Catering Contract Birmingham – Ignite Multi Academy Trust

Catering Contract Birmingham – Ignite Multi Academy Trust

To provide  healthy and good quality catering services at 9 schools in Birmingham.

United Kingdom-Birmingham: School catering services

2019/S 171-417721

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Catering Services for drb Ignite Multi Academy Trust
drb Ignite Multi Academy Trust, 2nd Floor, 3 Brindley Place
B1 2JB
United Kingdom
Contact person: Red Box Consultancy Services
Telephone: +44 1423810985
Fax: +44 1423810985
NUTS code: UKG31
Internet address(es):Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement


Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at:
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


Catering Services for drb Ignite Multi Academy Trust

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Providing healthy and good quality catering services at 9 schools in Birmingham which make up the drb Ignite Multi Academy Trust, who are looking to appoint a contractor to provide school meals from April 2020.

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:

— Audley Primary,

— The Oval School,

— Jervoise Primary,

— Princethorpe Infant School,

— Princethorpe Junior School,

— Beechwood Primary,

— Bromley Pensnett Primary,

— Hob Green Primary,

— Wychall Primary.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The contract is for an initial period of 3 years, with 2 optional 1 year extensions. The bidding contractors must be able to show a proven track record of operating similar contracts within budgets and guidelines. There are currently the following pupils on roll:

— Audley Primary School — 712,

— The Oval School — 528,

— Jervoise Primary School — 285,

— Princethorpe Infant School — 180,

— Princethorpe Junior School — 240,

— Beechwood Primary School — 195,

— Bromley Pensnett Primary School — 280,

— Hob Green Primary School — 228,

— Wychall Primary School — 396.

You must be able to show an innovative approach to providing a school meal service, in line with healthy eating and sourcing fresh local produce.

Note: Deadline for return of tender is midday 25.10.2019. Please note this tender falls under the Light Touch Regime of the Public Contract Regulations 2015.

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

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

2 x 1 year optional renewals.

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

The documents that you require for completion of this tender can be obtained by emailing

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:

Interested contractors must complete an SQ (selection questionnaire), which will be forwarded on request to

The completed SQ must be returned via email to by 12.00 noon on 27th September. Following the evaluation of the submitted SQs, the 6 highest scoring contractors will be shortlisted and receive all tender documentation via email.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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

Open 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: no
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: 25/10/2019
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:

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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 25/10/2019
Local time: 12:00

drb Ignite Multi academy Trust, 2nd Floor, 3 Brindley Place, Birmingham, B1 2JB, UNITED KINGDOM.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Chris Finnerty, Chief Financial Officer, drb Ignite Multi Academy Trust.

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:

The documents that you require for completion of this tender can be obtained by emailing

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Red Box Consultancy Services Ltd
Red Box Consultancy Services Ltd, 3 Sceptre House, Hornbeam Square North
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1423810985
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: