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OF GOLF COURSES Contract Ref: NWCE-97SCKY - Appointment of a specialist golf operating partner for the development, management and maintenance of the Liverpool North and Allerton Golf courses

Liverpool City Council is seeking a specialist golf operating partner for the development, management and maintenance of its municipal golf courses. The Municipal Golf Courses are currently managed directly by LCC.

The Golf Courses are an important component of the excellent provision of Leisure and Cultural Facilities in the City. They provide affordable opportunities for a diverse range of people of all ages to participate in Golf and to benefit from healthy physical activity.

LCC will offer an exclusive leasehold interest of up to 25 years on both of the golf facilities including the existing land and buildings within the demise.

LCC is open to exploring innovative ways of structuring the partnerships to secure maximum value, and arrangements that can deliver mutual benefits. LCC will therefore welcome proposals from all forms of company including not for profit organisations and consortia.

To express your interest in this opportunity and access the PQQ questionnaire documents, your company will need to register on a procurement portal called ‘The Chest’ which is operated by Due North. Once you have completed your questionnaire you will be required to submit it through ‘The Chest’ portal. Please note, the document will only be available on ‘The Chest’. Once you have registered you will receive an alert for this opportunity, you will need to follow the instructions as a ‘Supplier’ to enable you to return your completed questionnaire.

To register your organisation on The Chest click on the following link go to ‘Suppliers’ area and click on ‘register free’.

The closing date for the return of completed PQQ documents is 12.00 noon Friday 14th June 2013.


Suffolk Coastal District Council is seeking to appoint Contractor(s) who wish to be considered for the Leisure Options Phase 1 Services as follows:-

Leisure Options Phase 1 will primarily consider the following services, managing, operating and delivering Suffolk Coastal District Council’s strategic leisure services. Services to include (but not limited to) the following facilities:

• Felixstowe Leisure Centre • Brackenbury Sports Centre • Deben Swimming Pool • Leiston Leisure Centre

Future consideration which may include (but not limited to): • Countryside Management • Sports, Arts and heritage development • Theatres • Play areas and development • Leisure facility development • Tourism and associated facilities • Management of leisure facilities on behalf of third parties

It should be noted that Suffolk Coastal District Council (SCDC) and Waveney District Council (WDC) have a shared services partnership arrangement, please see link below for further details:

Waveney District Council (WDC) is the preferred shared service partner of Suffolk Coastal District Council (SCDC).

Under the shared services arrangement for maximising efficiencies and best value purposes it may be considered that Waveney District Council could utilize this contract (if any awarded) in the future.

The initial contract period is likely to be set for a minimum of 15 years (reviewed in five year blocks) with an option of three, five year extensions potentially available, subject to satisfactory performance and at SCDC’s discretion.

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council (NBBC) Leisure Management Contract

NBBC is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from suitable leisure management operators, including existing non-profit distributing organisations and private sector operators to enter into a contract to manage, develop and operate the Council’s sports and leisure centres in line with the Council’s strategic objectives for leisure. The Council is seeking innovative solutions to deliver key objectives, to improve access to sport and leisure across the Council’s demographic and to provide a substantially improved revenue position.

The facilities that are to be included in the scope of this procurement are: • Pingles Leisure Centre • Bedworth Leisure Centre • Jubilee Sports Centre • Etone Sports Centre*

The contract will be for a term of 7 years, and will include provision for a further potential extension of up to another 3 years. The proposed contract commencement date is 1st May 2014. *Etone Sports Centre is a dual use facility and may or may not be included within the Management Contract. The Invitation to Tender (ITT) will confirm whether or not Etone is to be included.

In order to be included on the Council’s select list to be invited to tender, potential bidders must complete a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire and demonstrate a proven successful track record of managing leisure centres. The successful contractor will then be selected through a formal tender process.

Social Value for these services has been considered.

The Council considers that the existing staff at the leisure centres will transfer under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE).

The Council considers this contract to be a Service Concession. However, the Council intends to follow an approach which is broadly similar to that for the restricted procedure set out in Regulation 16 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 but to allow for some limited negotiation and variants including the opportunity for interested organisations to present an added value variant bid for both this contract and for the sports development contract.

Where there are more than 6 operators who achieve the minimum standards required to achieve a pass the 6 top scoring operators will be invited to tender. If less than 6 pass all those who pass will be invited approved subject to there being a sufficient number to achieve genuine competition.

Interested organisations can register and request a pre-qualification questionnaire through the Council’s e Tender portal at

The closing date for the return of completed questionnaires is the 18th June 2013 at 12.00 noon

The anticipated contract start for the above service is April 2014.

The procurement process will be conducted via the Suffolk Sourcing e-tendering system; interested parties can view the PQQ and associated documents once registration has taken place. Guidance can be found on the following link under the User Guide section:

The Suffolk e-Sourcing Tender box will be open from 14.00 hrs Friday 17th May 2013 and will close at Noon hrs (12:00) on Thursday 20th June 2013.

If you require any further information at this stage please do not hesitate to contact

All rights reserved (17 May 2013). This advert is expressly provided to and solely for the use of Suffolk Coastal District Council and must not be used by or distributed to any other party without the prior written consent of Suffolk Coastal District Council who accept no liability of whatsoever nature for any use by any other party.


The estimated overall budget for the Contract (if any Contract awarded) is in the region of £25 Million over the 30 year period. The Current cost of the Leisure Options services (2013/14) is estimated to be approximately at £875k per annum.

Any potential Bidders need to be mindful of continual pressure on Public Sector budgets. SCDC reserve the right to review the budget at any point during the contract period (if any contract is awarded).

Please be aware, should you get through to the next stage of the procurement process a financial guarantee is likely be required as per SCDC’s Contract Procedure Rules and Financial Procedure Rules.

Under the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 the contracting authority must Consider:

(a) how/what is proposed to be procured might improve the economic, social and environmental well-being of the area where it exercises its functions, and (b) how, in conducting the process of procurement, it might act with a view to securing that improvement. Accordingly, the subject matter of the contract has been considered to take into account the priorities of the contracting authority relating to economic, social and environmental well-being. These priorities will be described in the invitation to tender and are reflected in environmental and social characteristics in the evaluation criteria for the award of the contract (if any awarded).

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