Competitive Tendering

Tendering a catering service is typically more complex than that of other facility services, because people, products and sales are all in the mix. This often makes comparing like-for-like bids very challenging and time consuming.


Clients typically look to tender for a wide variety of reasons, ranging from; first time outsource, poor operational and or financial performance, company policy to tender prior to contract expiry, need for investment, poor employee engagement, lack of financial transparency, forthcoming office move or refurbishment, and many more.

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We support our clients either through the entire tender process or through a selection of the following stages, depending on their requirements:

  • Agree a realistic & achievable project timetable

  • Develop a Catering Strategy that supports your Workplace Strategy 

  • Agree long-list of caterers prior to issue of qualification documents (RFI/PQQ)

  • Issue & evaluate qualification documents (RFI/PQQ)  

  • Agree short-list of caterers prior to tender (RFP/ITT)

  • Issue & evaluate tender documents including financial proformas (RFP/ITT)

  • Agree short-list of caterers prior to site visits & presentations

  • Issue & evaluate site visits and presentations

  • Contract award & negotiation

  • Mobilisation

We work within each client's own procurement process requirements and are experienced both in e-tendering tools (e.g. Ariba) and working within European Law & OJEU.

Whether you are tendering for the first time or the tenth time, we will work closely with you to ensure the process goes to plan and you get the best catering solution for the business at a very achievable price.

Strategy Creation
& Review


& Monitoring

& Planning

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