Catering Contract Cannock

Catering Contract Cannock

The successful tenderer will be required to provide catering services at Cardinal Griffin Catholic College.

United Kingdom-Cannock: School catering services

2016/S 043-070190

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Cardinal Griffin Catholic College
Cardinal Way, Stafford Road
WS11 4AW
Contact person: The Litmus Partnership Ltd
Telephone: +44 1276-673880
NUTS code: UKG24Internet address(es):Main address:
I.2)Joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Cardinal Griffin Catholic College — Tender for Catering Services.

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The successful tenderer will be required to provide catering services at Cardinal Griffin Catholic College.

The new contract will commence on 1.8.2016, for an initial 3-year term with the option of an additional 2 x 1 year extensions.

Eight staff are currently employed by the incumbent contractor to manage and oversee the catering service and therefore TUPE regulations will apply to this contract.

The current value of the contract is approximately 95 000 GBP per annum.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKG24
Main site or place of performance:

Cardinal Griffin Catholic College



United Kingdom.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The catering service provision at Cardinal Griffin Catholic College has not been market tested for five years and to ensure that best value principles are applied the Governors and Senior Leaders of the School have decided to tender for the catering service.

Cardinal Griffin Catholic College is a Secondary school with a Sixth form (ages 11-19) with 880 pupils on roll (2015/2016 roll) and on site. In addition it offers collegiate provision with another Sixth Form meaning that at various times during the school day an additional 35-40 pupils study for their A-Level qualifications on site. The Catholic ethos of the School is highly praised by OfSTED who judged ‘Behaviour and Safety’ of pupils to be ‘Outstanding’.

Cardinal Griffin Catholic College wishes to offer a balanced and healthy menu to pupils which fully meets the requirements of the School Food Standards, but offers pupils tasty menu options which are exciting and interesting. The menu should be based on the use of fresh ingredients and bakery products. Where possible the School would like to see ingredients sourced locally (within a 20 mile radius of the School) and sustainably, details of how this will be achieved should be sent with your submission. The School is also looking for a supplier who will work with pupils and leadership on the development of menus, actively seeking feedback and responding to it. A positive and entrepreneurial attitude to new opportunities and suggestions is highly desirable.

The School currently operates a breakfast, break and lunch service with a different service offering at each time of the day. The School is open to suggestions as to how to expedite the service and flow of pupils through the service points.

The School also operates an AstroTurf pitch out of school hours and is interested in proposals which might incorporate this as a point of sale to increase revenues, particularly at weekends when it can be busy. Any proposals should incorporate the principle of shared risk in terms of investments made.

The School currently has around 90 pupils who are eligible for Free School Meals.

The School has a well-equipped production kitchen. The School does not anticipate the need for any financial investment in the kitchen, but would be looking for advice and discussion regarding any requirements and decide how and who pays for it.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 475 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 01/08/2016
End: 31/07/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 5
Maximum number: 10
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

A minimum of 5 suppliers and a maximum of 10 suppliers will be taken forward to the tender stage of the process. Where less than 5 suppliers meet the minimum standards, only those that meet the minimum standards will be taken through to the tender stage. Where more than 5 suppliers meet the minimum standard, those suppliers with the highest scores will proceed to the tender stage.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 04/04/2016

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 15/04/2016

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Interest in the pre-qualification process should be expressed via email only to clearly stating within this email which contract / notice you are referring to. Please also provide, as a minimum, a contact name, full company postal address and telephone number.

The pre-qualification questionnaire and associated documents can be obtained at:

The closing date for receipt of the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire is 4.4.2016 (12:00). Tenderers are required to ensure that documents are obtained and returned to The Litmus Partnership Limited, by email to by the above closing date and time.

Documents in respect of economic / financial standing (where indicated in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire) shall be returned to The Litmus Partnership Limited, by email to by the above closing date and time.

It will be the Tenderer’s responsibility to obtain any necessary documents in order to submit a response by the closing date and time.

The contracting authority reserves the right not to award any or part of the contract which is the subject of this OJEU notice and reserves the right to terminate the procurement process at any time.

The contracting authority will not be liable for any costs incurred by those expressing an interest in tendering for this contract opportunity.

The contracting authority will consider variant bids, evaluating them (so far as the variant or the evaluation of the variant is in the opinion of the contracting authority practicable) on the same basis as a conforming bid, but shall not be obliged to accept any such bid in preference to a conforming bid even if the variant bid scores more highly. No variant will be considered unless the bidder simultaneously submits a conforming bid.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Cardinal Griffin Catholic College

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Cardinal Griffin Catholic College
VI.4.3)Review procedure

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Cardinal Griffin Catholic College

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:


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