Crewe Artisan Market Tender Opportunity

Crewe Artisan Market Tender Opportunity

Closing Date: Tuesday 31st May

Crewe Artisan Market Tender Opportunity


Feedback from the Crewe community has highlighted a desire for high quality outdoor specialist markets within Crewe town as part of a wider programme events.

Crewe Town Council is therefore seeking to commission a suitably experienced, skilled and qualified market operator to deliver and manage all aspects of an outdoor artisan market within Crewe Town Centre. The Artisan Market will be held on Saturday 27th August 2022, 10am – 4pm.

Proposals from small and local organisations are particularly welcomed, especially those who champion and provide a platform for Cheshire and Staffordshire based independent artisan traders.

If you would like to tender for this opportunity or arrange a site visit please email by 10am on Tuesday 31st May 2022. All emails should be headed Crewe Town Artisan Market opportunity.


We are seeking tender submissions from suitably experienced, skilled and qualified market operators to deliver and manage an outdoor Artisan Market within Crewe Town Centre.

We are looking for a market operator who can:

  • Organise and manage all aspects of an outdoor artisan market within Crewe Town Centre, on Saturday 27th August 2022, 10am – 4pm.
  • To Provide 40 high quality and varied artisan traders.
  • To provide all required infrastructure, including market stalls, barriers and power supply etc
  • To ensure health and safety and other statutory standards are met including the completion of all required health & safety paperwork including Risk Assessments, Event Management Plan, Cheshire East Council Event application and all required licenses.
  • To submit application for road closures to Cheshire East Council in accordance with their policy and process.
  • To ensure appropriate first aid provision is in place coving the setup, event and breakdown.


The artisan market will take place within Crewe Town Centre. Exact placement of the market to be agreed during the initial site visit.


All traders must be onsite and vehicles removed from the town centre pedestrian area by 10am with vehicle movement restricted onsite until 4pm.

The market operator will need to set the market up and take down on Saturday 27th August 2022.

The Tender Process

Please note that tenders will be assessed and marked out of 100 on the following:

  • Previous experience of delivering and managing outdoor artisan markets – maximum score 25
  • Variety and quality of offering (this will also relate to the level/standard of traders and products available) – maximum score 35
  • Breakdown of costs to deliver and manage all aspects of the artisan market – maximum score 25
  • Knowledge and experience to complete the required health and safety documentation and Health and safety management during the event – maximum score 15

 Key Dates

28th April 2022 – Tender opportunity advertised

28th April 2022 - Expression of interest to tender submitted and applications sent out

31st May 2022 – Deadline for completed tender applications

15th June 2022 – Contract awarded to the successful market operator

27th August 2022 – Artisan Market to take place

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