Call for expressions of interest for Christmas Tender Supplier for Liverpool BID Company

We would like to make you aware of an exciting tender opportunity to appoint a contractor(s) to supply, install, maintain and de-rig city centre wide Christmas features. This tender opportunity is through the Liverpool BID Company and offers the opportunity of a 3-year contract.

We are looking for experienced contractors to provide Christmas features across the Retail & Leisure BID and Commercial District BID areas. We are open to innovative ideas and concepts from potential suppliers for new commissions, stock items and/or to make the most of assets already owned by the Liverpool BID Company or partners.

Due to the nature of this project there are specific timelines and requirements that the successful supplier must adhere to. This will be covered off within the tender documentation.

Liverpool BID Company is a private, not-for-profit organisation, working on behalf of our 1,500 BID Levy Payers in Liverpool across two BIDs (Business Improvement Districts): Retail & Leisure BID and Commercial District BID.

Annually the Liverpool BID Company invests the additional levy charged to businesses within their areas to add additional benefit to them. For both BIDs, but especially true in the Retail & Leisure BID a large part of this additional investment comes around seasonal animation, events and projects.

Working with the local authority, private estates and buildings across the BID areas, the Liverpool BID Company is the lead partner for Christmas delivery across their footprint.

See here a map of the BID areas, covering 120 acres of the city centre

Indicative Timelines

Date Activity
Thu, 16 January 2020, 2-3pm Webinar Day to find out more about the Christmas Tender 2020-22

The webinar will cover the BID’s aspirations for the programme, priority areas and provide context ahead of the release of the full tender document.

See the webinar here.

Monday 3 February 2020 Tender documentation can be accessed here.

Tender documents should be sent by email to this address ( with the subject ‘TENDER RESPONSE’ and your company name.

Acknowledgement of receipt will be sent on Tuesdays or Thursdays following the submission. We advise you use a read receipt where available.

We are happy to answer any questions you may have by email to ONLY.

  • Please do not contact the BID via any other method to discuss this.
  • Emails to this inbox will be responded on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the tender period by close of play.
  • Please note all questions and answers will be anonymised and shared with all candidates.
Thursday 27 February, 3pm Deadline for tender responses from interested suppliers.
w/c 2 March 2020 Start of Evaluation by Liverpool BID Company
April 2020 Board approval to award the contract
End of April 2020 Award decision and suppliers notified

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