Catering Concessions – Bandstand Music Events, Portsmouth

Catering Concessions – Bandstand Music Events, Portsmouth

To appoint operators to provide food and drink catering units/stands for Bandstand events.

Contract summary


    • Hotel, restaurant and retail trade services – 55000000
    • Restaurant and food-serving services – 55300000
    • Canteen and catering services – 55500000

Location of contract


Value of contract

Published date

30 August 2019

Closing date

13 September 2019

Contract start date

31 May 2020

Contract end date

31 August 2020

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?




Portsmouth City Council is seeking to appoint operators to provide food and drink catering units/stands for Bandstand events during the summer of 2020.

The Council is seeking to award multiple contracts so we can realise our objective to have a varied and exciting food and drink offer that changes throughout the bandstand event calendar.

All contracts will take the form of a service concession which will require payment to the Council from successful operators.

Bidders can bid for either or both of the following options stating their preference where needed;

o Option 1: To operate on a Saturday and Sunday
o Option 2: To operate on the Sunday event only

This will result in the Saturday bandstand having a single catering offer and the Sunday having two, which reflects anticipated demand based on past attendance figures. Please note that on a Sunday, where possible, the Council will avoid awarding contracts where both operators have the same or similar provision.

One of our key objectives is to have concession operators in place on the usually quieter Saturday dates, therefore these submissions will be prioritised.

Due to the presence of other vendors nearby, ice cream vendors will not be considered for this opportunity.


About the buyer

Contact name

Procurement Service


Guildhall Square
United Kingdom


023 9268 8235



Other information


Additional information on how to apply for this contract

Portsmouth City Council is currently in the process of seeking expressions of interest for the following project – Catering concessions – Bandstand music events 2020.

The full details and ability to express an interest will be via our e-sourcing system Intend. This filepath will take you to the relevant area of Intend,

Once on the page you can either scroll down or use the search function to find the relevant project.

Should you have any problems with the above link, please contact us on 023 9268 8235 or email:

Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No


How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided, or follow the instructions given in the notice description or information section.