Themed Market Operations

Themed Market Operations

Wolverhampton CIty Council are looking for companies to operate a series of Themed Markets throughout the area.

Reference number: PC194A

Deadline date: 25/04/2012

This deadline is for… Return of the tender documents

Contract value: £30,000 – £150,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: WolverhamptonThe work will be carried out in the Wolverhampton area

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? No

Name of the buying organisation: Wolverhampton City Council


Description of the contract

Wolverhampton CIty Council are looking for companies to operate a series of Themed Markets throughout the area.




Classification of the contract

98390000 Other services


Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 01/08/2012 – 31/07/2017


Who to contact

Contact name Sean Hynes

Address Corporate Procurement Unit, Civic Centre, St Peter’s Square, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV1 1RL

Telephone 01902554950

Extension number:

Fax 01902555095


Web address


How to apply

Wolverhampton, like many other areas of the country, has been suffering during the current economic downturn however the Council is making a concerted effort to improve the offering to shoppers in the region and make Wolverhampton City Centre and Districts within the City a key shopping destination. The City Council expects the operator of this contract to make a significant impact to this aspiration by building on existing provision to deliver a programme of themed and regular markets. Wolverhampton Council currently delivers an annual programme of Themed markets within the City. The programme includes a series of Continental markets, monthly farmers markets and a Christmas market. The programme is delivered using a number of operators who provide traders, stalls onsite management, security and provision of power and electrical installations. Generally themed markets are delivered in Dudley Street and Queen Square which is the main pedestrianized shopping area within the City Centre. However there are other areas within the City which can be used for delivery of these events, these areas are Market Square, Bilston High Street, Wednesfield High Street, Tettenhall Green, and Bantock Park. The Council also ensures delivery of Bilston Bank Holiday/Sunday markets which have been very popular and should be continued in a similar format to that presently in operation. In addition the Council is looking for the operator to make proposals for events in other open spaces within the City Centre and Districts e.g. Wednesfield, Bilston, Wolverhampton Market Square, Civic Centre, Wolverhampton parks and proposals for a marketing programme to promote all events Alternative proposals /suggestions around how the above may be provided are welcomed