Retail Catering for Royal Botanic Gardens

Retail Catering for Royal Botanic Gardens

Wakehurst Place Retail Catering. Reference number: RBGKW01

Deadline date: 17/02/2012

This deadline is for… Submission of pre-qualification questionnaires

Contract value: £4,500,000 – £6,000,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: West Sussex Wakehurst Place is in Ardingly, near Haywards Heath

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: ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS, KEW


Description of the contract

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Wakehurst Place) seeks expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced companies for the provision of retail catering services. The retail catering at Wakehurst Place has a reputation for high quality, innovative food and beverages, delivered in a sustainable way. The catering operation comprises the Stables restaurant, and Seed café in the visitor centre. Please note this contract excludes the Wakehurst Place event catering, which is provided via a list of approved suppliers. The contract will commence on 18 September 2012 for a period of four years, with the option to extend for up to two further years. This contract is being tendered as a Part B Service under Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, as amended.




Classification of the contract

55000000 Hotel, restaurant and retail trade 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: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 18/09/2012 – 17/09/2016


Who to contact

Contact name Anne Merritt-Harrison

Address , GU1 1WS


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How to apply

To request the pre-qualification questionnaire, please email Merritt-Harrison Catering Consultancy: The deadline for the submission of pre-qualification questionnaires is 16:00 on 17 February 2012.