Published date: 19 November 2021

Last edited date: 1 December 2021

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: 20 December 2021, 12pm

Contract summary


  • Canteen and other restricted-clientele cafeteria services - 55511000

  • Catering services - 55520000

  • Catering services for other enterprises or other institutions - 55523000

    • Cultural event organisation services - 79952100

Location of contract


Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

19 November 2021

Closing date

20 December 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

1 April 2022

Contract end date

31 March 2025

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.

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The London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) wishes to appoint a sole caterer to operate the café and the evening hire commercial events at Leighton House Museum.
This is a great opportunity for a single provider who has experience in operating a café and evening catering events within a heritage setting to provide a distinctive catering services of outstanding quality within a beautiful and unique venue at the heart of prosperous west London. It is essential that the selected caterer is entrepreneurial, innovative, and socially aware and an upholder of ethical business practices with a genuine commitment to taking an interest in the Historic Museum and its use as an events venue.

The successful Tenderer will operate on the concession basis and pay the Council a percentage-based commission on both the café and the evening events. The café commission will be based on the café revenue, whereas the evening events commission will be based on the fee charged to their customer per event.

This tender will be carried out using an Open Procedure to award the contract in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

The contract length is 3 years with an option to extend for a further 2 years which is subject to satisfactory performance.

More information


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To register your expression of interest kindly visit our e-tendering portal; and search for the following reference: itt_RBKC_15265 - Leighton House Museum - Concession Contract for Café and Catering Services

The closing date for the tender submissions is 12:00 hrs on 20th December 2021. If you have any questions prior to the deadline, please submit these through the e-tendering portal.

About the buyer


Kensington Town Hall, Hornton St
W8 7NX