Tender for Catering Services Birmingham

Tender for Catering Services Birmingham

St George’s C of E Academy Newtown – Tender for Catering Services.

United Kingdom-Birmingham: School catering services

2016/S 028-044579

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

St George’s C of E Academy Newtown
St George’s Street, Newtown
B19 3QY
Contact person: The Litmus Partnership Ltd
Telephone: +44 1276-673880
E-mail: pqq@litmuspartnership.co.uk
NUTS code: UKK13Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.stgnewtown.bham.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/st_georges_c_of_e_academy_newtown
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


St George’s C of E Academy Newtown – 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 St George’s C of E Academy Newtown.

The catering contract being offered will commence on 1.8.2016 based on an initial 3-year contract term with the option to extend for a further 2 years depending on operational standards and Governors approval.

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: UKG31
Main site or place of performance:

St George’s C of E Academy Newtown, Birmingham, United Kingdom.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The catering service provision at St George’s C of E Academy Newtown has not been market tested in recent years and to ensure Best Value principles are applied the Head Teacher and Academy Governors have made a decision to tender the catering service.

Current roll numbers are 240 pupils, plus 37 teaching and support staff who currently use the facility on an irregular basis.

Pupil roll numbers will increase by 60 (Reception and Year 1) in 2016-2017 and the Academy will expand by 30 pupils each year until it reaches its maximum capacity of 420.

Current turnover figures are circa 70 000 GBP per annum including Free School Meals. Universal Free School Meal uptake will increase next year due to the increase in numbers of Reception and Year 1 pupils.

Current uptake levels are above 70 % and the Academy firmly believes that with improved choice and quality there is a real opportunity to increase this level of uptake.

For the avoidance of doubt TUPE Regulations will apply to this contract and some of the current catering staff are in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).

The successful contractor will be expected to deliver a concise and detailed method of management reporting at the end of each month, thus updating the Client on contract performance. It is imperative that an open book policy is offered to ensure the Academy has total clarity on financial performance.

The Academy is seeking both innovation and the application of current food trends within the tender submissions and would expect as a result of this to be able to identify ‘Best Value’ and work in partnership with the chosen contractor going forward.

The contract will be Fixed Price during the contract term and if any improvements to financial surpluses are generated then the contractor shall share these on an agreed percentage return. Free School Meals and any ad hoc catering requirements will be invoiced on a monthly basis.

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: 210 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 01/08/2016
End: 31/07/2021
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: 11/03/2016

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

Date: 08/04/2016

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/st_georges_c_of_e_academy_newtown

The closing date for receipt of the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire is 11.3.2016 (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

St George’s C of E Academy Newtown
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
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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