Following an elected officer-led, post-pandemic review of LSESU’s café & catering operations, LSESU is looking to outsource its events catering services by inviting bids for tender from caterers who believe they will be able to support the Union. In supporting the Union the caterer will provide a service of excellence to the LSESU’s membership body in addition to clients booking and hiring Union spaces.
The new partnership will be exclusive, with the successful caterer being the sole external supplier for events catering. LSESU will receive a 10% commission rate on orders, and will be point of contact for delivery, undertaking set-up and presentation as required.
In outsourcing catering requirements, LSESU is looking for the caterer that can provide a range of catering options, including a creative, tailored approach when the need arises.
The type of events that will require catering ranges widely from networking events and conferences of all size to parties and occasional one-off night club events. The variety of catering offered at such events will range from basic sandwich platters, canapés, and afternoon teas to hot food buffets and may rarely include on occasion more formal dining scenarios with hot food served from chafing dishes. The majority of orders will occur between the end of September to the end of May, with certain peaks in trading throughout the year, for example in December. The number of clients may range from a small conference with 10 or so delegates, up-to events with 800+ attendees.
From Monday 25th July until Sunday 21st August 2022, at 23:59 LSESU will be inviting bids from caterers who believe they can support LSESU in our commitment to delivering a high-quality, sustainable and varied event catering service ready for students by Monday 12th September 2022.
Please download the full tender details here.
Application Deadline & Additional Information
The application deadline 23:59 on Sunday 21st August. Please email your applications to Johnnie Padilla (J.Padilla@lse.ac.uk) and James Hann (J.Hann@lse.ac.uk).
Additional documents or information may be made available upon request.