Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.doncaster.gov.uk/
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.doncaster.gov.uk/
Section II: Object
Doncaster MBC Future Markets Operation
Doncaster Council is seeking to appoint a contractor to manage, develop and maintain their markets portfolio.
Doncaster Council (“the Council”) are seeking to appoint a partner to manage, maintain and develop the Doncaster and Mexborough markets estate, as specified. The Council is seeking to enhance their markets and make them sustainable.
The Council is looking for a partner to contract with them for up to 25 years. The Council is looking for an economic generation provider to deliver a range of services to sustain the core business needs of the market, these include:
— day to day operational management and leadership of the market, including employment and management of staff,
— storage, maintenance, transportation, erection and dismantling of up to 30 pop up stalls as required,
— letting policy (tenants both permanent and casual) and administrative tasks,
— events and promotion in the Market estate,
— recruit and retain stall holders – provide opportunities for enhancing customer experience through Training Programmes for traders,
— security of the entire estate,
— setting and collection of rents and other fees,
— advertising, marketing and promotion – the supplier can use the market space,
— waste removal and recycling – promote use of less plastic packaging and promotion towards more eco-friendly products,
— health and safety,
— security including dealing with anti-social behaviour,
— liaison with key Doncaster stakeholders,
— daily FM (facilities management) checks and tasks,
— repairs and maintenance,
— manage Voids (empty units),
— managing all aspects of income and expenditure necessary for the operation of the business.
The Council is looking for a suitably qualified provider who are experienced in delivering these services.
The Council is seeking a provider who can help deliver their Doncaster Growing Together ambitions around enhancing the local economy, boosting employment, training opportunities and environmental improvements.
The contract maximum term will be for 25 years, there may be options to provide this contract for lesser periods as per the procurement documents.
The objective criteria will evaluate the economic and financial standing and the professional and technical ability of the applicants as well as the suitability of those applicants to pursue the services. These are more fully set out in the procurement documents.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
As set out in the procurement documents.
Under this contract the service provider and its supply chain will be required to actively participate in the achievement of social and/or environmental policy objectives relating to recruitment and training and supply chain initiatives relating to environmentally sustainable practices. Accordingly the contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The Council reserves the right not to award any contract pursuant to this procurement exercise and/or to abandon this procurement exercise at any time and/or to award a contract for part of the services at its sole discretion. The Council shall have no liability whatsoever to any applicant or tenderer as a result of its exercise of that discretion. For the avoidance of doubt, all costs incurred by any applicant and/or tenderer before signature of any contract with the Council shall be incurred entirely at that applicant's/tenderer's risk.
The Council will observe a standstill period following the award of the contract and conduct itself in respect of any appeals in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.