catering, cafe, museum, heritage and art

Catering tenders

We are told that an appetite for detail and accurate analysis make competitive tendering of catering contracts one of our key strengths. It's true that we take a meticulous approach to fully managing the process; from the initial production of tender documentation, to bid analysis and contract negotiations.

Over the last two decades we have managed competitive tenders for a wide range of clients and for varying contract sizes and structures, including turnover-based concession contracts, leases, cost-plus, fixed-price and nil-subsidy contracts.  In many cases these contracts have included capital investment from the caterer into refurbishment or new build projects. In  addition, our team has undertaken multi-site tenders for a number of clients where group contracts have been established.

Boyd-Thorpe Associates' expertise covers all aspects of the tender process and enables us to assist our clients with any, or all, of the following activities:

  • Pre-qualification selection process including; drafting advertisements for tender, preparing prequalification questionnaires, analysis of prequalification information, site visit evaluation, shortlist recommendations
  • Preparation of tender documents including; the invitation to tender, service specification, draft contract terms, tender acceptance and submissions
  • Tender issue including; management of tender publication, correspondence with candidates and attendance at pre tender site visits
  • Bid analysis including; operational, technical and financial evaluation of the bids, comparative analysis of submissions and executive reporting
  • Contract negotiation including; liaison between client and contractor during final negotiations and contract exchange

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