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Published on : Thursday, November 28, 2013
The invitation to tender follows a call from the office earlier this year for agencies to submit applications for its event management framework by September. This renewed call for submissions gives agencies until 10 January to apply.
The Cabinet Office, via the Government Procurement Service, said it envisages working with around 25 suppliers on the four-year contract, which it values at between £40m and £50m.
The latest tender document stipulates “events planning, delivery and related services” for a “pan-government collaborative framework for use by UK public sector bodies”. This covers the events needs of organisations, including schools, the NHS and central government and local authorities.
The procurement body is looking for agencies with a diverse range of expertise – from event planning and management, through to installation and the supply of AV equipment. Event types span conferences, “Question Time-style” panel sessions, press events and workshops.
The tender document said: “Government departments have events requirements which span a variety of markets (financial, B2B, B2C, health, etc.), audiences (press, consumer, businesses, tourism, etc.) and across various locations (ranging from regional and national to overseas and international events).”