Catering Services Contract Telford

Catering Services Contract Telford

Students numbers are currently approx 1 700 full time and 6 000 part time students.

United Kingdom-Telford: Catering services for other enterprises or other institutions

2016/S 064-109659

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Telford College of Arts and Technology
Haybridge Road, Wellington
Contact person: Phil Watson
Telephone: +44 1978853123
Fax: +44 1978852102
NUTS code: UKG21Internet address(es):Main address:
I.2)Joint procurement


Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at:
Additional information can be obtained from another address:
Watson Lennard & Payne Ltd
Ingledene House
lLL12 8LF
Contact person: Phil Watson at Watson Lennard & Payne Ltd
Telephone: +44 1978853123
NUTS code: UKG21Internet address(es):Main 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


Telford College of Arts and Technology Catering Services.

Reference number: WLP/PW/032016

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Telford College of Art and Technology is a College of Further Education (16 years plus) occupying a campus location in Shropshire (TF1 2NP) The catering is provided from a number of outlets within the campus site. Students numbers are currently approx 1 700 full time and 6 000 part time students plus 500 full and part time staff.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 1 200 000.00 GBP

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: UKG21
Main site or place of performance:

Telford and Wrekin.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Catering services to the college students and staff. Services provided throughout the college day. The College operates over a 39-week year supplemented by additional courses during non-term-time periods. Tenders will be invited for a cost-negative catering service as the College has in recent years benefited from a profit return. College requires a maximisation of the catering facilities and an enhanced dining experience for both staff and students. College are keen to consider investment proposals which can be used to update the current facilities.

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: 1 200 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

3 years initial contract with possibility of renewal to 5 years on a +1 +1 basis.

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

Envisaged minimum number: 6
Maximum number: 10

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

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

List and brief description of conditions:

Companies must be able to demonstrate experience and expertise in the sector and currently operate within a 50-mile radius of the location. Short listing for Invitation to Tender will be subject to financial status and suitable references plus demonstration of Quality Assurance Procedures.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Abbreviated accounts for the last 3 years’ trading will be required at PQQ stage.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Minimum 3 years experience in the sector. Parties will be able to demonstrate standards via client references and site visits, together with information regarding standards of compliance to UK and EU legislation.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract

III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

Established registered contract catering organisation only with at least 3 years experience in the sector, preferably within an FE College setting and with current contracts within a 50-mile radius of Telford College.

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: no
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: 29/04/2016
Local time: 12:00

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

Date: 05/05/2016

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:

Parties should express an interest in tendering for the contract by submitting an application for a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) to Phil Watson at A PQQ (and draft tender documents) will be sent to each interested party for completion and return. Last date for requesting this information is 12:00 noon on Friday 29.4.2016.

PQQs will need to be returned to that email address by no later than 17:00 on Monday 2.5.2016.

Candidates will then be informed whether they have been shortlisted to receive an Invitation to Tender and invited to a site visit to the College and to receive a presentation by the College regarding the catering requirements.

To view this notice, please click here:

GO Reference: GO-2016330-PRO-7993631.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Telford College of Arts and Technology
Haybridge Road, Wellington
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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