Sports Facilities Operation Services Sunderland
This entity will develop, manage, operate and maintain the following leisure facilities (“the Leisure Facilities”): 1. Sunderland Aquatic Centre, which is a sports facility that includes a fifty metre indoor pool, a twenty five metre diving pool (diving boards at 1m, 3m and 5m), two exercise studios and a Wellness Centre and facilities to host national and regional competitions.
United Kingdom-Sunderland: Sports facilities operation services
Section I: Contracting authority
The Council of the City of Sunderland
Civic Centre Burdon Road
For the attention of: Kevin Marshall
SR2 7DN Sunderland
Telephone: +44 1915611088
Fax: +44 1915531090
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.sunderland.gov.uk
Electronic access to information: http://www.nepoportal.org
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://www.nepoportal.org
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
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, UK.
NUTS code UKC23
1. Sunderland Aquatic Centre, which is a sports facility that includes a fifty metre indoor pool, a twenty five metre diving pool (diving boards at 1m, 3m and 5m), two exercise studios and a Wellness Centre and facilities to host national and regional competitions;
2. Silksworth Sports Complex, which is a sports facility that includes one 165m dry ski slope along with two nursery slopes, a fishing lake, athletics track, synthetic football pitches (currently closed) and a wheeled sports park;
3. Silksworth Tennis Centre, Community Pool and Wellness Centre, which is a sports centre which includes eight indoor tennis courts, ten outdoor tennis courts, a twenty five metre pool, a Wellness Centre, indoor softplay area, cafeteria, sensory room and an outdoor adventure play area;
4. Washington Leisure Centre – the current facility includes a twenty five metre pool with aqua slide, eight court sports hall, two squash courts, sauna and steam room,exercise studio, meeting rooms and a Wellness Centre.The site is currently subject to redevelopment and a new replacement facility is due to open in approximately May 2015 when the existing facility will close. The new facility will include a Wellness Centre expanded from 40 stations to 100 stations, the swimming pool will see an additional aqua slide. In addition, new football facilities with six new 3G floodlit outdoor pitches will also be provided;
5. Houghton Sports Complex, which is a sports centre that includes a Wellness Centre, four court sports hall, outdoor artificial football pitch, wheeled sports park, six rink indoor bowls facility, exercise studio, meeting rooms and adjoining the centre is a Welfare Hall used to stage events;
6. Seaburn Leisure Centre, which is a sports facility that includes an eight court sports hall, a Wellness Centre and exercise studio and large bookable event space at entrance;
7. Bunny Hill Wellness Centre, which is a sports facility that includes a Wellness Centre which is situated within the Sunderland Customer Services Centre;
8. Hetton Community Pool and Wellness Centre which is a sports facility that includes a twenty five metre pool, learner pool, sauna and steam room, Wellness Centre and multi purpose activity room;
9. Raich Carter Sports Centre, which is a sports facility that includes a twenty five metre pool with moveable floor, a Wellness Centre, sports hall, artificial turf footbal pitch (full size), cafeteria and an IT suite.
The Leisure Facilities are currently owned and managed by the Council with the exception of the Raich Carter Sports Centre which currently operates as a Local Authority Controlled Company.
The Council is seeking a partner with whom it can establish a joint venture company to drive through the transformation of its Leisure Facilities. The council is seeking innovative solutions to its strategic objectives and would envisage that the Council would transfer the Leisure Facilities into the new entity on the terms to be discussed during the dialogue and provide an existing customer base. It is expected that the provisions of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 will apply to this procurement.
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Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 50 000 000 and 120 000 000 GBP
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Description of particular conditions: Service providers may be asked to actively participate in the achievement of certain social and/or environmental objectives. Accordingly the contract may include contract performance conditions relating to social and/or environmental objectives.
The PQQ sets out the information required in respect of the Economic and Financial Capacity.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Further details as set out in the PQQ.
In accordance with Articles 48-50 of the Directives 2004/18/EC and Regulation 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) and as set out in the PQQ available from the contact in I.1.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Further details as set out in the PQQ.
Section IV: Procedure
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: as set out in the PQQ
Section VI: Complementary information
Due to the alternative delivery model structure proposed, bidders will need to adopt a flexible approach to their relationship with the Council to:
1.improve the Sports and Leisure Facilities and increase customer volumes and revenues; and
2. invest in the Sports and Leisure Facilities and/or develop new facilities;
3. work with the Council to achieve improved health and wellbeing outcomes and increase participation in sport and physical activity.
In return the Council proposes to:
1. transfer the Sports and Leisure Facilities under long term leases to the Joint Venture company;
2. transfer other relevant assets to the Joint Venture Company(e.g.wellness equipment and novation of relevant contracts);
3. transfer relevant experienced staff under TUPE;
4. provide an existing customer base, membership packages and card holders; and
5. commit to provide revenue support to the Joint Venture company for a number of years after the transfer of assets has been completed. The level of such revenue support will be discussed during the dialogue and will depend on the proposals received from bidders.
The exact form, nature and structure of the corporate entity to be established, the parties’ equity stakes, the governance arrangements and the level of equity investment from the partner will be determined through the procurement process.
The Council may also at its discretion offer the Joint Venture company surplus land at or in the vicinity of the Sports and Leisure facilities including (without limitation ) the Silksworth site for potential development opportuntities in order to support the operation of the leisure facilities.
Please note that the Sports and Leisure Services to which this procurement exercise relates fall within Part B of Schedule 3 to the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (“the Regulations”). Whilst the Service requirement has been advertised in the OJEU the placement of this advertisement or any other indication shall not be taken to mean that the Council intend to hold themselves bound by any of the Regulations except those appplicable to Part B Residual Services.
Section II.3 – the Council envisage that the Joint Venture will run indefinitely so long as it remains commercially viable and subject to the performance and governance arrangements agreed with the successful provider during the procurement process. Any subsidy requirement from the Council will be expected to reduce to nil over an agreed period which will be the subject of dialogue with bidders.
The Council is holding an event in relation to this opportunity to be held on the 27.11.2013 at Sunderland Aquatic Centre, Stadium Park, Sunderland ,Tyne and Wear, SR5 1SU commencing at 11:00 am. Further information will be provided with the PQQ documents.
If you wish to attend this event please contract Kevin Marshall, Procurement Specialist (Commercial) email@example.com
The Council reserves the right not to award the contract in whole or part, to cancel or amend the tender process and does not bind itself to accept any tender. The Council shall not be liable under any circumstances for any costs or expenses incurred by any tenderer or prospective tenderer in responding to this notice or in taking partin this procurement process.
Section II.1.9: Variants may be accepted. The Council will confirm whether variants will be accepted and the basis upon which such variants may be submitted in the tender/contract documents.
The PQQ and the MOI are available online at ‘www.nepoportal.org‘ Tender Reference QTLE – 9D6CDV from the date of dispatch of this notice.
Expressions of interest must be by way of completion and return of the PQQ by the time and date specified in Section IV 3.4.
The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006/5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the Regulations to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:5.11.2013