Supply of Food to Ministry of Defence for British Armed Forces
The United Kingdom (UK) Deployable Food Programme requirement aims to deliver a cost effective, fully optimised, low risk feeding capability to meet the requirements of the British Armed Forces and entitled personnel.
United Kingdom-Bristol: Food, beverages, tobacco and related products
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Cedar 3C #3351, MOD Abbey Wood
Contact person: Martin Neary
Telephone: +44 1179183514
NUTS code: UK
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
UK Deployable Food Programme.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The United Kingdom (UK) Deployable Food Programme requirement aims to deliver a cost effective, fully optimised, low risk feeding capability to meet the requirements of the British Armed Forces and entitled personnel for all areas within scope, in accordance with the agreed UK, EU and Defence Food Quality Standards.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
The United Kingdom (UK) Deployable Food Programme requirement aims to deliver a cost effective, fully optimised, low risk feeding capability to meet the requirements of the British Armed Forces and entitled personnel for all areas within scope, in accordance with the agreed UK, EU and Defence Food Quality Standards. The term of the contract is three years with the possibility of a one year option available at the discretion of the Authority, with the value of the contract likely to be in the range of 80 000 000 GBP to 120 000 000 GBP. The Potential Provider shall manage the supply chain to source and deliver fresh, ambient, chilled and frozen food products of approximately 1 000 lines to Standing and Temporary Locations in the UK.
Potential providers must have the capability and flexibility to cope with the demands and surge requirements of the British Armed Forces. You can find detailed information about the requirement in the supporting procurement documentation.
Standing Locations: The standing locations are spread geographically, from the Outer Islands of Scotland to the South coast of England, from training areas in Wales to sites in Northern Ireland; delivery to Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels are in scope as well. These are permanent sites, that can be civilian as well as Ministry of Defence owned, where UK Armed Forces and entitled personnel are required to be fed from the UK Deployable Food contract; These sites will place orders directly with the Contractor without requiring the approval of the Authority.
Temporary Locations: The Authority may require the Potential Provider to provide food supply to temporary locations. In some cases these will be ‘pop-up shut-down’ sites where a recurring but infrequent exercise location is used for a specific reason.
Procurement will be managed by the MOD and following contract award, the contract will transfer to the management of MOD’s Delivery Partner Team Leidos, through the life of the contract.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
The contract will be for an initial period of three years, with an additional one year option period available to be taken at the sole discretion of the Authority. The value of the optional year is in included within the overall value range as detailed in Section II.2.6.
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
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GO Reference: GO-20161025-DCB-9007331.
Cedar 3C, #3351, Abbey Wood
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: