Invitation to Tender
OnSide Youth Zones (hereafter referred to as “OnSide”) is the contracting authority for this tender.
OnSide’s vision is to give all young people somewhere safe and inspiring to go in their leisure time. We provide quality, safe and affordable facilities – Youth Zones – that allow young people to spend their leisure time engaging in fun but productive activities, supported by positive adult role models, which improve their life chances, choices and opportunities
Established in 2008, OnSide was the creation of Bill Holroyd CBE DL, former Chair of Bolton Lads and Girls Club (BLGC) and Jerry Glover MBE who had been the Chief Executive at BLGC for 32 years. During his time as Chair, Bill realised that other towns and cities would clearly benefit from a first-class facility like BLGC. Bolton has now been joined by Youth Zones in Birkenhead, Blackburn, Carlisle, Manchester, Oldham, Wigan & Wolverhampton.
Our established Youth Zones currently serves 30,000 members and receive over 350,000 visits per annum across the network.
As the network of Youth Zones grows, it is becoming more and more important for us to be able to quantify and articulate the impact of the Youth Zone network. Independently verified information is now required to present to stakeholders at a national level; the primary audiences being Government and local authorities. Secondarily, we aim to generate interest and support from private sector patrons and similar stakeholders in order to expand the Youth Zone network into new areas of the UK.
|Wednesday 14th February 2018||Closing date for receipt of tenders|
|Wednesday 21st February 2018||Interviews (if required)|
|Friday 23rd February 2018||Contract awarded|
|w/c 26th February 2018||Project commencement|
|W/C 28th May 2018||Interim report due|
|Friday 31st August 2018||Draft final report due|
|Friday 14th September 2018||Final report due|