Catering Services for High Schools in Cheshire

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

2017/S 014-021548

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Cheshire East Borough Council
Westfields, Middlewich Road
CW11 1HZ
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mrs Louise Fenn
Telephone: +44 1270686454
NUTS code: UKD2
Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

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 electronically via:

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


16 090 Catering Services for High Schools.

Reference number: DN227950

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

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 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.1.5)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: UKD2

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.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Start: 11/04/2017
End: 31/07/2020
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of 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.2.12)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

Open 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: 17/02/2017
Local time: 13:00
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:

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 17/02/2017
Local time: 13:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

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 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: or Tel.: +44 (0)330 005 0352.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

High Courts
The Strand
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

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.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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