Published date: 23 August 2021

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 22 October 2021, 6pm

Contract summary


  • Sports facilities operation services - 92610000

Location of contract


Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

23 August 2021

Closing date

22 October 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

1 August 2023

Contract end date

31 July 2033

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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leisure centre to replace Hythe Swimming Pool, a facility which has reached the end of its natural life and no longer serves the needs of local residents. The Council has appointed BAM under a two-stage design and build contract to construct the new centre. This tender concerns the long-term management contract for the Centre.

The construction of the new centre will commence in February 2022 and is due for completion in September 2023. The leisure management contract will commence at this point and will be for an initial period of 10 years (with an option at the absolute discretion of the Council to extend the contract period by a period or periods of up to a maximum of 5 additional years).

The management contract is being procured as a single stage process and the opportunity is available on Kent Business Portal (ref no. DN543497) and can be accessed by via the e-tendering webpage,

About the buyer

Contact name

Ade Agboola


Civic Centre
CT20 2QY
United Kingdom


+44 1303853377