School Catering Contract Hertfordshire
Provision of Catering Services for Mount Grace School and Yavneh College.
United Kingdom-Hertford: School catering services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Hertfordshire County Council
Contact point(s): Hertfordshire Business Services
For the attention of: UK H23 — Anita Shipman
SG13 8DE Hertford
Telephone: +44 1707292601
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 17: Hotel and restaurant services
NUTS code UKH23
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)
This procurement is an Open (one stage) process. Tenderers wishing to apply are invited to “express interest” which will give access to the full procurement documents in the e-tendering system.
The deadline for submissions is 8.6.2015 at 12:00. Completed submissions must be submitted by this deadline.
Please allow plenty of time to make your return as late returns will not be permitted by the system.
Any questions relating to this procurement must be made via correspondence on the website, in accordance with the procurement documents.
Please note – The Tupe Staffing Information for this procurement has been provided along with other documentation for this procurement. By clicking on the View Details button and accessing the documentation for this procurement, Tenderers agree:
a) To undertake to treat the information as confidential and commercially sensitive at all times and take all reasonable steps to prevent any inadvertent disclosure to third parties.
b) That under no circumstances will any of the information be disclosed to third parties without the Council’s prior consent in writing.
c) That the information supplied will be destroyed or returned to the Council, after your Organisation’s bid has been submitted or you decide not to proceed.
d) That you will indemnify the Council for any losses arising from breach of these confidentiality requirements.
e) The requirements above apply whether the supplier uploads a tender response to this procurement or not.
The services advertised in this notice fall under the services listed in Annex XIV to Directive 2014/24/EU and the contracting authority is not obliged to follow The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 in full. The procurement process that will apply to the services will be specified in the procurement documents to be issued.
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:
Estimated value excluding VAT: 2 590 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
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.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
To access the procurement activity please visit www.supplyhertfordshire.uk
The Council uses an eTendering system and has worked closely with its Districts and Partners to create a joint procurement portal called Supply Hertfordshire. This portal provides an eTendering system which is run by In-Tend.
To participate in this tender you will need to go into www.supplyhertfordshire.uk and follow the onlineinstructions and register, or log in.
Tenders must be completed and submitted electronically by the Due Date stated in the system. The Instructions to Tenderers gives an indicative procurement timetable. When submitting your tender please ensure that you have read and understood all the necessary documentation and provided all the information requested.
Tenderers must ensure that these online Invitation to Tender Documents can be accessed and ensure that a response to this invitation is submitted in accordance with the Instructions to Tenderers. Please make sure you have submitted your completed tender response as the Council will not be held accountable for any errors made by a Tenderer in submitting your completed response. The eTendering system does not permit Tenders to be submitted after the closing time and date.
Tenderers are advised to ensure they allow sufficient time to submit their tenders prior to the tender submission deadline (Instructions to Tenderers refers) to ensure any issues with uploading the documents can be resolved before the Project closes.
Multiple documents can only be uploaded one at a time or can all be zipped together using an application like WinZip.
We have provided a dedicated supplier guide located on the Supply Hertfordshire In-Tend site or by clicking the following link:
If you are experiencing problems with the system In-Tend offer a help section which includes a dedicated UK Support Desk which can be contacted via email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +44 (0)114 407 0065 for any website / technical questions Monday to Friday 8:30-17:30.
The Council reserves the right at any time to cease the procurement process and to not award the framework agreement
The Council will not be responsible for, or pay the expenses or losses, which may be incurred by any Tenderer in the preparation of this tender
The Council undertakes to hold confidential any information provided in the proposal submitted, subject to the Councils obligations under the Law, including the Freedom of Information Act 2000. If the applicant considers that any of the information submitted in the proposal should not be disclosed because of its sensitivity then this should be stated with the reason for conisdering it sensitive. The Council will endeavour to consult with the Tenderer about such sensitive information when considering any request received under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 before replying to such a request.
The Council reserves the right to carry out additional financial checks on all companies tendering for this Contract at any time during the procurement process, to ensure that they continue to meet the Councils requirements and remain fianancially viable to perform the Contract.
Electronic payment will be used.
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: