Max Associates were initially commissioned to undertake an options appraisal for the management of Leisure and Cultural Services for East Staffordshire Borough Council in 2016/17.
Following the outcomes of the options appraisal and Council recommendations, we were further commissioned to support the Council through a ‘Competitive Procedure with Negotiation’ procurement process for the leisure service.
“Max Associates provided high quality expertise to support the Council through a competitive procurement procedure with negotiation for the leisure service. Lisa demonstrated excellent understanding of the Council’s requirements and was able to provide a flexible approach to inspire confidence and deliver results. Her diligence and knowledge ensured the contract was awarded to the new leisure operator with projected annual savings and long-term viability for the Council. I would highly recommend working with Max Associates.”
Mark Rizk, Head of Service, East Staffordshire Borough Council
Summary of Project
Max Associates successfully led the Council through the procurement process to appoint an operator to manage Meadowside Leisure Centre, Uttoxeter Leisure Centre, Shobnall Leisure Complex and Active East Staffs.
We led the Council from project inception, to procurement strategy, consultation with key stakeholders, determining the evaluation criteria and through all procurement activity. We supported the Council in tender evaluation, contract mobilisation and setting up contract performance management systems.
Following from the previous options appraisal report Max Associates advised on the most suitable contract and procurement strategy with consideration for the facility investment required in buildings, suitable funding options and implications on the procurement route.