Tender Opportunity: Taunton Deane Borough Council – Market on Castle Green, Taunton.

Taunton Deane Borough Council is seeking proposals for the establishment and running of a regular market on Castle Green, Taunton.

The Council created this space in 2014 and has over the past few years encouraged one off events and a series of activities on the site. The Council would now like to establish a Friday market on the site and in order to enable this has not renewed consents in the High Street. In addition to the core requirement for the Friday Market the Council will also consider propositions that cover Saturday or Sundays or other weekdays (except for Thursday) with the following caveats

1. The dates would need to complement events and activities that occur on those days of the week. The Council will retain the right not to permit the Market where it deems holding the market would conflict with any other event being held on any day

2. Any extra provision would not lead to a deterioration in the core provision of the Friday Market

The Contract will be for an initial term of 1 year commencing in early May 2018. The Contract will contain options to extend the contact period for a further 2 x 12 month periods subject to review at the 6th month and 18 month of operation respectively. This Invitation to Tender is designed to secure the best value for money solution taking into account consideration of both the level of income generated (the Licence Fee) to the Council and the quality of the market provided.

Closing Date for the receipt of related questions = 6/4/2018 . Closing date for the receipt of Tenders = 12/4/18
Contact = David Carpenter (d.carpenter@tauntondeane.gov.uk)

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