June 23, 2021
5 days to deadline
€25,000 The estimated value of the contract relating to the tender.
Contract Award - Single Stage Approach The planned outcome of the procurement exercise, and number of tendering stages to use for evaluating and selecting suppliers.
July 30, 2021 - June 30, 2022 The expected duration of any contractural agreements.
Ireland The country from where any contracts awarded will be managed, following the completion of the tender exercise.
The Health Stores Ireland (HSI) network is commencing a supplier development and product innovation programme called Guaranteed Healthy. This programme is being developed by the HSI Network in response to a number of recent factors including but not limited to:
The supplier development programme will be seeking new and emerging product lines on a rolling basis across our category lines. This isnt a one-off annual campaign for PR purposes with some benefits for successful suppliers, it is a core part of our long term business strategy. We have more scalable options for micro producers and want to work with suppliers to help them grow to the point that they are happy with. We can accommodate listings on a regional as well as national basis but do not expect people to scale up the way multiples often demand. The focus of this programme is on mutual, long-term value creation for the supplier and our network operators across Ireland.
The programme works as follows:
Products that are successful in obtaining a listing will go onto an initial listing in a subset of the network for testing, trialling. After this period, the selected products will be available to the wider network on demand. There are a few ways this can be facilitated logistically.
Prospective suppliers can elect to propose options for the Health Stores Select (our own brand range) and/or their own brand.
The suppliers must be able to provide evidence that they are robust and capable of scaling to meet the requirements of this contract. While HSI are keen to work with Irish suppliers, the suppliers must be able to meet delivery requirements. Evidence of this will be sought as part of any agreement.
Suppliers will be expected to assist the promotion of the listing. While HSI will feature selected products prominently in the pilot stores and promote them, we are seeking to develop collaborative relationships - there is codependency here so producers that are skilled at promoting footfall into HSI stores that help their product to sell, stand, logically to do best from this programme.
Prospective producers should raise all queries through this portal and we will ensure all clarifications are issued back to all suppliers interested in this programme.
It is expected that suppliers meet all food safety, packaging and related standards and requirements - evidence will be sought for this.
Suppliers will be expected to be able to drop ship product to stores directly. There are other logistical options following pilot programmes but initially, it will need to work this way.
This should be priced into the unit price proposed.
The value of the contract included here is an estimate of 20 unit sales per store per week at €3.50 per unit across 30 stores over 12 weeks.
It is included here for guidance purposes only so prospective suppliers can realistically gauge and scale product for pricing purposes.
6 partners required Number of suppliers required, per lot where relevant.
Reference #: 70
Published: June 3, 2021130
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