The council announced this week Greenwich Leisure Ltd (GLL) as its ‘Preferred Bidder’ for its 15 year leisure centre management contract due to commence 1 December 2010.
Merton Council cabinet member for community and culture Councillor Martin Whelton said: ‘We’re very excited to announce GLL as ‘Preferred Bidder’. The council still has to finalise details with GLL as well as comply with the EU Public Procurement Directives, but providing all goes well we should be in a position to confirm them as our chosen contractors in the autumn.
‘Letting the new contract has been a lengthy process partly due to the keen interest from a number of leisure contractors who all wanted to manage Merton’s three leisure centres – Wimbledon Leisure Centre, Canons Leisure Centre and Morden Park Pools. GLL in the end have offered the best range of leisure services for the best price when evaluated against the tendered leisure management contract and the contract specification.’