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22/12/2015    S247

United Kingdom-Bristol: Food, beverages, tobacco and related products

2015/S 247-449719

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Official name: Ministry of Defence, Land Equipment, Defence Food Services (DFS) Team
Postal address: Elm 2A, Abbey Wood
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom
For the attention of: Martin Dawes, Rob Davis
Telephone: +44 3067981455

Further information can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Deployable Food Programme.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 27: Other services


II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
Supply of Food. The Authority has a possible future requirement to provide a food supply solution that meets the needs of the British Armed Forces and entitled personnel in both the UK and worldwide where a contracted food service is not provided. The requirement includes the sourcing and distribution of food, in-flight meals, bottled water and other beverages, and catering consumables to UK and overseas locations. All food sourcing shall be compliant with UK Govt Buying standards for food and catering services.
The Authority is keen to encourage the involvement of Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in delivering this requirement, consistent with the Government Procurement for Growth agenda.
The Authority is currently developing its procurement strategy for this requirement and is seeking the views of industry on how the requirement might best be met. To obtain these views a short questionnaire has been prepared, which will be available to all companies that are interested in this requirement. Please contact Martin Dawes or Robert Davis (address in Section I) who will provide you with a copy of the questionnaire. The closing date for expressing interest in this requirement is 23.1.2016, and questionnaire responses should be submitted no later than 30.1.2016.
A Contract Notice will be published to commence the competition. It is anticipated that the competition will commence in Mar/Apr 2016, once the necessary approvals have been secured.
Note that this requirement will be subject to the PCR 2015.
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

15000000 Food, beverages, tobacco and related products, 55520000 Catering services, 55522000 Catering services for transport enterprises, 60000000 Transport services (excl. Waste transport), 60100000 Road transport services, 63700000 Support services for land, water and air transport, 63730000 Support services for air transport

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional information:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
From 2 April 2014 the Government is introducing its new Government Security Classifications Policy (GSC) to replace the current Government Protective Marking Scheme. A key aspect of this is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All suppliers to the Department are encouraged to make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact on this Requirement. The link below to the website provides information on the new GSC.

The Authority reserves the right to amend any condition related to security of information to reflect any changes in national law or government policy. If any contract documents are accompanied by instructions on safeguarding classified information (e.g. a Security Aspects Letter), the Authority reserves the right to amend the terms of these instructions to reflect any changes in national law or government policy, whether in respect of the applicable protective marking scheme, specific protective markings given, the aspects to which any protective marking applies, or otherwise.

Advertising Regime OJEU:- This contract opportunity is published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), the MoD Defence Contracts Bulletin and GO Reference: GO-20151218-DCB-7477301.

VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: