0AP
United Kingdom

Email

ian.gower@cambridgeshire.gov.uk