Published date: 16 July 2021

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Contract summary


  • Event services - 79952000

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Procurement reference


Published date

16 July 2021

Closing date

13 August 2021

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Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



New Year's Eve is a big night for London. The city has been highly visible at the forefront of global celebrations for much of the last two decades but as the years go by more and more innovative, exciting and creative celebrations have emerged in other world cities.
We are setting up a single-supplier framework for a highly creative production agency to deliver London's New Year's Eve show and operations from 2022 to 2025 - up to four iterations of the show. The aim is to stage an international profiling moment for London which is safe and well-managed.
This framework will allow us to be flexible in responding to the specific needs and requirements of delivering a world class show for London on New Year's Eve, in an environment that can often be uncertain or changing.

A) a detailed, viable and costed proposal to deliver London's New Year's Eve celebrations to the following specification within the existing parameters, chiefly:
• a broadcast only event, with no on-site audience

B) a viable amended/alternative proposal to deliver the activity to the core of the specification, but with the following altered parameters:
• a broadcast event with a live on-site audience of significant size

A description of the approach to generating income to offset and/or enhance the available core budget, in each of the proposals. This should include analysis of the implications and impacts of any commercial elements, such as ticketing or requirements for sponsors areas.

The show will be a multi-location visual special effects and light display, designed principally for a live broadcast, with suitable consideration to the potential for onsite audiences at one or more locations.
We propose to run an SSQ and ITT process which will include all of the requirements for the project.

An engagement day will take place on Wednesday the 28th of July 2021 at 10am for those interested, which will include a short presentation and time for questions. Please email your interest to

For anyone unable to attend the event day, please email for a copy of the presentation or to express your interest.

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About the buyer

Contact name

Maria Bramao


14 Pier Walk
SE10 0ES
United Kingdom


+44 7985259624