Tourism Support Services

Tourism Support Services

Leicestershire County Council wishes to engage a suitably experienced organisation that will bring flexibility, innovation and creativity to tourism support activity in the county in order to increase leisure and business visitor numbers and spend, including an increased number of overnight stays, and to improve the range and quality of products (attractions, facilities, accommodation) offered in Leicestershire.

REFERENCE 3105
Awarding body Leicestershire County Council

Est. value

£585,000

Est. Start Date: 01/04/2013
Est. End Date: 31/03/2016

Description

Leicestershire County Council wishes to engage a suitably experienced organisation that will bring flexibility, innovation and creativity to tourism support activity in the county in order to increase leisure and business visitor numbers and spend, including an increased number of overnight stays, and to improve the range and quality of products (attractions, facilities, accommodation) offered in Leicestershire. The successful organisation will be required to operate and maintain a destination management system and marketing tools to promote the county and underpin campaigns and to deliver and/or commission campaigns to increase tourists visiting and/or staying in the county. They will be required to influence national, sub-regional and local agencies in relation to policy and funding for the benefit of the local visitor economy and to demonstrate effective partnership working with local visitor economy businesses, local tourism partnerships/ bodies, the LLEP; other key stakeholders; and adjoining areas by establishing a Board/ Partnership/ Delivery model which gives local visitor economy businesses a major voice as well as fully involving the Council and other key stakeholders, and which involves transparent decision-making with clear accountabilities and strong performance management arrangements. It is a requirement that the successful organisation creates a base and substantial presence within, or close to, the county, together with robust arrangements for measuring, understanding and reporting the impact of the contracted interventions and the performance of the local visitor economy, and the provision of research and market intelligence to underpin interventions. A key output will be to establish a clear strategy for reducing reliance on public sector funding beyond 2016, including through the generation of income and contributions from private sector partners. The targeted date of contract commencement is 1st April 2013. 

Additional information

Contract Type One off
Procurement Process Open Tender
Option to extend The contract will have an option to extend for up to a further 24 months subject to the availablity of funding
Estimated ValueText Description Five Hundred and Eighty Five Thousand Pounds
Category Professional & Advisory Services, Public Relations & Image, Consultancy, Arts & Leisure Services, Business,
CPV codes 63000000, 75000000, 79000000,
Suitable for SME YES

Document Available Until

20 November 2012

25 days

Submission Return By

27 November 2012

about 1 month

extend contract options:

The contract will have an option to extend for up to a further 24 months subject to the availablity of funding

Contact Details

Leicestershire County Council
Contracts Department
ESPO,
Barnsdale Way,
Grove Park,
Leicester,
LE19 1ES,
01162944399

This contract is being managed by Leicestershire County Council . To request documentation contact tenders@espo.org