All eight leisure centres including the Bunyan Centre would remain open and £1million of taxpayers money would be saved every year, in proposals to be considered by Bedford Borough Council.
Earlier this year, the council invited tenders from external organisations to provide leisure services on behalf of the borough council.
Councillor Doug McMurdo, portfolio holder for leisure and culture, said: “At a time when many leisure facilities across the country are closing or facing the threat of closure, it is tremendous news that we have identified a bidder who would keep all leisure facilities, including the Bunyan Centre, open and plans to make significant investment to deliver major improvements.”
Submissions were received from a number of organisations and these have been evaluated in recent months to identify a preferred bidder.
The council’s Executive will review the report on October 22.
If the Executive approve the plans then the preferred bidder would take over the running of the eight Council leisure facilities in early 2014.
The sites are: Bedford International Athletic Stadium, Bunyan Centre, Mowsbury Golf Course, Kempston Outdoor Centre, Blue & White Peris, Robinson Pool, Kempston Pool and Oasis Pool.
The preferred bidder would be required to invest over £3million across the borough’s leisure facilities, including £1.2million at the Bunyan Centre.
There would also be investments of approximately £10million over the 10-year contract term to improve buildings and equipment at the various sites.