North West Regional College (the College) is 1 of 6 Further and Higher Education Colleges in Northern Ireland which has campuses located at Londonderry/Derry, Limavady and Strabane. The College offers a wide range of vocational and non vocational courses providing a service to the community, business and industry sectors with courses ranging from basic skills to higher National Diploma and Degree Level programs. The College has approximately 600 full time equivalent staff and over 20 000 full and part time students. The College is now seeking to appoint a single service provider to supply catering and vending services at 2 campuses in Londonderry/Derry, 1 in Strabane and 2 in Limavady. The provision of catering and vending services is deemed both an essential and critical activity of the College. The successful Contractor will be expected to take steps to ensure that the services are delivered to a high standard which compliment the aims and objectives of the College. It is the intention to award the contract with effect from 1.4.2016 for a period of 40 months to 31.7.2019, with an option to extend for up to 36 months to 31.7.2022 Central Procurement Directorate (CPD) on behalf of the College is managing this procurement process. In order to allow Tenderers the opportunity to view the catering facilities, site visits have been arranged for Thursday, 10.12.2015. It is a mandatory requirement that all Tenderers attend these. Failure to attend the site visits will invalidate any subsequent tender submission.