Expressions of Interest for Catering Kiosk at Cavan Burren Park

Expressions of Interest for Catering Kiosk at Cavan Burren Park

Cavan County Council invites Expressions of Interest for a
Catering Kiosk at Cavan Burren Park, Blacklion


Cavan Burren Park is a Prehistoric Park located 5 km from the village of Blacklion, in the heart of the Cuilcagh Lakelands Geopark. The Park attracts over 30,000 visitors per annum and is hugely popular among walkers, families and tourists. The focus is to provide a high-quality visitor experience for our wide range of visitors, while maintaining a healthy respect for the environment and a “leave no trace” policy. There is a busy programme of events planned for the summer months – May to August.

Cavan County Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from interested parties to provide high quality refreshments services from a Catering Kiosk that is proposed to be located in the visitor’s car park.

Applicants should be able to provide the kiosk, food and beverages on a regular basis through the summer months. It is intended this kiosk will support the local economy and the environment in a variety of ways such as using local produce and suppliers wherever possible.

The opening hours of the park are from 7am to 10pm during these summer months. It is envisaged the kiosk would operate during peak season May to August - Friday, Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday Mondays between the hours of 12pm to 6pm. The Kiosk is expected to be flexible and made available for specific events. The Geopark Officer will advise of specific dates upon contract being awarded.

Information Required for the Expression of Interest

Expressions of Interest are invited for the Catering Kiosk to provide food, beverage and catering services at Cavan Burren Park from May to August 2019.

Please provide details of your proposal as follows:

a) Suggested menu ideas and how product items will be prepared, cooked, packaged and
served to a high standard
b) High quality work ethic to ensure customers’ needs are met, value for money, product
quality and range, availability, ability to move the kiosk around easily
c) Supply a copy of your Food Hygiene Certificate
d) Explain how this kiosk will support local businesses and the local community
e) State how the kiosk will support the local environment of Cavan Burren Park noting
details of environmental management systems to include energy, waste, waste
collection and disposal, recyclable materials, sourcing suppliers and transportation
f) The kiosk should have the considered appearance of being in keeping with the location
g) Include any other considerations, ideas or suggestions you have for daily operations

Key Guidelines:

1. Submission date for proposals is 5pm on Friday, 29th March 2019.
2. Please submit a detailed proposal including the following:

a. Relevant experience and qualification
b. Approach and methodology to achieving the objectives outlined above
c. Detailed, clear and innovative plan for the kiosk which will be high quality and
contribute to the visitor experience

Award Criteria

The contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous Expression of Interest in accordance with the award criteria and associated weighting set out below:

▪ Approach and proposed methodology including appearance of kiosk (25)
▪ Qualifications of key personnel to be involved on this project (20)
▪ Examples of similar projects (15)
▪ Range of services and resources (50)

Before the contract is awarded the successful applicant will be required to produce a valid and current Employers and Public Liability Insurance including Products Liability Certificate (€13m).

Contract period: The contract will be valid for a period of 4 months. The contract will commence from 1st May 2019.

Timescale for queries

Receipt of queries and responses to queries will be by email only. Query responses will be issued to all known potential applicants.
Queries by email only to

Expressions of Interest advertised to providers 7/3/2019
Receipt of queries to Cavan County Council 15/3/2019
Response to queries by Cavan County Council 20/3/2019

All Expressions of Interest must be submitted in writing and marked:

Expression of Interest for Catering Kiosk at Cavan Burren Park
and addressed to:

Nuala McCann, Acting Geopark Officer, Cavan Belturbet Municipal District, Cavan Co Council, Church Street, Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan by 5pm on Friday 29th March 2019.

Expressions of Interest which are delivered late will not be considered.