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Birmingham City Golf Service to be ‘Fit for Purpose’

10.09am 17th September 2010 - Property

Birmingham City Council is seeking an innovative partner to modernise and manage its golf service under a minimum 25 year lease and operating agreement.

This procurement is for the provision of a management, operation and maintenance partner to take responsibility for the ongoing operation and development of the facilities. The Facilities include six 18-hole courses at Boldmere, Cocks Moors Woods, Hatchford Brook, Hilltop, Lickey Hills and Pype Hayes and one 9-hole course at Harborne Church Farm, golf clubhouses, short courses, pro-shop and catering and restaurant facilities.

The Council also provides grounds maintenance and green keeping for the golf course in-house and is seeking proposals for this service as part of this procurement.

The Council through this procurement is seeking to obtain investment in the facilities, a rental income, increase participation in golf and widen access to the facilities for all people in the City.

The estimated value of this procurement is in the region of between £47 and £188 million. These figures have been calculated using the current annual sales from green fees and season tickets, over a period of between 25 – 99 years.

The aim of the contract is to develop golf into a ‘fit for purpose’ and sustainable sport for future generations to enjoy.

The successful partner will provide or (arrange for the provision of) services, which will include but not be limited to the development and delivery of an investment programme to improve the quality and sustainability of the golf service together with, as appropriate, complementary leisure and development packages, facilities management, grounds maintenance, bar and catering and sports development

This project is being procured using the Competitive Dialogue route. Further information on the process will be given at Invitation to Participate in Dialogue stage. Those interested in applying to be on the tender list should contact::-

Mrs M Samrai

Corporate Procurement Services

1 Lancaster Circus

PO Box 10680


B4 7WB

or by e-mail to or by fax on 0121 303 7322.  Please quote reference F132 on all correspondence.

Requests to participate must be by way of completion and return of the Pre-Qualification document no later than 17:00 (GMT) on Wednesday 13th October 2010.

For more information contact Andrea Webster Tel. 0121 464 4726 or email

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