Published date: 4 April 2019

Last edited date: 4 April 2019

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 18 April 2019

Contract summary


  • Restaurant and food-serving services - 55300000

  • Meal-serving services - 55320000

  • Cafeteria services - 55330000

    • Beverage-serving services - 55400000

    • Canteen and catering services - 55500000

    • Canteen services - 55510000

    • Catering services - 55520000

Location of contract


Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

4 April 2019

Closing date

18 April 2019

Contract start date

1 May 2019

Contract end date

30 April 2020

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open (non-OJEU)

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

Non-OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) procedures are valued below a certain financial threshold.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Portsmouth City Council ('the Council') is inviting expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced providers to provide catering services at Clarence Esplanade.

Two sites are available - Pier View and Pyramids View. Suppliers are invited to bid for either or both sites. If bidding for both sites, suppliers must state their preferred location. Where applications include a different proposal for each site, details of both proposals must be Clearly identified in Section Two of the application form.

Applications for hot and cold food and drink will be considered however, the Council is looking to expand the range of catering offers available to the public and therefore bids based solely on the sale of ice cream may not be accepted. Bids that include the sale of alcohol will be refused.

Successful supplier will be expected to:
o Deliver a quality offering from the pitch
o Cover all costs associated with the running of the unit
o Provide their own power to run any unit
o Provide suitable waste bins as necessary to manage waste from sales and remove any waste generated at the end of each day.
o Make rental payments, in advance to the Council on a monthly basis
o Work on an open book basis and provide quarterly financial accounts to the Council

Both pitches are offered with a 12 month licence and associated concession contract. Licences will not include an automatic right to renew but are extendable on a yearly basis, subject to the performance and agreement of both parties.

The Council is seeking a rental income in the region of ?7,200 per annum. Rental income will be reviewed annually with a minimum increase in line with RPI.

The closing date for receipt of your expression of interest is given against the heading entitled - Date documents can be requested until.

More information


Additional text

Portsmouth City Council is currently in the process of seeking expressions of interest for the following project - Concession Opportunity - Pier View and Pyramids View, Clarence Esplance, Portsmouth.

The full details and ability to express an interest will be via our e-sourcing system Intend. This filepath will take you to the relevant area of Intend,

Once on the page you can either scroll down or use the search function to find the relevant project.

Should you have any problems with the above link, please contact us on 023 9268 8235 or email:

Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No

About the buyer

Contact name

Procurement Service


Guildhall Square
United Kingdom


023 9268 8235


Closing: 18 April 2019