How were the bids evaluated and who made the decision?
Each application was considered by a decision making panel consisting of the Deputy Leader Cabinet Member for Finance and Change and senior officers.
Elements considered when evaluating each submission included:
- The ‘reach’ of the event – how many people it is expected / likely to benefit.
- The expected impact of the event on the local economy – how it will help to revitalise local shops, businesses and tourism.
- Being able to demonstrate a high level of experience for delivering similar events.
- Being able to outline the legacy of the event on the local community.