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Organization sought for the management of an international entrepreneurial centre in Bilbao for 2022

Profile ID: 102303

Profile type: Business request


A regional development organization in the Basque Country is looking for an international operator with a view to directing and managing an entrepreneurial centre under a services agreement type of cooperation. The selection process will involve a public tender procedure

Offer description

The CIE Bizkaia (centre for international entrepreneurship) is one of the flagship projects led by the Provincial Council of Biscay in order to strengthen its industrial and business tissue. It will be located in the so-called “Torre Bizkaia” (Biscay tower); a skyscraper undergoing refurbishment works at present, which will be completed by 2022, and will hold startups and innovative companies in its 11 floor space available. The building is right at the heart of the city, in the main street of Bilbao. The key idea is that the operator sought may generate international connectivity by means of providing the companies hosted in the tower with access to other centres under his or her management worldwide. The operator will have to sign a service concession agreement with the regional development organization that has launched this call for tenders. The term of the service concession will comprise a pre-rollout phase for selection and contract negotiation and the operation phase which will be a term of 15 years once the facilities are made available to the operator sought. Such an operator will also have a say in matters concerning the interior design of the centre. This service concession agreement will involve a negotiated remuneration at the operator’s own risk of a maximum amount fee of: € 20,584,997.00 (VAT excluded) Deadline for application forms is June 29th. Interested organizations, after completing the EOI form, should follow the procedure set on: TED (Tenders Electronic Daily), reference: TED39/2020-005734, URL: https://ted.europa.eu/udl?uri=TED:NOTICE:254074-2020:TEXT:ES:HTML

Innovations and advantages

The potential partner who will be in charge of managing the future centre will obtain an attractive and realistic sum of money that can amount to: 20.584,997 euro (VAT excluded). Worldwide contacts with forefront organizations, companies and startups that blaze the trail. Bilbao is a really comfortable city to live in; architecturally appealing and practically all significant places are within walking distance. It rains, but it is part of its charm.

Market application codes

09003007 Other services (not elsewhere classified)
09007005 Facility management companies
09009001 Conglomerates and holding companies

Profile date

11/29/2020 12:00:00 am


Type of partner sought

The selected operator / organization will have to see to a series of services that will be laid down in a service concession agreement. Some of the tasks to be carried out: - Management of the premises including collecting rental payments of the companies hosted in the CIE Bizkaia tower, - Establishment of close connections of the CIE Bizkaia with other centres the selected operator must have worldwide.This will allow companies to make use of those infrastructures, - Dissemination of the local ecosystem and initiatives that will be launched, - Attraction of startups and corporates to Biscay The concession holder / operator will have to: - Prove professional experience in performing management and direction services of at least 2 international entrepreneurial centres similar to the CIE within the last 3 years. One of the centres must have at least a minimum area of 1.000m2, - Offer value-added services such as: commercial acceleration, mentoring, investment support, talent training and/or corporate innovation, - Prove economic solvency by means of its approved annual accounts deposited at a relevant Business Registry, - Present a solid working team with experience in similar projects, together with a coherent methodology



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+7 (499) 720-69-19

+7 (495) 692-95-52


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