Soft Marketing for Business Development
Soft Market Testing for a Strategic Partner to develop more business for Hampshire’s Business and Conference Tourism providers.
UK-Winchester: Advertising campaign services
Prior information notice
Section I: Contracting authority
Hampshire County Council
Economy, Transport & Environment Department, The Castle
Contact point(s): Procurement Support
SO23 8UD Winchester
Telephone: +44 1962832323
General address of the contracting authority: www.hants.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/hampshire
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes
Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)
County of Hampshire, United Kingdom.
NUTS code UKJ33
It is therefore seeking to better understand the supplier market. Please note, this is a market information exercise.
This contract is divided into lots: no
79341400, 79342000, 79413000
The County Council recognises that there is no set model for how the contracting of a strategic partner should operate. It invites organisations who could provide this type of service to register their interest in such an initiative. A consortia approach would be welcomed.
Hampshire County Council is looking to core fund the initiative to GBP 10,000 per annum and may look to a contract of up to 3 years. The County Council may also have 0.3FTE of a tourism officer to support the contract.
Consultation with stakeholders has indicated that the following approach may be required
– Conference and meeting venue promotion that focuses on Hampshire AND its local business tourism destinations eg Southampton, Portsmouth, Winchester, Farnborough, Basingstoke and New Forest
– A network of key local destination managers and key venues to determine strategic direction and potential pooling of budgets for promotional initiatives
– A framework that enables the strategic partner to develop and support bids for external funding in collaboration with destinations and venues. This could provide the means to extend and enhance the range of promotional activity and funding that will be contacted through the strategic partner.
Expressions of interest can be submitted by emailing: email@example.com Interested organisations will be sent a short questionnaire to complete. The type of questions that will be asked will relate to experience in this field, project delivery model, etc.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section VI: Complementary information
Expressions of interest can be submitted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Interested organisations will be sent a short questionnaire to complete. The type of questions that will be asked will relate to experience in this field, project delivery model, etc.
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:17.6.2013