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File #: BL2020-584    Name:
Type: Bill (Ordinance) Status: Passed
File created: 12/4/2020 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 1/19/2021 Final action: 1/19/2021
Title: An ordinance approving amendment one to a contract by and between the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Metropolitan Tourism and Convention Commission, and the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau, to provide tourism and convention sales and marketing services.
Sponsors: Kyonzte Toombs, Ginny Welsch, Sharon Hurt, Nancy VanReece, Joy Styles
Attachments: 1. BL2020-584 Exhibit
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An ordinance approving amendment one to a contract by and between the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Metropolitan Tourism and Convention Commission, and the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau, to provide tourism and convention sales and marketing services.
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WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Metropolitan Tourism and Convention Commission, previously entered into a contract with the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau ("NCVB"), to provide tourism and convention sales and marketing services, as approved through the contracting processes established under the Metropolitan Procurement Code; and,

WHEREAS, the existing contract has a term of five years, beginning on July 1, 2016 and terminating on June 30, 2021; and,
WHEREAS, the parties wish to amend the contract to increase the term of the contract by one year, for a total of six years, to terminate on June 30, 2022, a copy of which amendment one is attached hereto; and,
WHEREAS, Metropolitan Code Section 4.12.160 requires that an amendment to a contract for services that extends the contract term to more than five years must by approved by Metro Council; and,
WHEREAS, the services performed under the contract were previously provided by NCVB and not a Metro department; and,
WHEREAS, seventy full time equivalent positions are required to provide the services by NCVB; and,
WHEREAS, the services provided by NCVB require a detailed knowledge of the tourism and convention industry; sales, advertising, public relations, marketing, business development and professional customer relationship and partnership capabilities, among others, and none of our Metro departments have these capabilities nor the resources to rapidly build them; and,
WHEREAS, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Metro Nashville and Davidson County's tourism industry will need time to recover and rebuild over the nex...

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