Recent Procurement Projects

These are our recent procurement projects.

For many of our recent procurement projects below, you can find out more information on our Case Studies & Projects page.

Authority Dates Project Outcome
City of Westminster 2014 Procurement of a leisure management contract In Progress
Middlesbrough Council 2014 Procurement of a leisure management contract In Progress
Forest of Dean Council 2014 Procurement of a leisure management contract In Progress
City of Cardiff 2014 Procurement of a leisure management contract In Progress
London Borough of Havering 2014 Procurement of a leisure management contract In Progress
Bath and North East Somerset Council (ongoing) 2014 Procurement for leisure management facilities, including a Community Asset transfer and a new build facility. Bath and North East Somerset Council (ongoing)
Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire DC 2013-14 Joint procurement for leisure management facilities. The Councils currently operate twelve sites and the contract will consist of wet, dry and community facilities. The preferred bidder has been selected and the contract commenced Sept 2014.
London Borough of Islington 2013-14 Leisure Management Procurement Project/ framework agreement to procure a leisure management partner for the leisure estate. Follow up procurement of the full Council estate of leisure centres. The Contract commenced April 2014. Financial improvements are in the region of £2m per annum.
Redcar and Cleveland BC 2012 Leisure Management Procurement Project to procure a leisure management partner for 5 leisure facilities. Overall savings achieved in the region of £500k per year. See article below.
London Borough of Islington  2011 /12 Leisure Management Procurement Project/ framework agreement to procure a leisure management partner through future mini competitions for the leisure estate. Framework established and contractor provided for Ironmonger Row Baths LC.
London Borough of Haringey 2011/12 Leisure Management Procurement Project to procure a leisure management partner for 3 indoor and outdoor leisure facilities. Overall savings achieved in the region of £750k per annumover the 15 year contract term.
London Borough of Waltham Forest  2012/13 Achieved a significant reduction in overall management fee together with the provision of a new regional leisure centre and 2 further refurbished leisure centres over a 25 year contract.The funding of the capital developments is via prudential borrowing. Total capital investment; £23m, approximate average annual revenue savings including cost of capital, £800k per annum. Total capital investment; £23m, approximate average annualrevenue savings including cost of capital, £800k per annum.
Corporation of London 2011/12 Overall reduction in revenue subsidy achieved (resulting in an annual payment TO the Council) with substantial risk transfer passing to the new contractor.Added value approximately £100k per annum. Added value approximately £100k per annum.
Joint procurement Charnwood Borough Council / Melton Borough Council  2011/12 Joint leisure Management procurement, with investment into the centres. Charnwood BC – Added value approximately £400k per annum within investment into the centres.Melton BC – Reduced subsidy, and significant investment agreed for redeveloped leisure centre within the agreed subsidy.
Guildford Borough Council 2011 Leisure Management Contract including the Guildford Spectrum, lido and joint use facility. Overall reduction in revenue subsidy achieved (resulting in an annual payment TO the Council) with substantial risk transfer passing to the new contractorAdded value approximately £1.5m per annum (revenue benefit) over a 10 year contract term.
Southampton City Council 2010 Leisure Management procurement of a wide portfolio of indoor and outdoor facilities. Overall reduction in revenue subsidy achieved with substantial risk transfer passing to the new contractor.Added value approximately £400,000 per annum (revenue benefit) over a 15 year contract term – see extract from Leisure Opportunities below.
London Borough of Enfield   2009 Leisure Management procurement following a liquidation of a leisure trust. All facilities required investment and backlog maintenance. Significant capital investment into leisure facilities (£20m) via increased throughput and income. Overall reduction in revenue subsidy. Added value approximately £1m per annum (capital and revenue benefit) over a 20 year contract term.
London Borough of Hounslow    2007/09 Appointed as leisure consultants to assist in the procurement of all leisure, parks, libraries, arts, museums and play services.The largest leisure and culture procurement process across the UK to date. Significant revenue savings for the Council whilst levering in £25m prudential borrowing to redevelop the leisure and library portfolios. In addition, full repairing leases were agreed with new contractors, reducing significant risk to the Council. Added value approximately £2m per annum (capital and revenue benefit) over a 15 year contract term. Total added value – £30m
East Hertfordshire District Council  2008 Leisure Procurement for sports centres and joint use facilities. Subsidy significantly reduced and substantial risk transferred to the new contractor. Added value approximately £300,000 per annum.
South Oxfordshire District Council 2008 Procurement for the Council and Town Council for leisure centres. Subsidy significantly reduced and substantial risk transferred to the new contractor. Added value approximately £200,000 per annum.
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