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Invitation to tender

​Do you want to help fuel your police force?


What we are looking for:

Tenders are currently being sought for the provision of a small deli-type – nil subsidy catering services for the Office of the Durham Police, Crime and Victims Commissioner. 

The contract is based at our headquarters site (Aykley Heads, Co Durham) where facilities are free to use and comprise of a main preparation and storage area with integral servery, wash-up area and refrigeration and freezer facilities only. 

There is no mechanical extraction suitable for hot food cooking within the kitchen facility (having been designed for deli-type catering) , therefore traditional on-site hot cooking/grilling/frying facilities are not available. However, we are open to innovative ways of working. 

The contractor is free to use other facilities at their disposal for preparation and cooking and to transport produce onto site. 

The cafeteria will need to provide a service available to all headquarters staff and visitors, and will be required to cater for both formal and informal functions as and when required. This includes buffet catering/working lunches and teas/coffees. There may also be the requirement to cater for operational events at various locations. 

The cafeteria will be expected to provide hot and cold items and snacks such as pastries, jacket potatoes, cakes, soups and sandwiches.

To apply: 

To obtain further information on this opportunity and view the tender documents please register your interest on the EU–Supply, Blue Light E-Procurement portal, This portal is free to use:  www.bluelight.gov.uk (further registration help and guidance is available on the portal if required). The portal contract reference number for this opportunity is 26897. 

Please note the deadline date for return of tenders once completed is October 31 2017, no later than 12noon. All completed documents must be uploaded to the Blue Light E-Procurement portal only.  Late bids or in any other format will not be accepted

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