EMLC Academy Trust Catering Tender
The contract covers the scope for the provision of all catering and vending services.
United Kingdom-Milton Keynes: School catering services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
EMLC Academy Trust — Tender for Catering Services.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The successful tenderer will be required to provide catering services to the following EMLC Academy Trust schools:
— Northampton International Academy;
— Castle Academy;
— Hardingstone Academy.
The contract covers the scope for the provision of all catering and vending services within the Academies, which also includes all hospitality and free issue requirements.
The duration of the contract being offered is three years commencing on 1.8.2016 and concluding on 31.7.2019.
The contract being offered within this tender will be based on a guaranteed performance basis with all free issue requirements and hospitality being recharged on consumption at ‘net’ food cost only.
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
Northampton International Academy
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
EMLC Academy Trust was incorporated in July 2012 for the purpose of establishing, maintaining, managing and developing academies and free schools as world class centres of excellence.
EMLC Academy Trust’s vision is that every child deserves to be the best they can be. As part of this vision, EMLC Academy Trust aims to develop centres of excellence for leadership and teaching and learning and where pupils are safe and engaged in their learning. The Trust is driven by the moral purpose of making a significant difference in areas where failure has been ingrained and ambitions stunted.
EMLC Academy Trust currently sponsors five primary academies and one secondary academy, with an all-through free school due to open in September 2016.
By 2019, EMLC Academy Trust aims to be sponsoring between 12-15 open academies.
Northampton International Academy
Northampton International Academy will join EMLC Academy Trust in September 2016 when it opens its doors for the very first time to Reception and Year 7 pupils.
Northampton International Academy (NIA) ~ the 30 000 000 GBP development which is the country’s largest ever school conversion, transforming a derelict Royal Mail sorting office in the town centre into a state-of-the-art 21st century school.
NIA will be an all-through free school for pupils aged from 4 to 19 years. It will eventually grow by 2022 to take in 2 220 pupils. This will be made up of 420 primary, 1 500 secondary and 300 pupils over the age of 16.
The new academy will open its doors in September 2016 with up to 60 pupils entering the primary phase in Reception class and 300 pupils entering the secondary phase in Year 7.
Castle Academy is a primary academy for 3–11 year old pupils in central Northampton. It joined the EMLC Academy Trust in January 2014.
Castle Academy currently has 523 pupils on roll.
Current cost of catering: 79 834 GBP per annum
Hardingstone Academy is a primary academy for 4–11 year old pupils in Northampton. It joined the EMLC Academy Trust in January 2014.
Hardingstone Academy currently has 219 pupils on roll.
Current cost of catering: 40 869 GBP per annum.
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/emlc_academy_trust
The closing date for receipt of the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire is 1.4.2016 (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.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: