Transport for London, the operator of London’s bus and underground network, has issued a contract notice for the repair and maintenance services of catering equipment across more than 30 of its sites.
The five-year contract has an estimated value of £900,000.
The group says it has an “ongoing requirement” to maintain and repair a wide variety of TFL-owned kitchen equipment at 31 locations across the head office portfolio and operational lines locations.
“TfL’s objective is to facilitate the delivery of catering services effectively, which includes ensuring that the kitchen equipment works safely, reliably and effectively in accordance with the manufacturers’ specifications, and meets all health and safety and food safety legislation,” stated the notice.
TfL said a break clause may be inserted into the contract and confirmed that further details would be included in the invitation to tender (ITT) documents. The contract is subject to renewal, with the number of possible renewals ranging between one and two.
TfL envisages that a minimum of five and maximum of seven operators will be invited to participate in the tender.
It said the contract would be awarded to the “most economically advantageous” tender in terms of the criteria stated in the ITT specifications.
The closure date for receipt of tenders or requests to participate is 17th January 2012.