Published date: 20 August 2021

Last edited date: 19 November 2021

Closed future opportunity - This means that a potential contract has passed its approach to market date. A buyer can choose to consider any supplier interest or convert this notice into an opportunity ready for live procurement.

Approach to market date: 15 May 2022

Contract summary


  • Food, beverages, tobacco and related products - 15000000

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

20 August 2021

Approach to market date

15 May 2022

Contract start date

15 December 2022

Contract end date

14 December 2026

Procedure type

Open procedure (above threshold)

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

This procedure can be used for procurements above the relevant contract value threshold.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Crown Commercial Service (CCS) as the Authority intends to put in place a pan Government Collaborative Agreement for the provision of Food & Drink to be utilised by Central Government Departments and all other UK Public Sector Bodies, including Local Authorities, Health, Police, Fire and Rescue, Education and Devolved Administrations

This will be an agreement managed with a single access point, using a single Tier 1 supplier as an umbrella to simplify the customer journey. This agreement will cover all public sector customers and all food and drink sub-categories, and we welcome the opportunity for single supplier's, a consortium or Special Procurement Vehicle (SPV)style approach to meet these requirements.
Please contact our Food team to discuss in detail and arrange a 1-2-1 meeting.

More information

Spend profile

This table displays the spend profile of the notice
Financial year Budget
2021/2022 £0
2022/2023 £22,900,000
2023/2024 £25,200,000
2024/2025 £27,700,000
2025/2026 £30,500,000


Additional text

The intention of this PIN is to:
1) Inform the market that CCS have changed their approach to the market for the delivery of a Food & Drink agreement.
2) Information related to the project will be uploaded to the CCS RM6279 webpage.

Please note that the date of the Find a Tender Service Contract Notice is subject to change.

This prior information notice replaces the previous PIN issued on the 20/08/2021

About the buyer

Contact name

The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service (CCS)


9th Floor, The Capital, Old Hall Street
L3 9PP


+44 3450103503