CAST Catering Contract

CAST Catering Contract

The Centre of Applied Science and Technology for the Home Office have a requirement to provide basic refreshments and lunches to external visitors and have no on site catering facility at either of their sites which are both in remote locations.

Reference number: CAST001

Deadline date:26/04/2012

This deadline is for… Submission of Expression of Interest and registration on Home Office e-sourcing tool

Contract value:£0 – £73,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: South West Horsham, West Sussex & St Albans. Hertfordshire

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? No

Name of the buying organisation: Home Office PCoE – Procurement Centre of Excellence

 

Description of the contract

The Centre of Applied Science and Technology for the Home Office have a requirement to provide basic refreshments and lunches to external visitors and have no on site catering facility at either of their sites which are both in remote locations. Therefore, CAST are looking to competitively tender for the provision of catering services to each of our sites at Sandridge (St Albans) and Langhurst (Horsham). The lunches/refreshments will be made off site and delivered to each location by the requested time on each day that they are required. Generally lunches will be required for 2 or more people, although there may be need to cater for anything up to 75 people at a single time. It is anticipated that such refreshments/lunches will be required at least twice a month for a period of 3 days at a time. The requirement will be split into two lots (one for each site location) with a single supplier selected for each lot. The successful supplier will be required to provide lunches for on site meetings and therefore ideally the providers will be close to each of the sites, or have the ability to make deliveries by 11.30am and – on occasion – at extremely short notice (i.e. less than 24 hrs is given for lunches).

 

Classification of the contract

55520000 Catering services

 

Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Lowest price

Estimated length of contract: 36 Months

 

Who to contact

Contact name Arran Price

Organisation name PCoE – Procurement Centre of Excellence

Address Room 2Y92 Concept House, Cardiff Road, Newport, Gwent, NP10 8QQ

Telephone 01633811600

Extension number:

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How to apply

The Home Office uses an eSourcing toolkit to enable its sourcing activities to be conducted over the Internet. Any organisation intending to submit an expression of interest must be registered as a supplier with the Home Office eSourcing Portal. To register, visit the Portal’s Login Page at https://sourcing.homeoffice.gov.uk and complete the online registration form by clicking on the “Register Supplier Organisation” link in the top right-hand corner of the page. The entire process should take no more than 10 minutes and need only be completed once. Passwords are issued via email, normally within 1 working day. Please contact the eSourcing Help Desk for support in completing the online registration process; call 01633 811 600 or email eEnablers@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk. Once registered, organisations intending to submit an expression of interest must send an email to eEnablers@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk any time up to, but no later than Thursday 26th April 2012. The email should be entitled CAST Catering and contain the following details: your organisation’s name; your contact’s email address; your contact’s name and your contact’s telephone number. Any expressions of interest not submitted in the required form (or containing the requested information) may be rejected. If, however, you believe that there are reasons as to why you would be unable to use the eSourcing service, please let us know by emailing eEnablers@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk and we will consider how best to overcome your difficulties. Organisations who have complied with the foregoing will receive details of how to access and complete the online Request for Proposal (RFP). The online RFP must be fully completed no later than 12pm Friday 4th May 2012. For Further Information on the Home Office please view our Website at www.homeoffice.gov.uk