Food Sector Development Framework Agreement

A Tender Notice

Framework (Services)
3 year
19 Nov 2021
To 16 Jun 2025 (est.)
17 Jan 2022 14:00




Geochart for 2 buyers and 0 suppliers

2 buyers


This Food Sector Development Framework Agreement is required to support and deliver a wide range of contracts, programmes and activities (including business development, export, and other specialist Food service) throughout Wales, the UK & Internationally as well as business-to-business on a global basis. Food and Drink is a priority sector for the Welsh Government and this framework is essential to support achievement of our strategic vision, to provide a continued development of support programmes, assisting the industry to grow, innovate and move in positive new directions, ensuring Wales takes a prominent position in the market place for food. It is anticipated the Food Sector Development Framework Agreement value will range between GBP 8.3 million - 30 million. The figure stated in section II.1.5 of this notice is the maximum total value for the potential four year term of the framework agreement. The total value and the Lot values stated are an indication of the anticipated spend for each Lot throughout the duration of the framework agreement, including the optional 1 year extension (4 years in total). They are not a guaranteed budget.

Lot Division

1 Specialist F&D Business Support & Development Programmes

Deliver advice and support which suit the needs of new business creations, micro, small, medium and large businesses in developing their products and services. Develop a number of innovative programmes and activities. Ensuring businesses partake and benefit from these activities and are in a position to take advantage of opportunities that might arise.

2 Specialist F&D Consultancy Events and Showcase Management

Deliver a strong Welsh presence at key UK, International trade and consumer events, providing an environment where trade buyers, consumers, distributors, Inward Investors, press and media can learn more about Wales’ food and drink industry. Raise the profile of the industry in line with the Cymru/Wales brand and the Blas Cymru / Taste Wales branding, enabling Welsh companies to directly engage with potential clients to generate new sales

3 Specialist F&D Export Consultancy & Trade Development

Deliver specialist export advisory support to Welsh-based food and drink businesses to develop their international sales, and to help maximise their chances of export success. Manage the Food and Drink Wales Export Cluster. Deliver a series of highly tailored Trade Development Visits.

4 Specialist F&D Marketing, Public Relations and Copywriting Services

Raise the profile of the ‘Bwyd a Diod Cymru / Food and Drink Wales’ identity as priority so that industry, buyers and investors are aware of the high quality, safe products that Wales has to offer in the UK and internationally. Promoting and generating as much coverage as possible the successes of our producers,; this includes maximising the impact of Blas Cymru / Taste Wales as a brand.

5 Specialist F&D Research, Analysis and Evaluation

Provide research, evaluation, analysis and specialist services to create robust credible evidence to support the development of strategy and policy for the food and drink sectors and its connections with other related issues and sectors.

6 Specialist F&D Trade Engagement and Category Management

Proactively engage with food and drink buyer organisations to build and understanding of buying organisations policies and plans. Explore opportunities for sourcing Welsh products encouraging buyers to attend Royal Welsh Show Business lounge enabling producers to meet with buyers and secure new business. Provide group and individual support so that Welsh suppliers can understand category management process to assist with trade development plans.

7 Specialist F&D Consulting: Future Foods

Develop and support novel innovative products and processes targeted at UK and international markets, providing expertise in food science, technology, manufacturing, supply chain, nutrition, research and development. Support Welsh Government and businesses to adapt to critical and emerging supply chain issues and cross cutting issues by exploring innovative, novel, science and other technology based solutions.

CPV Codes

  • 92000000 - Recreational, cultural and sporting services
  • 15000000 - Food, beverages, tobacco and related products
  • 77000000 - Agricultural, forestry, horticultural, aquacultural and apicultural services
  • 03000000 - Agricultural, farming, fishing, forestry and related products
  • 73000000 - Research and development services and related consultancy services
  • 75210000 - Foreign affairs and other services


  • Bids should cover one or more lots.
  • Bids should cover the whole contract.
  • This is a recurring contract.
  • Renewals are available.
  • Performance considerations apply.
  • Professional qualifications are sought.
  • Staff qualifications are relevant.
  • Award on basis of price and quality.

Other Information

E-Tender Information: - The first person from your Organisation to use the Platform will be required to register on behalf of the Organisation. - Registration involves accepting a User Agreement, and providing basic information about your Organisation and about the User performing the Registration. - The User who performs the Registration becomes the Super User for the Organisation. - On registering on the Platform the Super User will select a Username and will receive a password. - The Password will be sent by e-mail to the email address that was specified in the User Details section of the Registration page. - In order to log-in to the Platform please enter your Username and Password. - Note: If you forget your Password then visit the homepage and click “Forgot your password?” - Registration should only be performed once for each Organisation. - If you think that someone in your Organisation may have already registered on this Platform then you must not register again. - Please contact the person who Registered (i.e. the Super User) in order to arrange access to the Platform. - Contact the Helpdesk immediately if you are unable to contact the Super User (for example if they have left your Organisation). - Note: If your Organisation is already registered on the Platform then you must not make any additional registration. Please contact the Helpdesk to gain access to the Platform. - Tenders must be uploaded to the BravoSolution portal by 2pm How To Find The ITT: - Once logged in you must click on ‘ITT’s Open to all Suppliers’ - The e-tender references for this contract are: project_48638, Qualification ITT-90749, Lot 1-90748, Lot 2-91109, Lot 3-91120, Lot 4-91122, Lot 5-91123, Lot 6-91124, Lot 7-91125. - Click on the title to access summary details of the contract. If you are still interested in submitting a tender, click the ‘Express an Interest button’. This will move the ITT from the ‘Open to all Suppliers’ area to the ‘My ITT’s’ on the home page. - You will then see the full details of the ITT in the qualification and technical envelopes along with any relevant documents in the ‘Attachments’ area. - Should you have any questions on the ITT, please use the ‘Messages’ area to contact the buyer directly – Please do not contact the named person at the top of this notice. NOTE: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The Community Benefits included in this contract are: Community benefits will be non-core. (WA Ref:115828) The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia.