Catering Services 2017 – University of Bedfordshire
The University is seeking to appoint an operator to provide onsite catering services, for our Luton, Bedford and other campuses as required.
United Kingdom-Luton: Catering services for other enterprises or other institutions
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
University of Bedfordshire
Contact point(s): Procurement Department
LU1 3JU Luton
Telephone: +44 1582743315
Fax: +44 1582743315
General address of the contracting authority: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofbedfordshire/
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 1: Maintenance and repair services
NUTS code UKH22,UKH21
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The ideal partner should aim to provide a service that engages the student and staff population, offering a wide variety of meals and snacks, whilst considering multiple pricing ranges in order to minimise the cost burden on students. The offering should aim to be first choice, be customer focussed and takes into account the ethnic diversity and brand consciousness of the student and staff population. The overriding objective is to increase student and staff sales through promotions and innovation in service delivery and choices. The Service Provider will be required to work closely with BedsSU to provide the best experience possible for our students.
The University is looking for a long-term partner to enhance the student experience by re-energising both the current food and facilities offer. Significant capital investment would be a key feature of this partnership and is reflected in the length of the contract which is expected to be 10 years (with mutually acceptable break options at the end of years 3 and six). There is scope for joint investment in this project.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: The University reserves the right to extend the contract by two (2) years in one (1) year increments subject to satisfactory performance.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Further details will be set out in the tender and contract documentation via the Procurement Portal: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofbedfordshire/
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
Description of particular conditions:
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Tenderers will be required to register on the University e-tendering system: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofbedfordshire/ Once registered access to the documentation will be granted. All correspondence and tender responses are required via the e-tendering system by the deadline. Further assistance is available by help-desk and online help facility.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Details in the tender documentation. This is available via the University Procurement website https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofbedfordshire/
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Financial statements or other information to demonstrate that the tenderer has the requisite financial capacity to provide the service. Tenderers will be required to demonstrate information provided in their responses.
Completed returns must be submitted via the University e-tendering system before the deadline for receipt of responses.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Details in the tender documentation. This is available via the University Procurement website https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofbedfordshire/
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Tenderers will be required to comply with the University’s Policies, strategies and standards.
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Details in tender documentation available via the University Procurement website.
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
University of Bedfordshire
LU1 3JU Luton
Internet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofbedfordshire/
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: