South Bucks District Council invites expressions of interest for provision of catering services at The South Buckinghamshire Golf Course

27 September 2012
South Bucks District Council invites expressions of interest for provision of catering services at The South Buckinghamshire Golf Course

Expressions of interest South Bucks District Council invites expressions of interest for the provision of hospitality and catering services at brand new clubhoues at The South Buckinghamshire Golf Course

The South Buckinghamshire, located in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire is owned and operated by South Bucks District Council in its capacity as corporate trustee of the Farnham Park Charitable Trust. The 18-hole golf course has a long distinguished history and is set in 130 acres of mature wooded parkland. It is considered one of the finest public courses in the South East of England with circa 35,000 rounds of golf played last year.The current golf clientele comprises members, season ticket holders and casual pay and play. There are two resident golf clubs with a combined membership exceeding 300 and rapidly rising.

South Bucks District Council has recently been granted permission to build a brand new state of the art clubhouse at The South Buckinghamshire; this £2M million facility will offer a choice of outstanding dining areas and function rooms; a large patio overlooking the 18th green; kitchen and bars areas; a large golf retail shop and repair area, changing rooms and shower areas (operated by the Council). Additionally there will be the benefit of a one-bedroom flat for use by the catering operator.

South Bucks District Council is seeking expressions of interest from skilled and experienced hospitality and catering service providers for the new clubhouse facility.The clubhouse is scheduled for completion in September 2013; the appointed provider would be required to be in place 8-12 weeks prior to the opening, operating from the old clubhouse to enable a smooth transition and to ‘hit the ground' running from the moment the new clubhouse opens its doors.

The successful contractor must provide a high quality daily catering service to our golfers, visiting golf societies and the wider community including local businesses and organisations.The contractor must also provide an outstanding hospitality service to include (but not limited to) wedding receptions, conferences, seminars and meetings.To be considered, contractors will need to clearly demonstrate that they have the necessary financial acumen, technical skills and experience of operating successfully within a demanding hospitality and catering environment. All contractorswishing to express an interest will need to complete and return a detailed Pre-Qualification Questionnaire. Expressions of interest will only be deemed received when accompanied by a completed Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.

The contract is expected to commence in the summer of 2013 and will be for a period of 5 years with an option, at the discretion of the Council, to extend for a period not exceeding 2 years.This contract procurement will be advertised in the OJEU and tendered in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations.

Organisations wishing to express an interest should contact Keith Simkin (Leisure Officer) on 01895 837356 or Claire Speirs (Leisure & Projects Officer) on 01895 837306 to request a Pre- Qualification Questionnaire. Short listed applicants will be invited to submit a full tender.

Closing date for expressions of interest and return of the completed Pre-Qualification
Questionnaire: 30th November 2012 before 12 noon 992912

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