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New contract opportunities

Notices of high value contract opportunities (tenders) are published below. Sometimes we also advertise them in local newspapers or trade journals.

Contracts with a value above UK thresholds will also be advertised on the government's Find a Tender service (FTS), via the GOV.UK: Find a Tender website and our own tenders and contracts pages.

If you are interested in any of the listed contract opportunities, please read our advice for preparing your tender.

The timetables and details below are for guidance only and may be changed at any point.

We publish details of all our contracts awarded.

Invitation to tender – Welcome Back Fund: green street furniture

Items Details
Reference PS/2021/306
Summary

We have been awarded funding from the government's Welcome Back Fund to improve business resilience to the effects of COVID-19, strengthen the local economy, improve the aesthetic of our towns and instil confidence in local people for visiting and shopping here. The Green Street Furniture project is an opportunity to wow Thurrock residents with the beauty of nature in places they do not expect to see it.

We are looking for a provider that can design, create, deliver, maintain and then remove at least 5 large bespoke temporary living green art installations or centrepieces to act as visitor attractors within five areas around the borough.

The Welcome Back Fund is funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Publication date 18 October 2021
Deadline for tender submission midday, 1 November 2021
Contract start date 22 November 2021
Contract end date 21 February 2022
How to apply Go to Welcome Back Fund: green street furniture

Invitation to tender – Safe celebration events service

Items Details
Reference PS/2021/241
Summary

'Safe celebration event' is a broad term to cover any type of activity that encourages visitors into a place in a COVID-safe manner, with a view to increasing footfall and ultimately enhancing the local economy whilst improving perceptions of the area and safety in general.

We are looking for an experienced event provider to deliver a series of COVID-safe celebration events at 5 locations around the borough. We will not prescribe the nature of the events but are looking for creative approaches, designed by the event organiser to meet the objectives of this brief. All events will require review and approval before being undertaken.

Event locations are: Grays, Tilbury, South Ockendon, Stanford-le-Hope and Corringham – primarily the town centre of each area.

We are looking for a provider that has a history of, or is capable of, reporting on the level of engagement and satisfaction of those that attend the event, including total visitors to the area during the event, as well as the opinions of surrounding businesses.

Publication date 11 October 2021
Deadline for tender submission midday, 8 November 2021
Contract start date 1 December 2021
Contract end date 31 March 2022
How to apply Go to safe celebration events service

Invitation to tender – Multi-disciplinary consultant team for Grays Riverside programme RIBA stages 0 to 2+ including masterplan

Items Details
Reference PS/2021/240
Summary We are seeking to appoint a multi-disciplinary design team to develop a comprehensive and deliverable masterplan for Grays Riverside to RIBA Stage 2+. Through the planning application, we will secure funding allocated through the government's Town Deal and will reconnect Grays town to the river Thames through this network of projects.
Publication date 5 October 2021
Deadline for tender submission 24 November 2021
Contract start date 17 January 2022
Contract end date Upon completion of tasks set out in the specification
How to apply Go to multi-disciplinary consultant team for Grays Riverside programme RIBA stages 0 to 2+ including masterplan