Public Sector Network Tender Alert


The Coffee Shop at Millmead & Hospitality Contract Opportunity

(See Brief Prospectus attachment at section 6 for more information). Key dates are: Invitation to tender date: 18/08/2018 (tender documents will be available from this date) Tender return date: 26/09/2018 Site visit/open day: 29/08/2018 Guildford Borough Council wishes to invite tenders for a catering concessions contract, operating from the Coffee Shop within the Council's offices in Guildford Surrey. The Council has over 400 full and part time staff based at Millmead and shares the office space with a further 150 employees from another organisation. The current concessions contract has been successful with the developing service benefitting from increasing emphasis placed on hospitality, sandwiches, snacks and lighter meals for staff and visitors, producing sales which have increased impressively. A new opportunity now arises from the intention to offer services and facilities to the general public over the lunchtime period. The Council is seeking an entrepreneurial partner with vision, enthusiasm and drive to build on this success and: - Provide quality food and beverage services to the staff, visitors, contractors and members of the public who work at and visit the Millmead complex, - Develop the business further, increasing usage, - Ideally operate on a nil subsidy or commercial basis. The Council intends to invite tenders for this service with a tender period from 13 August 2018 to 26 September 2018. Tender documents may be accessed electronically and tenders are to be submitted electronically through the Council's e-tendering web portal at: This will take you to the SE Shared services e-sourcing portal where you may register and log in to view and submit a tender. Tendering documents will be available on In-tend from 13 August 2018 and will include the service specification and the criteria to be applied for the award of the contract. Please note that during the tender period there will be a site visit/open day opportunity to view the facilities on Wednesday 29/08/2018


Kevin Handley
Millmead House
01483 444447

Contract value: 95000

Published: 31 Jul 2018, Receipt by: 26 Sep 2018