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1. Title: GB-Chelmsford: Vending Services
2. Awarding Authority:
Chelmsford Borough Council
Civic Centre, Chelmsford, CM1 1JE, GB
Tel. 01245 606485, Email:, URL:, URL:
Contact: Prcurement, Attn: Chris Lay

3. Contract Type: SERVICES
4. Description: Cafeteria services. Expressions of Interest are sought for the concessions to operate food and drink vending services at Chelmsford Borough Council¿s four leisure centres:
¿ Riverside Ice & Leisure, Chelmsford.
¿ Dovedale Sports Centre, Chelmsford.
¿ Chelmsford Sport & Athletics Centre, Chelmsford.
¿ South Woodham Ferrers Leisure Centre, South Woodham Ferrers.

These concessions cover the supply, delivery, installation, service and maintenance of vending, vending products, consumables and associated products including a fully managed vending service, commencing April 2011 for 4 and a half years providing hot & cold drinks, snacks & confectionery at the above sites.

This opportunity is offered in two lots;
Lot 1 ¿ Riverside Ice & Leisure, annual income circa £117K
Lot 2 ¿ the other three sites, annual income circa £60K
and bids are acceptable for individual lots or for both.

Evaluation Criteria:
1. Financial return to the Council (70%)
2. Appropriateness to the Council¿s business and customer base (15%)
3. Quality and professionalism (15%)

For a tender pack and associated paperwork please e-mail by noon on Friday 28 January 2011, stating which lot or lots you are interested in.

5. CPV Codes:
55330000 - Cafeteria services.

6. NUTS Codes :
UKH3 - Essex

7. Main Site or Location of Works, Main Place of Delivery or Main Place of Performance:
8. Reference Attributed by the Awarding Authority: CL/VEND/2011
9. Estimated Value of Requirement: Category H: 100K to 500K
Currency: GBP
10. Deadline for Expression of Interest: 28/01/2011 12:00:00
11. Address to which they must be sent:
Chelmsford Borough Council
Civic Centre, Chelmsford, CM1 1JE, GB
Tel. 01245 606485, Email:
Contact: Prcurement, Attn: Chris Lay

12. Other Information: The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs).However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement,and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender. TKR-2011112-PRO-2118152

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