Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Calling North Lambeth caterers!

North Lambeth Expo 2009 – People & Places
Invitation to Tender - Catering

Waterloo Community Coalition (WaCoCo) is a coalition of not for profit organisations in the Waterloo Area and in this tender representing Bishops Ward. Kennington, Oval and Vauxhall Forum represents residents, business and community groups in Prince’s, Oval and that part of Bishops ward south of Lambeth Road. Together, we are jointly funded to project manage the North Lambeth Expo 2009 in partnership with the London Borough of Lambeth.
The North Lambeth Expo 2009 will take place from 12noon to 4pm on Saturday 10th October 2009 at the Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road, SE1 7AA.
The event is designed to bring together as much of the community as is possible and to celebrate the diversity of both the people and places of our local area. ‘People and Places’ is to be the theme of the Expo. The event will also give North Lambeth community organisations an opportunity to show what they do and invite participation. It will give local people the chance to investigate their service providers (Police, NHS, Fire, Council etc) and meet their councillors, who we hope will be offering surgeries during the Expo.
A contract for providing food for this event is now sought. The successful organisation will be expected to have an excellent knowledge of North Lambeth and its enthnicity. It is anticipated that approximately 200 people will need to be provided for reasonably, in accordance with the diverse requirements of the community and different dietary requirements. The contractor would be expected to propose and agree with WaCoCo and KOV, a menu suitable for all to be able to eat standing. The contractor will be responsible, within the budget agreed, for design and printing of menus, (WCDG will assist), provision of cooked food, hot and soft drinks, eating utensils, setting up and clearing away. A kitchen and serving area will be provided on site outside of the catering budget, from 9am to 5pm on the day.
If you would like to tender for this catering contract submit a proposal of not more than 1 A4 plus a sample menu to; Waterloo Community Coalition Registered Office: 14a Baylis Road, London SE1 7AA or by email:, by the Friday 19th June 2009, with what you are able to offer within the budget, evidence of training or qualifications in food safety and hygiene, your commitment to equal opportunities and details of your previous experience of delivery such a catering project including qualifications in food safety and hygene.
The maximum budget for the catering work is £1,000.
Yours sincerely
On behalf of KOV and Wacoco

David Fisher