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Invite to Tender: Projects for Nairn Connects BID

Nairn Business Improvement District (Nairn BID) invites applications from suitably experienced individuals and companies to lead two important projects to improve Nairn high street and surrounding areas.

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Background

Nairn BID has over 280 business members.  With a vision to ‘Define Nairn’s Future’ it is a collaborative organisation aimed at adding value to Nairn’s economy.

Through the consultation period prior to the formation of Nairn BID, feedback was given that Nairn had an opportunity to provide an improved welcome to visitors and tourists by cleaning up the main areas of interests to visitors.

Nairn – The town

Nairn is renowned around the world for its beautiful sandy beaches which are regularly highly rated on Trip Advisor. In days gone by, Nairn was a hugely popular seaside destination – and still offers a wonderful base for the traditional family holiday. The area benefits from its own micro-climate and is one of the drier and sunnier parts of Scotland. Nairn is situated on the beautiful Moray coast, around 16 miles east of Inverness. 10 miles across the Firth is the mysterious Black Isle and to the east are the Moray towns of Forres and Elgin.

The area has a long and fascinating history with nearby Brodie Castle, Cawdor Castle, Culloden Battlefield, Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, Fort George and Clava Cairns – among the best preserved Neolithic burial chambers in Scotland. Nairn is the perfect base for exploring the Scottish Highlands. It is well connected by bus, train and air.

In its heyday as a Victorian “spa town” it became known as “the Brighton of the North”. These days, it is perhaps better known for its two championship golf courses – with another just 7 miles away. The Nairn clubs are on the “must play” lists of golfers the world over.

With a strong community spirit, Nairn has a bright future.

Street deep clean and maintenance Project 1

The main Objectives of the project are:

  • to provide Nairn with a deep clean of main streets and areas of interest to visitors

At the moment we are looking to deep clean 3 main areas of Nairn:

  • Castle Square
  • The corner where the high street meets Leopold street and
  • The vennels leading to the high street

This is in preparation for our Christmas Lights switch on event on Saturday 30th November. There will be an opportunity for more work on different areas in the New Year.

Tender

In order to tender for this contract, you would be required to provide the following information by 1st November 2019:

  1. Provide a summary of their approach to the project
  2. Ensure all costs are included
  3. Demonstrate what appropriate skills and previous experience you have.

Signage and Visitor Orientation Project 2

The main Objectives of the project are:

  • to provide a great welcome to all visitors
  • to provide orientation that highlights the range of places to visit and allows easy movement of visitors around the town including to businesses who are members of Nairn BID

What you will bring to the project:

  • Experience in leading similar projects
  • Ability to positively engage with a range of community organisations, businesses and the local authority
  • A creative mind-set

Project Stages

These are proposed stages that are open to discussion based on previous experience and best practise

Stage 1

Engage with relevant bodies, organisations, businesses and the community in order to understand the range of opinion and opportunities. 

Stage 2

Provide a strategic plan of how signage and orientation can be transformed around the town focussing on visitors arriving through the varying methods available to them currently including costs broken down into order to impact on visitors.  Plans must be appropriate to the area and meet with Highland Councils planning regulations.

Tender

In order to tender for this contract you would be required to provide the following information by 31st October 2019

  1. Provide a summary of their approach to the project
  2. Ensure all costs are included
  3. Demonstrate what appropriate skills and previous experience you have including any specific tourism led work that you may have led.

Janis MacLean

BID Manager

07707 873534
nairnbidmanager@mail.com