£50m Government tender to be awarded in May

The Government's hunt for a roster of agencies to work on a £50m events framework is progressing "on schedule" and will be announced in May.

Government £50m tender to be awarded in May
Government £50m tender to be awarded in May

The tender, which covers events for government departments and public sector bodies, was issued in November and called for applications by 10 January.

The Government had originally called on agencies to submit applications earlier in the year with a deadline of September 2013.

The Cabinet Office, via the Government Procurement Service, is planning to appoint around 25 suppliers for the four-year contract, which it values at between £40m and £50m.

A spokesperson for the Crown Commercial Service told C&IT: "The procurement is progressing on schedule and is expected to award in May. The arrangement will be available to departments and wider public sector organisations and will include two lots: Events Planning and Delivery and Audio Visual (AV) Equipment, Services, Design and Integration."

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