Under the flexible procurement process, the approved companies can approach the council with advertising opportunities on council land and the council will determine, by using pre-set criteria, whether this can be progressed. If the council believes that the rent offered or the quality suggested is not acceptable to the council then the opportunity will be offered to companies through a mini competition process. In this case only companies registered on the concession will be approached.
The contractor will be responsible for working with the council's representative, to obtain the appropriate planning and highway consents, and will be responsible for all of the associated fees. However, a pre-application process has been established within the council and the contractor will be advised whether the planning advertising consent for a particular location is likely to be supported.
Where the council has identified opportunities for new outdoor displays the companies on the concession will be approached and offered the opportunity to submit an offer.
Further details for the award criteria, dependent of the site, are given when undertaking the mini-competition for individual sites.
Please note that this concession agreement does not replace any existing contracts that have been established to deliver advertising or sponsorship within the city or other local authorities, these may include the following:
The company will be required to have completed the health and safety questions specified in the qualification questionnaire before inclusion on the concession operator list.
The company will supply a detailed safety plan as part of the advertising consent process to ensure that the advertising structure will be built and maintained in accordance with highway, traffic and health and safety legislation. This plan will be approved by the authority before any onsite work commences.