Decision details

OD/16/44 Sponsorship Liaison & Sales Consultancy Services

Decision Maker: Officer Decision

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

Ipswich Borough Council’s Events Programme is supported by a number of sponsorship agreements that support the funding of the programme through financial input and / or provided services. In return sponsors are provided with the opportunity to raise their own profile promoting offers and initiatives.

 

Sponsorship Liaison and Sales is a role that is vital to co-ordinating these agreements and presenting the opportunities to prospective partners.

 

LJN Consulting has provided this service to the Council over a 3 year period for 3 days per week and has established strong relationships with sponsors on behalf of the programme contributing significantly to the reduction in subsidy of the events programme by the Council.

 

Decision: To exempt this decision from Contract Standing Orders.

 

Decision: To contract with LJN Consulting for Sponsorship Liaison & Sales consultancy services between 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017.

Decision:

Decision: To exempt this decision from Contract Standing Orders.

 

Reason: It is in the best interests of the Council to continue to contract LJN Consulting particularly given the relationships and contacts that have been built over the past 3 years, the personal touch and attention to detail has been cited by many sponsors as one of the deciding factors for their repeated involvement.

 

Decision: To contract with LJN Consulting for Sponsorship Liaison & Sales consultancy services between 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017.

 

Reason: To enable the provision of Sponsorship Liaison & Sales Consultancy for the 2016/17 financial year ensuring that there is continuation of the existing relationship between sponsors and the Council. There will be a period of soft market testing in January 2017, followed by a competitive process to source a supplier for this service; the contract for which will commence in April 2017.

Publication date: 07/11/2016

Date of decision: 10/10/2016

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