All entries for Friday 21 September 2007

September 21, 2007

Bid £500k for Trafalgar Square Festival | Street Arts Performances.

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This contract opportunity from the Greater London Authority is to carry out: 

Creative programming, delivery and on-site management of the Trafalgar Square Festival, one of the UK's leading street performance festivals. The Festival is currently staged over 3-weekends throughout August, Thursday and Friday evenings (after-dark performances) and Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

The event welcomes a growing audience of event specific visitors, alongside a more transient audience of general visitors to Trafalgar Square averaging around 3 000 people per performance.

This 12 month contract has the option to be renewed annually, for up to an additional 3 years, so this makes the total opportunity worth over £2m.

Grant's Rant | Twenti Twelve Tenders 2007


£500,000 contract for 2008 Beijing Olympic Torch Relay

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OK this is more like the kind of opportunities you can expect from the 2012 Tender Detector - Its the London leg of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Torch Relay - Finale Event.

On Sunday 6th April 2008 the Torch Relay will follow a pre-determined route across London with a total of 80 torchbearers carrying the Olympic flame. Along the route a number of community events and media moments aimed at attracting the public to come out in large numbers and welcome the flame as it passes through the city.

Bidders are required to provide programming, delivery and on-site management of the Torch Relay finale event. Of course this is a one off event, but it is very significant for the start of the run-up to the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games.

Grant's Rant | Twenti Twelve Tenders 2007


£140,000 to Manage UK's Leading Outdoor Disability Arts Festival

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OK, this is a much smaller event which showed up on the radar, but it is still a £140,000 business opportunity. This contract is to provide creative programming, delivery and on-site management (including disability access planning), for the UK's leading outdoor Disability arts festival.

London's Liberty disability rights festival, is a free one-day event that takes place on Trafalgar Square.  Liberty is a showcase for creative work by Deaf and disabled artists and performers, working in conjunction with an advisory group of disability organisations. The event attracts an audience of around 5 000 people (15 000 people throughout the day).

As this contract could be extended for a further 3 years, the business could grow to a sizable £560,000 !

Grant's Rant | Twenti Twelve Tenders 2007


Bid for RISE: London United Against Racism Tender | £385k to £515k Opportunity

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Yet another opportunity for an event management contract from the Greater London Authority.

Creative programming, delivery and on-site management of Rise: London United Against Racism - a free large-scale (multi-stage) outdoor music festival, which attracts an audience of around 40,000 people at any one time (up to 100 000 over the day). The festival will be staged in a Greenfield Park location. The event features a varied programme of multi cultural performances (comprising of wide range of music styles) and visitor experiences.

With possible contract extensions, you could be looking at approximately £2m.

Grant's Rant | Twenti Twelve Tenders 2007


London St Patrick's Day Festival | Tender for £350k

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If organising the News Year's Eve event in London is too big, perhaps the St Patrick's Day Festival contract for £350,000 is more to your liking. Especially if you have experience in programming Irish and Celtic performers.

The St Patrick's Day Festival is a free entry event attracting combined audiences of 150,000 people throughout the day. The event features a varied programme of Irish themed cultural performances (comprising of popular and traditional music and dance) and visitor experiences.

This twelve month contract, has the option to be extended for an additional three years - so another good chance to build a track record for 2012 related events, not to mention trousering £1.4 million!

Grant's Rant | Twenti Twelve Tenders 2007


Can you organise London's New Year's Eve Event, for about £1.35m

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Can you organise London's New Year's Eve Event, for about £1.35m ex-VAT? If so the Greater London Authority need to hear from you.

Occasionally our 2012 Tender Detector picks up business opportunities which are not directly linked to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. There are going to be a whole host of events between now and the end of the Games. These will of course need to be organised, which is a business opportunity in itself, but each event brings other requirements - supply of food and drink, catering, support staff, transport, logistics and deliveries, security etc.

London's New Year's Eve Event is one of the opportunities which requires an events organisation and management contract. Now £1.35m is pretty good, but if you do a good job, the contract can be extended for an additional 3 years - which makes a whopping £5,400,000. And a good track record here would put you in pole position for 2012 events.

The event consists of a 10-minute midnight fireworks display, which for the past 4-years has been staged using the London Eye as its focal point. However, given the popularity of the event, provision should be made in respect of audience welfare and viewing facilities at multiple sites in London (including Trafalgar Square and Parliament Square) for a period of up to 6-hours.

Bidders will need experience in large scale crowd management operations, for audiences in excess of 1,080,000 people - so even considering my pub management experience, I think this is a tad out of my league! Maybe one for Warwick Hospitality?

Grant's Rant | Twenti Twelve Tenders 2007


London 2012 Olympic Tenders | Wetlands Area Bridges

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More detaills about the Wetlands Area Bridges contract I mentioned. Its the fifth package of work relating to the Structures, Bridges and Highways programme - Already! This design and build contract will include the construction of two permanent foot bridges over the River Lea and a single permanent foot bridge over the Channelsea River, plus some temporary bridges. They are all to be located in the northern area of the Olympic Park in Stratford.

Start by submitting a pre qualification questionnaire response to the London 2012 e-Tendering Service. You will need a £76m annual turnover, and have £5m professional indemnity insurance to qualify though. Or you can form a consortium bid as long as each party has over £25m annual turnover.

Grant's Rant | Twenti Twelve Tenders 2007


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