Services - 408296-2020

31/08/2020    S168

United Kingdom-Birmingham: Lottery operating services

2020/S 168-408296

Concession notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/23/EU

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: The Gambling Commission
Town: Birmingham
NUTS code: UKG31 Birmingham
Postal code: B2 4BP
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Graham Jennings
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Applications or, where applicable, tenders must be submitted electronically via:
Applications or, where applicable, tenders must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Recreation, culture and religion

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Call for Competition for the 4th UK National Lottery Licence

II.1.2)Main CPV code
92351100 Lottery operating services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The Gambling Commission is launching a process to award a licence to deliver the UK National Lottery. The current licence to operate the National Lottery expires in 2023 and we are now launching the 4th National Lottery Licence Competition to identify the operator of the next licence. We are running a competition through which potential operators (including consortia) can apply to become the Licensee for the 4th National Lottery Licence. This contract notice serves to notify the market of the launch of competition.

The figure of GBP 6 473 100 000 quoted as ‘Estimated Total Value’ below represents the ‘Net Income’ declared by the current operator under the Third Licence for the 10 years up to and including 2019. Applicants should note that the current licence operates under a very different financial structure to the proposed Fourth Licence and hence the ‘Surplus’ created under the Fourth Licence will vary by Applicant approach, solution and model proposed.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 6 473 100 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This concession is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
30198000 Lottery machines
37524800 Lotto games
37524810 Lottery formulary
66100000 Banking and investment services
72222300 Information technology services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKG31 Birmingham
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

A more detailed explanation of the 4th National Lottery Licence is contained in the procurement documentation contained on the e-procurement portal.

In FY 2019/20, total sales for the UK National Lottery reached GBP 7 905 000 000, an increase of GBP 698 000 000 on the previous year. In FY 2019/20 the retail channel accounted for c70% of ticket sales at 5 447 000 000, with the digital channel (c30%) growing by 624 000 000 to 2 457 000 000. Over the 26 years the National Lottery has been in operation, this has added up to more than GBP 75 000 000 000 awarded in prizes and the creation of >5,700 millionaires.

The Gambling Commission is now undertaking the 4th National Lottery Licence Competition; if you are interested in this opportunity, please register to access the relevant information and process documentation on the e-procurement portal at this link:

II.2.5)Award criteria
Concession is awarded on the basis of the criteria stated in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 6 473 100 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the concession
Duration in months: 120
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions, indication of information and documentation required:

Details are contained within the selection questionnaire.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.2)Conditions related to the concession
III.2.2)Concession performance conditions:

Details contained within the invitation to apply.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for submission of applications or receipt of tenders
Date: 02/10/2020
Local time: 17:00
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.3)Additional information:

Publication of this contract notice under Directive 2014/23/EU is intended to ensure wide publication of the opportunity and should not be taken to imply that this competition will be subject to this or any other EU procurement directive.

Further information about the 4th National Lottery Licence Competition opportunity can be found by visiting and by registering interest via the Commission's e-procurement portal at

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: The Gambling Commission
Postal address: Victoria Square House
Town: Birmingham
Postal code: B2 4BP
Country: United Kingdom
Internet address:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: