Agenda item - Procurement of Brighton Centre Hosted Ticketing System

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Agenda item

Procurement of Brighton Centre Hosted Ticketing System

Report of the Executive Director, Economy, Environment & Culture

Decision:

1)           That Committee gives delegated authority to the Executive Director Economy, Environment & Culture to procure and award a contract for a hosted ticketing system for the Brighton Centre for an initial  term of 5 years with the option to extend for a further 2 years .

Minutes:

76.1      The Committee considered a report of the Executive Director, Economy, Environment & Culture that sought permission to procure and award a contract for a hosted ticketing system for the Brighton Centre for an initial 5 year term with the option to extend for a further 2 years.

 

76.2      Councillor Cattell asked if the new system would prevent re-sale of tickets beyond face value.

 

76.3      The Head of Tourism & Venues clarified that unfortunately that would not be part of the new system as that type of re-sale was often down to individuals and beyond the ticket issuers control. However, some artists had requested that the ticket purchasers name be put on the ticket and identification was then verified at the point of entry.

 

76.4      Councillor Nemeth noted that there were proposals to redevelop the Brighton Centre and asked what measures were in place relating to this contract.

 

76.5      The Head of Tourism & Venues clarified that there would be a contractual break clause as with any standard contract.

 

76.6      Councillor Mac Cafferty noted that the previous contract had been for a twenty year period and asked for officers view in terms of value for money of a five year contract. Furthermore, Councillor Mac Cafferty asked how it was intended to audit the system to ensure that value for money continued through the duration of that contract.

 

76.7      The Head of Tourism & Venues replied that officers would undertake an assessment of best value at the point of procuring and awarding the contract and

 

1)           That Committee gives delegated authority to the Executive Director Economy, Environment & Culture to procure and award a contract for a hosted ticketing system for the Brighton Centre for an initial term of 5 years with the option to extend for a further 2 years .

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