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Explore more- explore Strabane project tour guide script writer / director.

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Strabane District Council
47 Derry Road, Co. Tyrone
Contact point(s): Culture, arts & leisure
For the attention of: Philip McShane
BT82 8DY Strabane
Telephone: +44 287138444

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Further information can be obtained from: Strabane District Council
47 Derry Road, Co. Tyrone
Contact point(s): Culture, arts & leisure
For the attention of: Philip McShane
BT82 8DY Strabane
Telephone: +44 2871384444
Fax: +44 2871381348
Internet address:

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity
General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Explore more- explore Strabane project tour guide script writer / director.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 26: Recreational, cultural and sporting services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Northern Ireland.

NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Quotations sought for delivery of part one of explore more- explore Strabane project.
Tour guide script writer / director.
Strabane District Council requires the creation of a tour guiding product to illustrate stories from the locale.
Project summary.
This tour guide product is a key element within a Rural development programme project entitled ‘explore more - explore Strabane and the Sperrins’. The project is designed to develop a tour guiding product for Strabane District, utilising the natural, cultural and historical assets of the local area. The tour guiding product should be an authentic, memorable and enjoyable experience providing an illustration of stories, myths and legends unique to this place. Strabane District Council will recruit up to 20 potential tour guides. These individuals will be trained in the delivery of the tour guiding product.
Your role.
Your role will be to liaise with the tourism officer of Strabane District Council in the selection and development of 6 stories, themes and/or characters from the local area. You will create and agree scripts for each of these 6 stories in partnership with the tourism officer.
Upon compilation of the final scripts you will direct the tour guides in the delivery of the tour guiding product. They should receive instruction in relation to the script, their movement and overall delivery of the guiding product. It is envisaged that each of these stories will take approximately 15 minutes for the tour guide to deliver in practice.
This project will incorporate a film element to include the provision of a training resource DVD and a series of Internet ready short films based on the 6 selected stories. It is envisaged that you will have an input with regards to the creation of these resources to include:
- Training resource: to liaise with the film maker to make provision of directors notes and instruction for inclusion on the training DVD,
- Promotional films: to be produced in a docudrama format you will create the narration script and liaise with the film maker in the utilisation of the tour guiding product for these 6 short films. It is envisaged that these 6 films will be approximately 5 - 10 minutes in length.
The timetable.
The final scripts will be completed and direction provided to the tour guides before 23.3.2012.
Quotation format.
Your quotation should detail the following:
- Relevant qualifications and experience,
- Methodology - how will you deliver this project? Including proposed schedule,
- Full and final costs, including all travel and subsistence.
Quotation deadline.
Quotations must be received by 22.2.2012 at 5pm.

Quotations should be returned to: Mr Philip McShane, Tourism officer, Alley Arts Centre, Railway Street, Strabane, Co. Tyrone BT82 8EF, .

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Estimated value excluding VAT: 8 500,00 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 1 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Installment payments / delivery payment.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates must comply with the requirements of the State in which they are established, regarding registration on the professional or trade register;
(2) Any candidate found to be guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required, may be declared ineligible and not selected to continue with this procurement process;
(3) All candidates will have to demonstrate that they are licensed, or a member of the relevant organisation, in the State where they are established, when the law of that State prohibits the provision of the services, described in this notice, by a person who is not so licensed or who is not a member of the relevant organisation.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(1) Details of the educational and professional qualifications of their managerial staff; and those of the person(s) who would be responsible for providing the services or carrying out the work or works under the contract;
(2) A check may be carried out by the contracting authority or by a competent official body of the State in which the candidate is established, to verify the technical capacity of the candidate; and if relevant, on the candidates study and research facilities and quality control measures.
(3) A statement of the candidate's technical facilities; measures for ensuring quality; and their study and research facilities.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
Lowest price
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
22.2.2012 - 17:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders
Date: 28.2.2012 - 12:00


The Alley Arts & Conference Centre, 1A Railway Street, Strabane Co. Tyrone BT92 8EF, N. IRELAND.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): Rural development programme.
VI.3)Additional information
(MT Ref:85593).
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Strabane District Council
47 Derry Road
BT82 8DY Strabane
Telephone: +44 287138444
Internet address:

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: