Tourism support services Leicestershire

Tourism support services Leicestershire

The purpose of this PIN is to investigate the market to assess the level of interest in providing tourism support services to Leicestershire County Council. The information received from interested parties will be used to inform the future procurement process used for this service.

UK-Leicester: travel agency, tour operator and tourist assistance services

2012/S 93-153864

Prior information notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Leicestershire County Council
Corporate Procurement Unit, County Hall, Leicester Road, Glenfield
For the attention of: Caroline Dickens
LE3 8RE Leicester
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement@leics.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.leicestershire.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity

General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Tourism support services.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 27: Other services
Leicestershire.
NUTS code UKF22

II.3)Information on framework agreement

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:

The purpose of this PIN is to investigate the market to assess the level of interest in providing tourism support services to Leicestershire County Council. The information received from interested parties will be used to inform the future procurement process used for this service. Ultimately the Council’s intention is to employ an organisation that will bring flexibility, innovation and creativity to tourism support activity in the County in order to increase visitor numbers and spend. The Council will be looking for any provider of this service to have an established track record of delivering successful destination management activity.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 585 900,00 and 976 500,00 GBP
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

63500000, 63513000, 73000000, 75125000, 79340000, 79341000, 79341100, 79341200, 79341400, 79342000, 79342200, 79416000, 79416100, 79416200

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.8)Additional information:

Through issuing this PIN, Leicestershire County Council is seeking feedback from the market on the possibility of tendering its tourism support services. Any organisation interested in participating in this exercise should request a questionnaire from the named contract and return their responses by 8th June 2012. Interested parties should note that the County Council may seek further clarification and/or hold discussions with organisations who respond via the questionnaire.
Please note, the County Council intend to use the information gathered to inform the options appraisal with regard to future tendering of the service. Participating in this exercise will not affect any party positively or negatively during any eventual procurement process and the County Council reserves the right not to proceed with any procurement process. Interested parties are further advised that any information submitted during the market sounding exercise will not form part of any eventual procurement process and that a failure to respond to this notice will not preclude them from responding to any future contract notice.
The County Council will not meet any costs incurred by any party in responding to this notice. All responses will be treated as confidential.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:

14.5.2012