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The Royal Parks follows UK Government and European Union policy on public procurement which is to comply with the various legal requirements in force and to acquire goods, services and works by competition wherever possible.

The Royal Parks currently advertises all tenders valued over £50,000 on the UK Government's Contracts Finder website.

This site enables suppliers to download tender documents for a particular requirement. Tenderers must ensure that their tender submissions are returned to the address stated in the advert before the tender submission deadline. Any tender-related questions should be emailed to procurement@royalparks.gsi.gov.uk.

Current Tenders

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland 2018/19-2023/24

The Royal Parks (TRP) is inviting formal tender proposals to operate and partner Hyde Park Winter Wonderland (HPWW) during the six year period 2018/19 to 2023/24. We expect to let a single contract to an Event Organiser to deliver all aspects of event management on our behalf and to our specification.

This is a unique opportunity to partner with TRP to deliver a world-leading Christmas festival event, in this prestigious park. HPWW is arguably one of Europe’s biggest destination Christmas events. In the past two years it has attracted between three and three and a half million visitors over the six week trading period. HPWW has traded successfully now for 10 years, growing in popularity each year.

The zipped tender pack is available for download (ZIP 12662.23 KB) and the submission deadline for receipt of completed selection questionnaires is 14:00 on Friday 18 August 2017.

Outdoor Kiosk Catering Contract

We are seeking a first-class operator to deliver a high quality catering service from the outdoor kiosks in Hyde Park, St James’s Park, The Green Park and Victoria Tower Gardens that matches the horticultural excellence of these world-class parks.  It is expected that the operator will have extensive experience of managing a year-round kiosk operation where unplanned fluctuations in business caused by weather or other factors is fully understood. Substantial upfront investment will be required. The appointed operator will design, build and operate ten bespoke freestanding kiosks and six mobiles in addition to managing three fixed kiosks. Further investment will be required in back of house support facilities and logistics vehicles.

The ten-year concession contract for the Outdoor Kiosks will commence on 1 October, 2018. Note that this contract does not include the cafés and restaurants in the parks which are managed under separate licences.

Download:

The tender submission deadline is 14:00 on Wednesday 11 October, 2017.  Please refer to the log of all tender-related questions and answers (XLSX 11.3 KB) to date. The two drawings referred to in the Q&A log are the Storey's Gate Pre-planning (DWG 5752.72 KB) and the Nursery Pre-planning (DWG 1373.66 KB).

Brompton Cemetery Catering Contract

We are seeking a small-scale, high quality catering operator to manage, under a concession contract, the new North Lodge Café at the cemetery. Attracting over 700,000 visitors per annum and currently undergoing a major £6.2m (£4.5m from the HLF and BIG Lottery ‘Parks for People’ programme) restoration and refurbishment programme, Brompton Cemetery is one of Britain’s oldest and most distinguished garden cemeteries. North Lodge Café is a newly created, fully fitted out café located within the west wing of the Grade II listed North Lodge building.  The café is located within a busy commuter area with West Brompton and Earls Court Underground stations close by.

Situated within the heart of the Kensington and Chelsea environment, it is expected that the café will embed many social enterprise principles and develop strong connections with local residents and communities. The opportunity is likely to suit a small catering company or social enterprise with previous experience of managing catering operations.

The four-year concession contract will commence in early 2018.

The Brompton Cemetery Catering Contract Tender Pack (ZIP 5153.98 KB) is available to download and the selection questionnaire submission deadline is 14:00 on Tuesday, 5 September, 2017.

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