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05/11/2014    S213

United Kingdom-Blackpool: Tickets

2014/S 213-377324

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Official name: Blackpool Council
Postal address: PO Box 4
Town: Blackpool
Postal code: FY1 1NA
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person:

Further information can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity
General public services
Recreation, culture and religion
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Official name: Blackpool Entertainment Company
Postal address: 97 Church Street
Town: Blackpool
Postal code: FY1 1HL
Country: United Kingdom

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
The Provision of a Ticketing Solution to Blackpool Council and Blackpool Entertainment Company Ltd.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 26: Recreational, cultural and sporting services

NUTS code UKD42 Blackpool

II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
Blackpool Council is a Unitary Authority with a number of other subsidary companies. The Blackpool Entertainment Company Ltd is responsible for the operation and management of the Winter Gardens Complex, and the events therein. The company commenced this role on 1.7.2014.
Blackpool Entertainmnet Company Ltd intends to implement revised ticketing arrangements, initially for the Blackpool Winter Gardens. The future extension of the solution to include ticketing of other attractions and events both in Blackpool and further afield, is a key objective.
Expressions of interest are invited from organisations with the ability to meet the requirements set out in the briefing document.
Orgainsations wishing to express their interest must register on The Chest (ref 9QDQ-MHWVKW) and download the brief which provides more information.
Your expression of interest together with your supporting information must be received by no later than Monday, 17.11.2014.
Blackpool Entertainment Company Ltd will select organisations who demonstrate relevant understanding and experience to participate in further dialogue as part of a soft market testing exercise.
The main purpose of this notice is to help the Blackpool Entertainment Company Ltd scope requirements, understand market capability and assess levels of interest.
Your expressions of interest must include details of your track record/ experience in the provision of this type of solution. Please provide this information in no more than 2 pages of A4 (4 sides). This information will form the basis of how Blackpool Entertainment Company Ltd will choose the participants.
Please note: clarification questions are not appropriate at this stage. Blackpool Entertainment Company Ltd require only a written response from your organisation with the details requested above. Please note participation or non-participation in dialogue will confer no advantage or disadvantage should the Blackpool Entertainment Company commence a formal procurement process.
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

22459000 Tickets, 79952000 Event services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.8)Additional information:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): Winter Gardens.
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: