Published date: 29 October 2019

Last edited date: 29 October 2019

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: 18 November 2019

Contract summary


  • Festival organisation services - 79953000

Location of contract


Value of contract

£50,000 to £100,000

Procurement reference


Published date

29 October 2019

Closing date

18 November 2019

Contract start date

9 December 2019

Contract end date

31 August 2020

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open (non-OJEU)

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

Non-OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) procedures are valued below a certain financial threshold.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



NOTE: This notice was updated on 28 October 2019 for the following reason: To access the documents and submit the your proposal please use the link below. experienced cultural organisation is sought to develop and deliver the annual Thamesmead Festival around Southmere Lake in summer 2020, working closely with a group of passionate and dedicated local residents who make up the Festival Production Group.

The appointed organisation will work with the Production Group throughout the development process, enabling them to make creative choices which will result in a large scale, ambitious, and high quality event that truly celebrates local talent and represents the best of Thamesmead.

This will be the fourth annual Thamesmead Festival to take part around the Southmere area, and the event has become a key moment in the cultural events calendar for Thamesmead. The festival is part of our developing cultural programme, and aims to raise the profile of Thamesmead and put local residents at the heart of our creative programming.

In 2020 the festival becomes part of the Creative People and Places programme for Thamesmead and North Bexley. The CPP programme has received £1m investment from Arts Council England over four years, and will enable local community groups and residents to produce their own culture on their door step. The CPP programme not only brings increased investment and profile to the Thamesmead Festival, but it provides an opportunity to increase the creative opportunities and responsibilities of local residents.)

More information


Additional text

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.

About the buyer

Contact name



45 Westminster Bridge Road


Closing: 18 November 2019