Tenders and Expressions of Interest
Kempsey Shire Council

TQE18/19 - Ten Year Economic Development and Tourism Strategy

Kempsey Shire Council issues an invitation to provide a fee proposal to develop a ten-year Economic Development and Tourism Strategy.

Kempsey Shire Council has been successful in obtaining grant funding through the Building Better Regions Fund Community Investment Stream delivered by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science to develop a new Economic Development Strategy and Destination Management Plan. This provides Council with the opportunity to establish a new vision and framework for promoting and facilitating economic development and tourism activity across the region.

Council has endorsed the establishment of an Economic Development and Tourism Committee to enable business and industry to effectively engage and collaborate with Council on economic development matters which are relevant to the Local Government Area.

The broad objectives of this Economic Development and Tourism Strategy include:

  • Increased employment opportunities
  • New industry development
  • Growth and retention of existing business
  • Attraction of new residents; and
  • Increased tourism activity

Council is committed to a broad consultative approach and has a strict timeframe in order to achieve the development of the strategy. Council is therefore seeking the services of a consultant reporting to our Economic Development team to ensure a thoroughly researched strategy based on data and trends that will deliver an Economic Development Strategy (inclusive of a Destination Management Plan) that is practical, factual and visionary. Council is seeking a highly visual representation of ideas in the final report.

Council has set a maximum Service Fee structure and this Request for Quotation outlines the minimum requirements to be delivered within this fee structure.

Council has also determined a timeframe for evaluation of this Request for Tender and will require Candidates who are short listed to travel to Kempsey for a presentation on 21 November 2018 with an expectation that the successful Tenderer will be available to commence on or about 26 November 2018.

The request for quotation closes on Thursday 15 November 2018 at 2:00pm.

All enquiries can be made via the online forum on TenderLink  or directly to Marilyn Breen, Coordinator Economic Development and Tourism on (02) 6566 3282

Tenders must address the General Manager and be clearly marked RFQ No. TQE 18/19, and are to be lodged online at www.tenderlink.com/kempsey 

Closes: Thursday 15 November 2018 at 2:00pm


Seniors Festival 2019 - Expression of Interest

Kempsey Shire Council and the Seniors Festival Organising committee invite you to be a part of the 2019 Seniors Festival in the Macleay to be held 13-24 February 2019.

Kempsey’s first Seniors Festival in 2018 was a roaring success with more than 18 events in a venues across the Macleay. The wide selection of activities attracted many enthusiastic participants from our Seniors community.

The Festival Organising Committee is committed to making this an annual event and to make 2019 even bigger!

Feedback from our 2018 event stressed the importance of having fun and sharing information about services available across the Valley. The 2019 calendar of events will include a Seniors Expo to be hosted in Kempsey, as well as various health, creative and educational activities held around the Macleay.

With this is mind, Council is pleased to offer its full Sponsorship Packages now available to interested sponsors, partners and presenters to exhibit at the Seniors Expo and to support the wide array of events on the calendar.

There are a variety of ways you can be a part of this wonderful community event. If you would like to know more about the previous festival or to speak with a staff member, please contact Mary Williams on 6566 3210 or email mary.williams@kempsey.nsw.gov.au

Proposed calendar of events

Seniors Expo

Date: Wednesday 13 February Seniors Expo in central Kempsey (venue TBC)

  • Information stalls for service providers
  • A guest speaker
  • Healthy living activity - e.g. tai chi, Zumba or laughter yoga
  • Creative ageing activity - e.g. painting, book club
  • Historic talk and walk
  • Refreshments

There will be a series of associated events to be held at in various locations around the Macleay as part of the overall Festival Program. These events have not been finalised but will include:

  • Art and craft workshops
  • Author talks
  • Music and dance classes, entertainment
  • Health and well being events (e.g falls management, mindfulness, yoga, tai-chi)
  • Educational events including technology skills, road safety

Partner events

  • As part of the Partner Sponsor opportunity, interested organisations and groups are also invited to host their own event to be included as part of the Festival
  • As an event organiser, you will also benefit from all ‘Partner Sponsor’ benefits including a free stall at the Seniors Expo and logo inclusion in official advertising materials

2019 Sponsor packages

Principal Sponsor - $2,000 (sold for 2019)

  • Official ‘Principal Sponsor’ title & prominent logo position across printed and social advertising material
  • Opening Presenter at Seniors Expo and Official Festival Opening
  • Extra large stall allocation (6m x 6m) at prime location with company banner
  • Advertorial for social media and radio advertising
  • Full page logo/ad inclusion in official 2019 program
  • Your collateral available on site at selected festival events
  • Invitation to join Organising Committee
  • Promotion to networks

Gold Sponsor - $1,500 + GST (still available)

  • Official ‘Gold Sponsor’ title & prominent logo position across printed and social advertising material
  • Extra Expo stall allocation (4m x 4m) at prime location with company banner
  • Half page logo/ad inclusion in official 2019 program
  • Your collateral available on site at selected festival events
  • Invitation to join Organising Committee
  • Promotion to networks

Silver Sponsor - $1,000 + GST (still available)

  • Official ‘Silver Sponsor’ title & prominent logo across printed and social advertising material
  • One Expo stall allocation (3m x 3m) at prime location with company banner
  • Quarter page logo/ad inclusion in official 2019 program
  • Your collateral available on site at selected festival events
  • Invitation to join Organising Committee
  • Promotion to networks

Bronze Partner Sponsor - $500 + GST (can be in cash, in-kind or as event host)

  • Your logo/event in all official printed, social and advertising material as 2019 Partner Sponsor
  • Information stall (3m x 3m) at Expo with your company banner
  • Invitation to join Organising Committee
  • Promotion to networks

Expo exhibitor only

  • Commercial business (for-profit) - $150 + GST
  • Not-for-profit/registered charity - $75 + GST
  • Volunteer groups - no exhibition charge

Benefits:

  • Your company listed in Seniors Festival poster
  • Exposure to targeted seniors audience across the Macleay
  • Information stall (3m x 3m) at Expo with your company banner

Closing dates

  • Sponsorship applications - 23 November 2018
  • Event hosts - 14 December 2018
  • Expo exhibitors only - 30 January 2019

Promotions begin December 2018

For more information, please contact Mary Williams at Kempsey Library on 6566 3210 or mary.williams@kempsey.nsw.gov.au

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