UCLan – Opportunity

The University of Central Lancashire would like to invite suppliers in the hospitality and catering sector, to a project procurement briefing in advance of conducting the procurement of a Barista Café and Food to Go service at the University’s new flagship Student Centre.

The University is passionate about working with local companies and providing opportunities for the growth of SME’s in Lancashire and therefore this event is aimed SME’s, firstly to understand their interest in this project but also in what would be a potential procurement opportunity of this nature and scale.

The event will focus on the project requirement which is a wonderful opportunity for a Barista Café and Food to Go offer in the University’s new flagship Student Centre, which will be completed in Spring 2021 and our procurement colleagues will also be available to walk through what a procurement (under the current Regulations) via the Official Journal of the European Union means for suppliers who are interested.

The feedback from this event will support the University in determining the likely SME interest in such an exciting project.

The event will be hosted via Microsoft Teams on Tuesday 18 August from 2.00pm, the event will run for approximately 1hr 30mins and will cover the following topics:

An introduction and overview of the Student Centre
A briefing on the Barista Café and Food to Go Opportunity
The Procurement Process (OJEU)
The expected procurement timeframes

The event will consist of various short presentations and discussions hosted by:

Robert Turner, Senior Project Manager – Student Centre, UCLan
Amy-Louise Thompson, Regional Projects Senior Officer, UCLan
Jasmin Banks-Lee, Director of Procurement, UCLan
Tiffany Newton, Assistant Sourcing Manager, UCLan
Niccola Boyd-Stevenson, Managing Director, Panache Consultancy

If you would like to join this event please sign up here:

For further information please contact Tiffany Newton via email at


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