Request for Proposal (RFP)

For: Café Service Provider at British Council, 5 Fuller Road, Dhaka

Date: 30 September 2018

Overview of the British Council

The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. Its purpose is to build engagement and trust for the UK through the exchange of knowledge and ideas between people worldwide.  It seeks to achieve its aims by working in education, science, governance, English and the arts.  In 2012-13, its programmes reached a total audience of 550 million people worldwide and we engaged directly with 10.8 million.

The British Council was established in 1934 and incorporated by Royal Charter in 1940.  It is registered as a charity in England and Wales (charity no. 209131) and Scotland (charity no. SCO37733).  It is also an executive non-departmental public body, with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office as its sponsoring department.

Its primary charitable objects are set out in the Charter and are stated to be:-

  • Promote cultural relationships and the understanding of different cultures between people and peoples of the United Kingdom and other countries;
  • Promote a wider knowledge of the United Kingdom;
  • Develop a wider knowledge of the English language;
  • encourage cultural, scientific, technological and other educational co-operation between the United Kingdom and other countries;
  • Otherwise promote the advancement of education.

The British Council works in more than 110 countries around the world and employs over 7000 staff worldwide.  It has its headquarters in the UK, with offices in London, Manchester, Belfast, Cardiff and Edinburgh.

Further information can be found at


  • Pre-bid meeting on Wednesday 03 October  2018 at 11am
  • The last date of submitting proposal with 10 October 2018 by 3.00pm
  • Expected date of operating the café: 1 November   2018

Note: The above timescales may be subject to change.

For detail RFP and specification please click here to download the detail RFP