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Management and operation of leisure facilities in South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils are seeking to appoint a leisure management contractor to manage, operate and promote their leisure facilities. The councils currently operate twelve sites and the contract will consist of wet, dry and community facilities.

The incoming contractor will be required to undertake full management responisbilities for all aspects of leisure facility operation in order to deliver the councils key objectives. This will include, but not be limited to: programming, marketing, maintenance, staff training and development, bookings and membership.

It is envisaged that the contract shall be for ten years with the option for the councils to extend for a further five years at their sole discretion. The councils are prepared to consider alternatives during the process. The contract commencement date is 1 September 2014.

The councils are looking for one contractor to be appointed to the contract as detailed in the OJEU notice 2013/S 099-169844. Interested organisations are required to complete a Pre- Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) which can be downloaded from the South East Business Portal:

The deadline for submission of the PQQ is 1pm on Monday 1 July 2013.

The Leisure Property Forum


Date: Wednesday 19 June 2013 Time: 6.15pm - 8.30pm Place: At the offices of Colliers International, 50 George Street, London W1U 7GA

Fee: LPF Members: £45+vat. Non-Members: £90+vat

The event will combine an operators perspective on working through a CVA - looking at the background and process by which a CVA is put in place and considering the operational issues arising from it. And there will also be an annual review of the ten pin bowling sector examining current trading performance levels and market activity.

SEAN COOPER, Chairman, Bowlplex Limited

Sean Cooper is a serial company chairman and turnaround expert. In his early career Sean was COO at Gatwick Airport and Connaught Group and more latterly a founding partner at Better Capital, a PE fund specialising in operationally distressed investments. Sean is a member of the IFT and a panel member of a number of work out divisions of UK banks. Following a recommendation from RBS he was appointed as chair of Bowlplex Limited to lead their recent restructuring which involved a CVA which came into effect in March 2012.

NEIL RICHMOND, Director, Neil Richmond & Co

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

Join the LPF

MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES: l Regular networking opportunities l A full programme of leisure property related early evening seminars l Details of forthcoming LPF events and other industry dates on our website l Members’ rates to LPF seminars and events l Complimentary places at some events l A free subscription to Leisure Opportunities magazine, which features regular LPF columns, tenders, for sale adverts and property news

l A 10% discount on property advertising in Leisure Opportunities magazine l A dedicated LPF monthly email bulletin, delivered straight to your mailbox l Access to the full listing of all our members


Michael Emmerson, LPF Administration E: T: 01462 471932 F: 01462 433909 W:

Neil is a well known leisure property consultant who offers over twenty five years experience in the sector and counts Bowlplex, Cineworld, Gala Coral Group, Namco Operations, Rank Group and Vue Entertainment amongst his many operator clients. He has been involved in various CVA scenarios including Bowlplex and Newbury Leisure.

CHAIRMAN: JAMES SHORTHOUSE, Director and Head of Licensed & Leisure, Colliers International

James is one of the leading advisers in the UK pub, bar, restaurant and leisure sectors whose clients include Punch, Marstons, M&B and Stonegate as well as various banks, major lenders and insolvency practitioners whom he has advised in exiting from distressed lending positions.

WORKING THROUGH A CVA and a review of the bowling sector



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