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
Lichfield Council 2016-2018 Procurement for the council’s main leisure centre and joint use centre Contract awarded to an established trust with a commencement date planned for February 2018
Ashford Borough Council 2017 Max Associates were appointed in August 2017 to support he Council with the procurement of the leisure facilities Ongoing
North Devon 2017 Following the completion of the ANOG and the approval of £1.5m funding from the Sport England Strategic Fund Max Associates have been appointed to support the procurement process for a new leisure operator, this is a DBOM contract including the replacement of North Devon Leisure Centre Ongoing
East Herts 2017 Max Associates have been appointed to deliver the procurement process for the Councils leisure facilities following the initial feasibility work that was completed. Ongoing
Hamble School 2017 As a result of the initial service review Max Associates have been appointed to support the procurement process for a leisure operator for Hamble Sports Centre Ongoing
East Staffs 2017 Following an initial options appraisal Max Associates have been appointed to support the Council through a procurement process for leisure and culture services Ongoing
West Oxfordshire District Council 2016-2017 Procurement for the council’s leisure facilities Awarded to an established trust securing savings of over £1.3m per annum to the council over the previous contract position
Reading Borough Council 2016 Appointed in July 2016 to support the procurement of a leisure management contract Ongoing
Exeter City Council 2016 Following initial feasibility work with the Council Max Associates delivering procurement for the City’s leisure facilities Ongoing
London Borough of Westminster 2014 – 2016 Procurement for the council’s leisure facilities Awarded to an established trust securing savings of over £1m per annum to the council over the previous contract position
Forest of Dean District Council 2014-2015 Max Associates provided support for the procurement of the council’s five dual use facilities A new contract was awarded in 2015 to an established trust securing significant savings for the council
 Middlesbrough 2014 – 2016 Project management for the procurement of the Councils leisure facilities that are currently managed in-house.

 

£2.75m capital investment levered in together with an annual saving of £880k.

Max Associates continued to support the Council through the mobilisation phase and the first 6 months of the contract to set up client monitoring procedures, performance management systems and reporting procedures

Bath and North East Somerset Council 2014 – 2016 Procurement for leisure management facilities, including a Community Asset transfer and a new build facility Savings of £900k per annum to the council, including two major refurbishments
Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire DC 2014-2015 Joint procurement for leisure management facilities. The councils currently operate twelve sites and the contract will consist of wet, dry and community facilities Payment secured to the councils of an average £1m per annum that takes into account the capital costs of £4.4m investment into facilities
London Borough of Islington 2014-2015 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
City of Cardiff 2014 Procurement of a leisure management contract Contractor appointed, significant revenue savings achieved through procurement process.
London Borough of Havering 2014 Procurement of a leisure management contract In Progress
Redcar and Cleveland BC 2012-2013 Leisure Management Procurement Project to procure a leisure management partner for 5 leisure facilities Overall savings achieved in the region of £500k per year
London Borough of Haringey 2011-2012 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  2011-2012 Leisure management procurement project to procure a leisure management partner for 5 indoor leisure facilities. 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 annualrevenue savings including cost of capital, £800k per annum.
Corporation of London 2011-2012 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  2011-2012 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 2010-2011 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 contractor. Added value approximately £1.5m per annum (revenue benefit) over a 10 year contract term.
Southampton City Council 2009-2010 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
London Borough of Enfield   2009 – 2010 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    2007-2009 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 2008-2009 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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