Published date: 30 November 2021

Last edited date: 16 December 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: 17 December 2021, 11am

Contract summary


  • Event services - 79952000

Location of contract

E13 3BA

Value of contract

£70,000 to £95,000

Procurement reference


Published date

30 November 2021

Closing date

17 December 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

22 December 2021

Contract end date

4 March 2022

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (below threshold)

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The London Borough of Newham has secured EDRF grant funding from The Welcome Back Fund (WBF) to support an events programme for Green Street. The aim of the fund and the event is to support the recovery of the high street and its businesses, though investing activities that encourages more people to visit and shop.

The London Borough of Newham has decided to use part of this fund to support the businesses of Green Street and provide the opportunity for residents, shoppers and visitors to come together to celebrate and enjoy the offer of this vibrant high street.

The final event will be in February half term on either 12th and 13th or 19th and 20th February 2022. The London Borough of Newham would like the main event to take place in Queen's Square, with activities inside the market and along certain points along Green Street. The total budget for the planning, development, artistic/creative programming, events management and production of the two day event is up to £95,000.

The London Borough of Newham is looking for an experienced events production company or arts and cultural organisations to curate and produce the creative content for the two day event in Green Street. A consortium can be formed but there must be a lead organisation that will be responsible for project managing the planning, development, coordination and delivery of the contract.

The ambition for the event is to embrace and utilise the creativity that already exists in Newham and to create a powerful, thought provoking and unique arts and cultural experience that reflects the vibrancy and diversity of borough and its communities. The aim is to create an event and activities programme where everyone can participate and actively get involved so as to draw more interest and footfall to Green Street over the weekend. Most of the events will take place outside or in well ventilated spaces.

The commission brief is to have as many live, interactive and experiential activities as possible. The programme could include some online content to allow as many people as possible to participate. The majority of the budget should be allocated to live events and activities to support the aims of the WBF.

As 2022 is the 10th anniversary of the Olympics and Paralympics, this event should acknowledge this milestone through some of its programming. The event should capture the sense of belonging to the borough, helping to bring residents, shoppers and visitors together to celebrate the very best Newham has to offer. The two day event should be inclusive, inspire and encourage people to get involved, participate and enjoy all that will be on offer.

There is the opportunity for collaborative working between cultural organisations, and involve local businesses so they feel part of this two day programme. Both are actively encouraged and we are interested in proposals that will look to facilitate and progress these opportunities.

More information

Previous notice about this procurement

Green Street Two-Day Half Term Event

  • Future opportunity
  • Published 26 November 2021, last edited 30 November 2021


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