02/10/2019 - 12:43

Twenty-five businesses share $166m food contract

02/10/2019 - 12:43

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The Department of Finance has selected 25 businesses for its new common-use arrangement contract to supply food and beverage items to government agencies across Western Australia.

Twenty-five businesses share $166m food contract
Harvey Fresh was not included in the new panel.

The Department of Finance has selected 25 businesses for its new common-use arrangement contract to supply food and beverage items to government agencies across Western Australia.

The department received 44 submissions for the five-year contract, which starts today, including nine new entities.

These nine new companies are: Schweppes Australia; Vision Produce; Yuans Fresh Meat; Northside Quality Meats; Parmalat Australia; Boffins Bakery; Rudi Rooster Poultry; M and J Chickens; and Odeum Farms.

Sixteen businesses retained their contract.

The beverage providers are Aussie Natural Spring Water, Brownes Dairy, Neverfail Springwater, and Coca-Cola Amatil.

The specialist meat and seafood providers are Classic Meats, Mondo Butchers, Ryan Quality Meats, Northside Quality Meats, Kailis Bros, Sealanes, and Dardanup Butchering Company.

The general produce providers are Vision Produce, PFD Foods, Bidfood, Select Fresh, New West Foods, and Superstock Food Services.

Five businesses that were part of the previous contract were not selected, with the most notable exclusion being Harvey Fresh.

The others were Goodman Fielder, George Weston Foods, Ga Zimbulis & Sons, and Bell-Vista Fruit & Veg Co.

The previous contract, which concluded today and was also five years long, had a value of $151.8 million and involved 21 businesses.

However, just 26 companies tendered for that contract.

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