Catering Contract Sunderland
A minimum of 5 suppliers and a maximum of 10 suppliers will be taken forward to the tender stage of the process.
United Kingdom-Sunderland: School catering services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Whitburn Church of England Academy — Catering Services.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The successful tenderer will be required to provide catering services at Whitburn Church of England Academy.
The contract is to commence on 1.6.2016 for a period of 3 years with the option to extend for a further 2 years.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)Place of performance
Whitburn Church of England Academy, Sunderland, United Kingdom.
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
Whitburn Church of England Academy is a secondary school situated between Sunderland and South Shields catering for in excess of 1 000 pupils aged 11-19 in modern school buildings.
The school currently manages its own catering services but now wishes to contract out this service with the aim of providing a well-supported and reliable, high quality service to the students, staff and visitors of the school.
The requirement will be to provide a catering service to both the main school and sixth form building located on the same site. The facilities are fairly modern but the school would welcome proposals for development of external seating areas in particular with associated capital investment.
Experience of providing catering services within secondary schools is essential and references will be sought from existing clients.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
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
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
Interest in the pre-qualification process should be expressed via email only to firstname.lastname@example.org 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: http://www.litmuspartnership.co.uk/project/whitburn_church_of_england_academy
The closing date for receipt of the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire is 8.2.2016 (12:00). Tenderers are required to ensure that documents are obtained and returned to The Litmus Partnership Limited, by email to email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: