University of Sunderland Catering Tender

University of Sunderland Catering Tender

The UTC South Durham is looking for on-site catering and snack arrangements.

United Kingdom-Sunderland: School catering services

2016/S 046-076291

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

University of Sunderland
2nd Floor Edinburgh Building, Chester Road
For the attention of: Andrea Brook
SR1 3SD Sunderland
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1915152851

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofsunderland/aspx/Home

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

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Education

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

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

The Durham UTC Limited trading as UTC South Durham
Long Tens Way, Aycliffe Business Park, County Durham
DL5 6AP Newton Aycliffe
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

UTC/Catering/1115.

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 UKC1

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)

The University of Sunderland is one 3 founding members of The Durham UTC Limited trading as UTC South Durham. Therefore, the UTC South Durham, the University of Sunderland and its subsidiaries invites suppliers to express an interest in the following tender:-
The UTC South Durham (University Technical College) is expected to open on 5.9.2016, at Aycliffe Business Park, County Durham.
UTCs are state-funded technical schools for 14 -19 year-olds designed to focus on aspects of business and industry through a partnership of employers and Universities, helping to bridge the skills gap faced by UK businesses.
The UTC South Durham is looking for on-site catering and snack arrangements where students and staff are provided with high quality food at attractive prices which comply with nutritional standards in the School Food Plan. The UTC is keen to promote a healthy lifestyle and this should be reflected in the type of food on offer and the way it is presented.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

55524000, 55300000, 42933000, 55500000, 55400000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

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:

The requirement is for the daily provision of catering services including snacks and delivered hospitality for both paid and free meals for students age 14-19, staff and visitors to the new UTC South Durham (University Technical College).
The UTC is looking for an on site catering arrangement where students and staff are provided with high quality food at attractive prices which comply with nutritional standards in the School Food Plan. The school is keen to promote a healthy lifestyle and this should be reflected in the type of food on offer and the way it is presented. The catering service should be innovative, and responsive.
The Service has not been divided into work packages (Lots) because of contract management, food safety and traceability of supply chain requirements.
Any commissions under this contract or framework maybe subject to external funding from bodies such as Education Funding Agency and Department of Education and the successful supplier will be expected to work with the UTC South Durham on any funding applications where appropriate. This list of funding bodies is not exhaustive.

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

Duration in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

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

Will be identified in payment provisions to be included within the tender documents.

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

Group or Consortia bidders must be jointly and severably liable.

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: Further information will be requested in the form of a pre qualification questionnaire.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Further information will be requested in the form of a pre qualification questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Further information will be requested in the form of a pre qualification questionnaire.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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 below

1. Service Delivery/Quality. Weighting 50

2. Costs. Weighting 40

3. Site Visits. Weighting 10

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:

UTC/Catering/1115

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

no

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: 1.4.2016 – 17:00
Payable documents: no

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

1.4.2016 – 17:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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: 120 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

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: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): Any commissions under this contract or framework maybe subject to external funding from bodies such as Education Funding Agency, and Department of Education etc and the successful suppliers will be expected to work with the UTC South Durham on any funding applications where appropriate. This list of funding bodies is not exhaustive.
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

University of Sunderland
2nd Floor Edinburgh Building Chester Road
SR1 3SD Sunderland
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1915152473
Internet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofsunderland/aspx/Home

Body responsible for mediation procedures

University of Sunderland
2nd Floor Edinburgh Building Chester Road
SR1 3SD Sunderland
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1915152473
Internet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofsunderland/aspx/Home

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

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

University of Sunderland
2nd Floor Edinburgh Building Chester Road
SR1 3SD Sunderland
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1915152473
Internet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofsunderland/aspx/Home

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

2.3.2016

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