Catering Services for High Schools in Cheshire
Provision of Catering Services for Knutsford Multi-Academy Trust, Middlewich High School, Poynton High School and Wilmslow High Schools.
United Kingdom-Sandbach: Canteen and catering services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Westfields, Middlewich Road
Contact person: Mrs Louise Fenn
Telephone: +44 1270686454
NUTS code: UKD2
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
16 090 Catering Services for High Schools.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
Provision of Catering Services for Knutsford Multi-Academy Trust, Middlewich High School, Poynton High School and Wilmslow High Schools, a single provider will be required to contract directly with all 4 schools.
The Contractor will be required to provide breakfast, a mid-day service, mid-morning snacks for the staff and students, and possibly other catering services (e.g. hospitality) which may differ by school. Note — the participation and process for this tender will be via the electronic tendering portal located atwww.the-chest.org.uk Please ensure you also refer to section VI.3) of this notice.
The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SME’s). For the avoidance of doubt, the contracting authority points out that no weight will be attached to whether or not an economic operator is an SME in selecting economic operators to submit tenders or in assessing the most economically advantageous tender.
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
Provision of Catering Services, from April 2017, for an initial period of approx. 3 years and 4 months until 31.7.2020, with 3 x 12 month options to extend until 31.7.2021, 31.7.2022, and 31.7.2023 respectively.
The schools require a nutritious high quality, value for money catering service, which meets the needs of both customers and the schools. Please note that TUPE will apply and bidders will be required to agree to a pension bond in the form of an admission agreement, and must be able to service all 4 schools.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
3 months prior to the end date, initially 31.7.2020, notice will be provided by the schools advising whether they wish to exercise extension(s). There are 3 possible 12 month extension options available, until 31.7.2021, 31.7.2022, and 31.7.2023 respectively. The options will be exercised at the discretion of the individual schools.
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.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
The values given in this notice are only estimations — The Authority gives no guarantee or warranty or makes any representation as to the accuracy of any indicative volumes or as to the value of the work during the contract period — any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of potential providers.
This procurement exercise will be conducted on the Council’s electronic Contract and Tender Management System at the www.the-chest.org.uk Organisations wishing to be considered for these contracts must register their expression of interest and provide additional procurement-specific information (if required) through ‘the Chest’.
It is the organisations responsibility to satisfy themselves that they have provided all of the required information.
If you have any technical problems with The Chest please contact the help-desk on: Email:ProcontractSuppliers@proactis.com or Tel.: +44 (0)330 005 0352.
Cheshire East Borough Council will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI No 102) provides for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: