Tender for Catering Services in Derby

Tender for Catering Services in Derby

Murray Park Community School – Tender for Catering Services.

United Kingdom-Derby: School catering services

2016/S 068-118007

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Murray Park Community School
Murray Road, Mickleover
Contact person: The Litmus Partnership Ltd
Telephone: +44 1276-673880
E-mail: pqq@litmuspartnership.co.uk
NUTS code: UKF11Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.murraypark.derby.sch.uk
I.2)Joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:http://www.litmuspartnership.co.uk/project/murray_park_community_school
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Murray Park Community School — Tender for Catering Services.

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The successful tenderer will be required to provide catering services at Murray Park Community School.

The catering contract being offered will commence on 1.8.2016 for an initial period of 3 years, concluding on 31.7.2019, and will be offered on a guaranteed performance basis, with a service on each of the 190 full academic days and by agreement for the 5 inset days.

Currently the school operates an in-house catering service and recognises there are opportunities for further improvements to the catering service provided. There is for example a ‘coffee bar area’ that has not previously been utilised to its full potential. Annual catering revenue for the year ending 31.3.2016 in was 121 407 GBP.

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: UKF11
Main site or place of performance:

Murray Park Community School, Derby, United Kingdom.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The successful contractor is expected to have a local operational presence, as specialist caterers in the Secondary School sector.

The contract covers the scope for the provision of catering services within the school, which currently includes breakfast, morning break, lunch, all hospitality and free issue requirements. Free school meals and hospitality will be charged at cost price, based on consumption.

The schools expect the successful contractor to enable the continued development of catering through the provision of an innovative, healthy food service, prepared on-site, in the well-designed and equipped kitchens (Please note there are some areas in the kitchen containing asbestos).

The school intends to focus heavily on healthy, fresh, seasonal, locally sourced produce and sees the catering service as an exciting opportunity to complement the overall student and community experience. Through the regular introduction of new ingredients, themed and promotional events. The successful contractor will be required to play their part in acting as a catalyst for improvement of the pupil experience.

The Senior Leadership Team and Governors have identified improved ‘value for money’ as a priority to parents and this is perceived as key to encourage an increased uptake of the overall catering service provided. The successful contractor will work closely with the school to manage the provision of catering and the overall ‘meal experience’, with pupil education on making healthy dietary choices being an important part of their educational experience.

The vision of Senior Leadership and Governors is that all children choose to eat and enjoy a healthy school dinner with 100 % uptake of free school meals. Good quality and varied menu options plus value for money are perceived as key to encourage an increased uptake of the overall catering service provided. The successful contractor will be expected to work closely with the Food Technology department, to ensure there are appropriate catering themes, meal deals and promotions, in support of the school curriculum.

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

Value excluding VAT: 365 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 01/08/2016
End: 31/07/2019
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 5
Maximum number: 10
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

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

Variants will be accepted: yes

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
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

Restricted 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: 09/05/2016

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 16/05/2016

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

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Interest in the pre-qualification process should be expressed via email only to pqq@litmuspartnership.co.uk 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/murray_park_community_school

The closing date for receipt of the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire is 9.5.2016 (12:00). Tenderers are required to ensure that documents are obtained and returned to The Litmus Partnership Limited, by email to pqq@litmuspartnership.co.uk 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 pqq@litmuspartnership.co.uk 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)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Murray Park Community School

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Murray Park Community School
VI.4.3)Review procedure

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Murray Park Community School

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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