Tri-Borough Cultural Services

Tri-Borough Cultural Services

Initially the Leisure Contract will comprise of the management of 7 leisure centres and 3 additional sports facilities. The Partnership may wish to consider the feasibility of adding leisure management services at 7 or more other leisure sites during the Contract term.

UK-Harrow: recreational, cultural and sporting services

2012/S 40-064955

Prior information notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

London Borough of Harrow
Civic Centre, Station Road
For the attention of: Mark Johnson
HA1 2UD Harrow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2084168157
E-mail: mark.johnson@harrow.gov.uk
Fax: +44 2084241203

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.harrow.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://harrow.bravosolution.co.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: yes

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

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

Tri-Borough Cultural Services.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 26: Recreational, cultural and sporting services
The London Boroughs of Brent, Ealing & Harrow.
NUTS code UKI23

II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:

The London Boroughs of Brent, Ealing and Harrow are cooperating closely on a project to transform cultural services across all three boroughs.
As a first step in this process, the three Councils are considering entering into a partnership with an external provider to deliver a range of leisure centre management services to their communities for a period of ten years from Spring 2013. At the same time, two of the three Councils – Ealing and Harrow – are considering expanding this to include the management of their library services for a period of five years with the option to extend to up to a further 5 years. The Councils will consider proposals from a single provider for both the leisure and the libraries services, as well as from providers interested in a single service.
Initially the Leisure Contract will comprise of the management of 7 leisure centres and 3 additional sports facilities. The Partnership may wish to consider the feasibility of adding leisure management services at 7 or more other leisure sites during the Contract term.
Initially the Library contract will comprise of the management, operation and development of library services for 25 Libraries.
The Partnership may wish to consider the feasibility of changes to the composition of the libraries estate at a later stage.
For the right management partner(s), this represents one of the largest and most innovative procurements in the public cultural services sector to date. It is an opportunity to become established as the leading practitioner(s) in strategic, crossborough cultural partnerships. With a combined population approaching 800,000 people, the provider(s) will have access to one of the largest and most diverse communities in the UK. Only Birmingham has a larger population outside Greater London.
Whilst neighbourhoods across the three boroughs are having to manage the impacts associated with the challenging financial climate, West London is well positioned for economic growth. Transport links are excellent and will be enhanced from 2018 by Crossrail.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 140 000 000 and 160 000 000 GBP
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

92000000, 92500000, 92600000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

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
VI.2)Additional information:

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:

23.2.2012