Published date: 24 September 2020

Open opportunity - This means that the contract is currently active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to fulfil the contract.

Closing: 15 December 2020, 12pm

Contract summary


  • Sports facilities operation services - 92610000

Location of contract

PO15 7LJ

Value of contract

£3,500,000 to £5,500,000

Procurement reference


Published date

24 September 2020

Closing date

15 December 2020

Closing time


Contract start date

1 April 2021

Contract end date

31 March 2030

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

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Winchester City Council is seeking to appoint an experienced leisure operator to manage Meadowside Leisure Centre in Whiteley. The contract will be for 10 years and anticipated to start from Spring 2021 with the option of an extension for a period (or periods) up to 5 years. NB: please note any contract start dates given in this notice are indicative and the final dates are to be confirmed following the conclusion of the procurement. The Centre (PO15 7LJ) was originally built in 2000 and extended in 2010-11. It includes a 3-court sports hall, 32-station health and fitness gym, dance studio, meeting rooms, 2 small-sided 3G pitches (35m x 18m) and circa 50-space car park (which is free of charge).
As part of the opportunity, the Council would welcome any investment proposals to improve the facilities on offer.
The Services Specification, Leisure Management Agreement and associated documents will follow the principles of the Sport England Leisure Procurement Toolkit
The contract falls within Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and is being procured via a hybrid of an open type procedure with the Council reserving the right to negotiate at its sole discretion.
Further details can be obtained from the Invitation to Tender and associated documentation, which can be obtained from the links below

More information


  • The Council is utilising an electronic tendering tool to manage this procurement and communicate with Tenderers. No hard copy documents will be issued and all communication and tender submissions will be conducted via the Complete Tender Management system (CTM), accessed via the following link:

How to apply

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

About the buyer

Contact name

Jamie Butt


Winchester City Council
Colebrook Street, Winchester
SO23 9LJ


+44 1111


Closing: 15 December 2020, 12pm