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Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Enterprise Centre East Northants Operator Contract
East Northamptonshire Council require a suitably skilled, experienced and reliable operator to promote and manage its purpose built Enterprise Centre aimed at accommodating start ups and small business from across the area. The Enterprise Centre is due to be built at Wrath Park, Raunds, Northamptonshire by April/May 2019. The successful operator will have the use of a purpose built marketing suite several weeks prior to completion from which to promote and manage the service prior to taking on the management and operation of the new Centre.
The appointed provider will also have a role in providing, accessing and sign posting tenants of the Enterprise Centre to relevant business support services.
East Northamptonshire Council are seeking an operator to promote and manage its new Enterprise Centre East Northants. This is due to be built by April/May 2020 to form a key part of the Council's economic development of the region and in particular to support start up and small businesses.
The operator will commence work some weeks before the Enterprise Centre is completed with the aim of maximising occupancy ahead of the official launch of the Centre. A purpose built marketing suite will be provided on the site of the development for the operator to work from prior to their taking over the management and operation of the completed centre.
The operator will be responsible for promoting, letting and managing tenancies, maintaining the fabric of the building and in conjunction with partners for supporting and developing new businesses to enable their growth and eventual move-on from the centre.
The deadline for bids is noon Thursday 6th June. Interested parties must register on the www.eastmidstenders.org to access the tender documents, to submit their tender and to send and receive clarification messages and up-dates regarding tender. Tenders must be submitted in PDF or Word format and in English and no submitted document must exceed a file size of 10 mb.
The contract may be extended by up to a maximum of 2 years/24 months.
Further information appears in the tender documents including a full description of the operator's responsibilities, which include rent setting, maintaining the building and working closely with the Council and other partners to promote and manage the centre, sustain occupancy and support the new start up and small business tenants.
Section IV: Procedure
Compliant with the Council's Contract Procedure Rules.
Section VI: Complementary information
East Northamptonshire Council will incorporate a minimum 10 day standstill period at the point of notification of the decision to award the contract. The decision notice will incorporate the award criteria, the reasons for the decision, the reasons (if any) why a tenderer did not meet any specification, the identity of the successful tenderer(s) and a precise statement of when the standstill period is expected to end. Any appeal or challenge against the award decision must be communicated to the address stated in I.1) above within the standstill period. If an appeal or challenge to award the contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (As Amended) provide for aggrieved parties to take action in the High Court. Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 30 days, although this time period may be extended to three months in certain circumstances). Where a legal challenge is made after the contract has been entered into then that contract could be declared ineffective and/or shortened and/or a fine imposed by the Court.