Market Leads & Opportunities

Pipeline Framework: BHCC – Cafe within Tarner Children’s Centre


A pipeline has been launched for BHCC – Cafe within Tarner Children’s CentreThe contract start Date is 01 September 2019. Approach to market date is 14 June 2019Brighton & Hove City Council are seeking a Service Provider to provide a cafe service located on the lower ground floor of Tarner Children’s Centre, Ivory Place, Brighton, BN2 9QE. Amenities include; Class A3 site with seating for 30-35 people and kitchen with equipment, part of Children’s Centre, Public transport links, no VAT charged on annual rent, WC facilities, and all mains utilities. Tenure; A new tenancy is available on flexible terms to be agreed. Rent payable to be inclusive of energy, water, and insurance costs. Tarner Children’s Centre is located on the corner of Ivory Place and Morley Street. There is currently a building development consisting of student accommodation, residential buildings, and commercial units opposite the Children’s Centre. The Children’s Centre has a full activity diary with an average 150-200 families attending groups each week. The Centre is also a place for families to meet professionals such as Health Visitors, Midwives, Speech and Language Therapists etc. The Friends Centre, who provide an adult education programme and the Sexual Health Clinic are also located within the Children’s Centre. The cafe tenant will be required to open for the minimum period from 10:00am to 3:00pm, Monday to Friday, exclusive of Bank Holidays. The hours may be expanded to occasional evenings and weekends. The cafe will be closed between Christmas and New Year and for two weeks during the summer holidays. The cafe tenant and all workers must have a valid DBS. The cafe tenant and all workers must have a current food hygiene certificate. The Council would wish the cafe tenant to support council policies to include;Healthy eating, Food sustainability, volunteering and apprenticeships, and social value. The Council expects the Service Provider to;Provide a cafe service to people using the building. Maintain a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere for all members of the community. Support, complement, and enhance the values of the Centre.It is possible that a number of meetings etc will take place in the building and other associated buildings and it is possible that the Service Provider may be asked to cater for their requirements. Offer a comprehensive range of hot and cold beverages. Provide good quality, well produced, simple food representing value for money. Provide a menu with a variety of healthy snacks and sandwiches that respond to a range of different dietary needs. Including health and religious needs of children and families attending the centre. Source Fair Trade wherever possible.Commitment to the environmentTenant to be on site 75% of the cafe’s opening times. The Service Provider will maintain throughout the agreement period adequate insurance cover in relation to the provider of services including a minimum of £10 million Public Liability Insurance.Further requirements and clarifications will be made at the tender stage.This is a potential opportunity from the government, and the pipeline gives advance notice of an opportunity that might be offered by the public sector in the future – allowing potential suppliers to plan accordingly. When a public sector organisation publishes a pipeline notice, it does not necessarily mean that an opportunity will be offered in the future.For more information contact: Brighton & Hove City Council, Hove Town Hall, Norton Road, HOVE BN3 3BQ. (Madalene Harmer)