Future opportunity

CAT-20-009 Fresh Bakery Items

  • Education Authority NI

F01: Prior information notice (reducing time limits for receipt of tenders)

Notice reference: 2021/S 000-001543

Published 26 January 2021, 1:32pm

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

Education Authority NI

3 Charlemont Place


BT61 9AX




United Kingdom

NUTS code


Internet address(es)

Main address


Buyer's address


one.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at


Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via


Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the above-mentioned address

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

one.5) Main activity


Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

CAT-20-009 Fresh Bakery Items

two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 15612500 - Bakery products

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

The Education Authority wishes to establish a framework for Fresh Bakery Items. The successful supplier will be required to deliver to schools within Northern Ireland (However, it should be noted that not all schools may purchase from the Framework). The Education Authority, therefore, wish to carry out pre market engagement with interested suppliers to investigate the current market capabilities and gain knowledge about existing and future products which will assist the tender panel with the development of the tender documentation. This will ensure existing and future requirements be met and will also provide procurement awareness for suppliers regarding the EA's requirements for the purchase of these products.

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

The Education Authority wish to establish a framework for Fresh Bakery Items. The successful supplier will be required to deliver to schools within Northern Ireland (However, it should be noted that not all schools may purchase from the Framework).

two.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months


two.2.13) Information about European Union Funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

two.3) Estimated date of publication of contract notice

28 April 2021

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

Section six. Complementary information

six.3) Additional information

It is the intention of The Education Authority to host pre-market engagement meetings on Thursday 25 February 2021 via MS Teams or Zoom for Fresh Bakery Items. Should you wish to participate you must e-mail catering.procure@eani.org.uk with the subject CAT-20-009 Supplier Event no later than 12:00 on 17 February 2021. Your email should include the names of the representatives wishing to attend, the name of your organisation and a brief summary of the products your organisation is interested in supplying. Appointments will be allocated according to availability after the cut-off date. Please note that spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Suppliers will be informed of the final arrangements prior to any pre-market engagement meeting. Please note the date is subject to change and we reserve the right to arrange alternative engagement meetings with suppliers if required. All future tender documentation will be made available via the http://etendersni.gov.uk website and potential tenderers should register on this website to ensure they have access to tender documentation when the tender is published. This pre-market engagement meeting is for information purposes only. Any interest shown does not constitute a commitment to participate in a procurement exercise. Failure to show interest does not restrict providers from participating in any future procurement exercise.

six.4) Procedures for review

six.4.1) Review body

Education Authority

3 Charlemont Place


BT61 9AX


United Kingdom