The Supply of Overseas Deployable Food (DFP)

A Pipeline Notice

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Potential Contract ()
7 year
23 Oct 2023
01 Apr 2026 to 30 Mar 2033
01 Jan 1 00:00



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Please note all information provided to organisations or individuals that respond to this notice should be treated as Confidential, and not shared further without express written permission from Leidos Supply Ltd. The Food team, which forms part of Leidos Supply Ltd. is considering the potential requirement for Overseas Deployable Food on behalf of the UK MOD. This requirement aims to deliver a cost effective, secure food supply to the British Armed Forces and entitled personnel serving in overseas areas either in permanent or non-permanent locations. This requirement will cover (but will not be limited to) the sourcing and distribution of Food Products, Non-Food Products and beverages to overseas locations as well as to any future operations. The potential provider shall manage the supply chain to source and deliver fresh, ambient, chilled and frozen food products from core ranges of approximately 400 lines (which may vary depending on location and scope). A representative example of the typical types and range of products are as follows: Food Products Fresh vegetables and salad - cauliflower, cucumber, onions, leeks, fresh herbs, broccoli and potatoes. Ambient - Tinned meats, tinned vegetables, canned fruit, dried fruit, cereals, juices, biscuits, coffee & tea bag. Chilled - Chilled meats, dairy products, manufactured foods & meat substitutes Frozen - frozen meat products, manufactured foods, meat substitutes, ice cream & in-flight meals Non Food Products Aluminum foil, biodegradable cutlery, cleaning products and equipment. Logistics Temporary hire of static frozen, chilled and dry reefer containers, including service and maintenance and associated power generators, distribution boards and lifting equipment. The delivery of food will be to permanent and non-permanent exercise locations directed by the MOD. An example of these locations (but not limited to) are as follows: British Forces South Atlantic Islands, Kenya, Nepal, Germany and other overseas operations and exercises that potentially could be in hostile and remote locations. Examples of recent operations and exercise locations have included, but are not limited to: Norway, USA, Belize, Jordan and Oman. Potential providers must have the capability and flexibility to cope with the demands and surge requirements of the British Armed Forces. The framework length should not exceed 7 years (5+2 years) and is anticipated to commence April 2026. The value of this framework is estimated to be between £100,000,000 - £250,000,000

CPV Codes

  • 15000000 - Food, beverages, tobacco and related products
  • 39310000 - Catering equipment
  • 60000000 - Transport services (excl. Waste transport)

Other Information

Please note: this PIN is for information only (market research) and is not a pre-qualification exercise. In addition, please note that as a framework agreement there is no guarantee of business. If interested, Suppliers may respond to this PIN by 30.11.2023 at midday, in order to receive further information. Team Leidos are proud to be delivering the logistics commodities and services transformation (LCS(T)) Delivery partner contracts (LCS (T)/0001 dated 16.4.2015) on behalf of the UK Ministry of Defence (the 'Prime Contract'). Delivery of other parts of the LCS(T) contract are delivered by Leidos Europe Ltd (LEL) and other partners (together 'Team Leidos'). Team Leidos wishes to stimulate interest, information and views across the market for the fulfilment of this requirement via this PIN. This prior information notice is not a means to submit a formal expression of interest in respect of any potential tender. Any resultant requirement will be subject to the UK Public Procurement Regulations and respective advertising action. In April 2015 the MOD signed a thirteen year contract with Leidos Europe Ltd to provide the procurement and inventory management of commodity items (as well as the storage and distribution services) historically provided in-house by the Logistic Commodities and Services Operating Centre. Leidos, working with the MOD, will transform the way these services are delivered to ensure requirements continue to be met whilst providing best value for money for the department. The organisation delivering these services is known as Team Leidos. Team Leidos would like to make interested suppliers aware that it intends to invite tenders for its supply and delivery of Overseas Deployable Food.