Published date: 15 February 2017

Last edited date: 15 February 2017

This notice was replaced on 14 June 2017

This notice does not contain the most up-to-date information about this procurement. The most recent notice is:

Awarded contract (published 14 June 2017)

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.

Contract summary


  • Restaurant and food-serving services - 55300000

  • Beverage-serving services - 55400000

  • Canteen and catering services - 55500000

Location of contract


Value of contract

£2,500,000 to £7,000,000

Procurement reference


Published date

15 February 2017

Closing date

31 March 2017

Contract start date

1 July 2017

Contract end date

30 June 2022

Contract type

Not applicable

Procedure type

Negotiated procedure

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



The purpose of this Procurement Process is to select a Concessionaire to deliver a Catering Concession Contract at the premises of The National Archives (TNA), in Kew, South West London, TW9 4DU.

TNA will award the Concession Contract for an initial period of five years, with options to extend for two further periods of up to twelve months each (5+1+1). Our preferred commencement date for the Concession Contract is 1 July 2017.

Please note that we will hold an Open Day for Potential Concessionaires to visit us on Tuesday 14 February 2017. This will give you the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the site and to find out more about TNA, our aspirations for this contract and our plans for the future. Please email should you wish to attend, with a list of proposed attendees.

Please note that Expressions of Interest must be sent to by 5pm, Thursday 2 March 2017. There is no standard or set form for such Expressions of Interest and a simple email will suffice.

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