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Provision of Catering Services to Wellington Venues


Tender Closed
RFx ID : 18822276
Tender Name : Provision of Catering Services to Wellington Venues
Reference # :
Open Date : Monday, 10 July 2017 5:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Close Date  : Monday, 31 July 2017 9:00 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 90100000 - Restaurants and catering
  • Wellington
Exemption Reason : None
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Abby Eagle
+64 4 801 4231
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  : Wellington Venues, Michael Fowler Centre, 111 Wakefield Street, Wellington, 6011
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :
Agency Address :

The Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (t/a Wellington Venues) requires a new catering services provider/s for its Retail and Corporate business.

This RFP covers events at the following venues:
• Michael Fowler Centre (excluding New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Spaces)
• Opera House
• St James Theatre (excluding Mojos and associated kitchen space)
• TSB Bank Arena
• TSB Bank Auditorium (Shed 6)
• Academy Gallery of Fine Arts (note this is on a year to year agreement, so may not be a venue for the whole agreement)

We are inviting Proposals to address either stream (Retail & Corporate) and are open to submissions addressing EITHER BOTH, OR JUST ONE OF THE STREAMS.

For partners delivering in either operational space we would require a wide choice of clients, products and offerings. We desire an innovative approach to continuous improvement and business enhancement and event coordination support through the sharing of resources and information. Uniforms will be required for all front facing staff. The provider will need ensure NZ legislative compliance in food safety and the sale and supply of alcohol in our venues (a strong commitment to health & safety culture will need to be demonstrated). We are looking for partner/s whose reputation and brand fit align with Venues Wellington, with a flexible and creative approach to working in non-standard and limited/shared catering spaces. All business to be invoiced though the venue settlement, and the successful respondent/s invoicing Venues Wellington bi-monthly.

For submissions in the Retail space, evidence of the ability to offer a full service Retail offering for all our performance events, regardless of size and attendance, will be required (e.g. ability to work in temporary spaces, using temporary infrastructure; experience serving to retail crowds in excess of 5,000 at a single event, in short interval periods etc.). Providers must have the appropriate technologies and infrastructure to support events of this size.

For submissions in the Corporate space, respondents must be able to demonstrate experience of consistent delivery of events with fully plated meals and/or cocktails & canapés for between 250-1,500 people at a time. They should also be able to demonstrate creativity in the creation of events and menus, and be able to provide all service and display equipment.

This contract opportunity is offered for a term of three years, with an option to extend for a further three years.

Awarded Status

No Winner Good Morning

Wellington Venues has selected four providers to provider services as approved suppliers.

These suppliers are:
Nosh Limited
Ruth Pretty Catering
Collective Hospitality
Sarah Searancke Catering

The total value of this contract is roughly $5,000,000, which is shared between the suppliers.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all participants for their time and effort put in to this tender, and hope that everyone will continue to bid for opportunities in the future.

Kind Regards