Food & Drink

A Prior Information Notice

Find a Tender
Contract (Goods)
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18 Nov 2021
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United Kingdom:

Geochart for 1 buyers and 0 suppliers


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

Total Quantity or Scope

This PIN Is an update on the RM 6279 commercial opportunity. CCS are looking to procure a Food & Drink commercial solution that will: ● Support all food producers (including SMEs) in accessing public sector food opportunities ● Support sustainable food production ● Support the reduction in food miles ● Support the public sector in accessing local food produce at the right price ● Local/Regional supply and distribution networks ● Support public sector food buyers in buying better quality, safer, sustainable food that meets The Government Buying Standards for Food ● Support public sector customers in meeting carbon net zero goals ● Build and monitor social value through public sector food procurement ● Support investment in local communities, equality and diversity, reduction in Modern Slavery risks, resource efficiency and environmental sustainability ● Free access for public sector customers using the agreement ● Simple, quick and easy to use for customers ● Next day delivery capability for customers The final structure of the Food & Drink commercial solution will be confirmed within the Contract Notice.

CPV Codes

  • 15000000 - Food, beverages, tobacco and related products
  • 03000000 - Agricultural, farming, fishing, forestry and related products
  • 03100000 - Agricultural and horticultural products
  • 03200000 - Cereals, potatoes, vegetables, fruits and nuts
  • 03300000 - Farming, hunting and fishing products
  • 03400000 - Forestry and logging products
  • 15100000 - Animal products, meat and meat products
  • 15200000 - Prepared and preserved fish
  • 15300000 - Fruit, vegetables and related products
  • 15400000 - Animal or vegetable oils and fats
  • 15500000 - Dairy products
  • 15600000 - Grain mill products, starches and starch products
  • 15700000 - Animal feedstuffs
  • 15800000 - Miscellaneous food products
  • 15900000 - Beverages, tobacco and related products
  • 48000000 - Software package and information systems
  • 48100000 - Industry specific software package
  • 48200000 - Networking, Internet and intranet software package
  • 48500000 - Communication and multimedia software package
  • 48600000 - Database and operating software package
  • 48700000 - Software package utilities
  • 48800000 - Information systems and servers
  • 48900000 - Miscellaneous software package and computer systems
  • 55300000 - Restaurant and food-serving services
  • 55500000 - Canteen and catering services
  • 60100000 - Road transport services
  • 72000000 - IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
  • 72100000 - Hardware consultancy services
  • 72200000 - Software programming and consultancy services
  • 72300000 - Data services
  • 72400000 - Internet services
  • 72500000 - Computer-related services
  • 72600000 - Computer support and consultancy services
  • 72700000 - Computer network services
  • 72900000 - Computer back-up and catalogue conversion services

Other Information

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. ** PREVIEW NOTICE, please check Find a Tender for full details. ** 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