Published date: 25 October 2022

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Contract summary


  • Event services - 79952000

Location of contract

North West

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

25 October 2022

Closing date

11 November 2022

Closing time


Contract start date

12 December 2022

Contract end date

31 May 2023

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

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The Eurovision spotlight is set to shine on Liverpool after it was announced the city will be the UK host for the world-famous competition in 2023.

The city, which began preparing its bid in June, received praise for its world-class facilities including the M&S Bank Arena and ACC Liverpool, the innovation behind its cultural programme, the plans to celebrate Ukrainian people and community and the 'walkability' of the city.

Liverpool's unrivalled reputation for staging large-scale cultural events played a key part in the decision-making process as did the city's relationship with its sister city Odesa.

The city region-wide support for Liverpool's bid also proved to be a hit with the judges, and the 'Team Liverpool' approach was noted as residents, visitors, organisations and community groups across the city got behind the bid.

Liverpool's Eurovision team will now start to put their plans into action, which includes working with Ukrainian street artists and fashion designers, creating a Liverpool/Ukraine community education programme and developing plans to host a special culture trail featuring Eurovision and scouse legend Sonia.
As part of the event plan and vision, a Eurovision Village will be created as a live event site open to the public from the 5th May until 13th May (dates tbc but will only vary in one or two days). This village will be created on the Pier head site and will consist of activations, stages, live music, concessions and much more. Build & Break dates tbc.
Culture Liverpool are seeking a security & stewarding company to help deliver this village and other associated production elements as required of the Eurovision programme. The appointed company will be working alongside Culture Liverpool, Merseyside Police & the BBC to bring together the security plan for the Village, alongside other elements of the Eurovision programme.

The appointed security company will be expected to identify a Security manager who will become part of the planning team, and will design the security plan for the Pier head site, in consultation with Culture Liverpool, Merseyside Police & the BBC Security team.

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About the buyer

Contact name

Greg Nixon


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