School Meals Tender Northamptonshire

School Meals Tender Northamptonshire

Following the decision of Northamptonshire County Council to close the Nourish school meal service on 20.7.2016, Providers are invited to complete an Invitation to Tender (referred to from now on as ITT) outlining their bid for a cluster of schools.

United Kingdom-Northampton: School meals

2016/S 041-067715

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

LGSS
John Dryden House, 8-10 The Lakes
Contact point(s): A7DE-VFZT4W
NN4 7YD Northampton
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: ammyers@northamptonshire.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.lgss.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://procontract.due-north.com/Login

Electronic access to information: https://procontract.due-north.com/Login

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://procontract.due-north.com/Login

Further information can be obtained from: LGSS
John Dryden House, 8-10 The Lakes
Contact point(s): A7DE-VFZT4W
NN4 7YD Northampton
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: ammyers@northamptonshire.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: LGSS
John Dryden House, 8-10 The Lakes
Contact point(s): A7DE-VFZT4W
NN4 7YD Northampton
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: ammyers@northamptonshire.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: LGSS
John Dryden House, 8-10 The Lakes
Contact point(s): A7DE-VFZT4W
NN4 7YD Northampton
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: ammyers@northamptonshire.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Please see Appendix 3
Various
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Provision of School Meals.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 27: Other services

NUTS code UKF23

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

CONTRACT-A7DE-VFZT4W.
Following the decision of Northamptonshire County Council to close the Nourish school meal service on 20.7.2016, Providers are invited to complete an Invitation to Tender (referred to from now on as ITT) outlining their bid for a cluster of schools (Lot), as detailed in the Tender documents.
The ITT process is being facilitated by LGSS Procurement and NCC, but please note that the Contract will be between the Provider and the individual school. The final decision of Contract award rests with the individual school. LGSS Procurement is acting on behalf of the schools, and as such is impartial.
The service will be required from September 2016 onwards and TUPE will apply where appropriate. The Contract(s) are to be awarded for 2 years, with a 1 12-month option to extend. For clarity, the maximum possible duration of the Contract(s), should the extension be taken up is 3 years.
The detailed requirements are defined in Section 2 — Specification, and a schedule of information (Appendix 3 — Schools Schedule of Information) for each Lot is included. A single price is required across all schools within each individual Lot.
It is recognised that there is a varying and diverse portfolio of schools across Northamptonshire and that each Lot may attract different pricing bids from Providers.
The deadline for completed ITTs to be received on the LGSS eTendering Portal is 12:00 on Monday, 21.3.2016.

If assistance is required regarding the use of the LGSS eTendering Portal, please contact the Due North help desk on: T. 01670 597 137; E.support@due-north.com

LGSS (Local Government Shared Services) is a jointly owned shared service formed by Cambridgeshire County Council (CCC) and Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) in October 2010 through the merger of their corporate services into a single entity. Further information about LGSS can be found on www.lgss.co.uk

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

15894210, 55524000, 15894200, 15100000, 15200000, 15300000, 15400000, 15500000, 15600000, 15810000, 15820000, 15830000, 15840000,15850000, 15860000, 15870000, 15880000, 15891000, 15892000, 15893000, 15894100, 15894300, 15894400, 15896000, 15900000, 55523000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

CONTRACT-A7DE-VFZT4W.
Lot A;
Lot B;
Lot C;
Lot D;
Lot E.
Please see Tender documentation for full details of the Schools in each Lot.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 10 000 000 and 12 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Please see Tender documentation.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Please see Tender documentation.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Please see Tender documentation.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please see Tender documentation and selection criteria.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please see Tender documentation and selection criteria.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please see Tender documentation and selection criteria.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please see Tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Please see Tender documentation.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

0572
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 21.3.2016 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

21.3.2016 – 12:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

1.3.2016

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 21.3.2016 – 12:00
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

The Royal Courts of Justice
The Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

LGSS
John Dryden House
NN4 7YD Northampton
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

25.2.2016

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