Decision details

To award a contract for the delivery and management of Cheltenham Ice Rink to S3K Ltd

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member Economic Development, Culture, Tourism & Wellbeing

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To award a contract for the delivery and management of the Cheltenham Christmas ice rink to S3K Limited company for £280,000 (year one with the option to extend for up to two further years).  If the contract is to be extended, this will be subject to a further Cabinet Member decision at that time (expected January 2024).

Reasons for the decision:

The company has submitted a response to the invitation to tender.  They were on of six responses and scored the highest.


We have received two positive responses to our request for references and a financial check by both the procurement team and chief accountant at CBC has identified no issues to prevent the decision.

Alternative options considered:

Not to award the contract.

Other reasons / organisations consulted

S3K Ltd scored the highest of the six tender responses submitted. 


Open procurement process promoted via portal, LinkedIn, and event management magazine.

Contact: Helen Mole, Head of Place Marketing and Inward Investment Email: [email protected].

Publication date: 04/05/2023

Date of decision: 04/05/2023

Effective from: 16/05/2023

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