West Sussex County Council Framework for Schools Catering Service

West Sussex County Council Framework for Schools Catering Service

The Council is seeking tenders to establish a framework agreement of service providers to provide Free School Meals and paid catering services to secondary schools. 

United Kingdom-Chichester: School catering services

2018/S 011-020941

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

West Sussex County Council
County Hall, West Street
Chichester
PO19 1RG
United Kingdom
Contact person: David Robinson
Telephone: +44 3302226995
E-mail: david.robinson@westsussex.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKJ2
I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.sesharedservices.org.uk/esourcing
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.sesharedservices.org.uk/esourcing
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

WSCC DR Framework for the provision of catering services for secondary schools

Reference number: CWSCC – 018313

II.1.2)Main CPV code

55524000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

West Sussex County Council is seeking tenders to set up a framework of service providers who will have the opportunity through a subsequent mini-competition process to submit bids to provide Free School Meals (FSM) and paid catering services to secondary schools when the need arises. It is the Council’s intention that the framework will contain a total of 6 service providers, although the Council do reserve the right to appoint more, or less, than six.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 18 340 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKJ27
NUTS code: UKJ28

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Council is seeking tenders to establish a framework agreement of service providers to provide Free School Meals (FSM) and paid catering services to secondary schools. Successful parties to the Framework will have the opportunity through a subsequent mini-competition process to submit bids to provide these services to specific secondary schools when the need arises.

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: 18 340 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 01/06/2018
End: 31/05/2025
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The framework agreement will be awarded for a period of 5 years from the commencement date (“the Initial Contract Term”). The framework agreement may be extended on the same terms and conditions at the Council’s option for a further period of 2 years. The maximum duration of the Framework Agreement will, therefore, be 7 years from the services commencement date.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

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

List and brief description of conditions:

As per the tender documents.

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)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 6
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years: This procurement falls under the Light touch regime.
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: 13/03/2018
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 14/03/2018
Local time: 10:00

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:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

West Sussex County Council
Chichester
United Kingdom
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:

15/01/2018

 

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