Catering Services Contract – Keighley, West Yorkshire
The successful supplier will be required to provide catering services for Blessed Christopher Wharton Catholic Academy Trust.
United Kingdom-Keighley: School catering services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Telephone: +44 1276-673880
NUTS code: UKE4
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Blessed Christopher Wharton Catholic Academy Trust — Tender for Catering Services
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The successful supplier will be required to provide catering services for Blessed Christopher Wharton Catholic Academy Trust with schools in the Bradford and Keighley areas in the North of England.
The contract will commence 1.4.2020 and will be for 3 years with the option to extend for a further 2 years.
At contract commencement there will be 11 schools, all primary schools with the majority single form entry, numbers ranging from 198 to 420. It is expected that there will be 19 schools by September 2020 with at least one secondary school.
Contract value: 678 000 GBP year one.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)Place of performance
See II.1.4) Short description
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
Blessed Christopher Wharton Catholic Academy Trust is looking for a provider who will work in true partnership with the Trust and support its Catholic values.
The Trust’s objectives in putting the catering contract out to tender are:
Food choice — ensure a varied and interesting menu that is appropriate to each individual school’s pupil food requirements and tastes. Flexibility is important.
Healthy eating — providing and promoting healthy eating options is important.
Pupil engagement and added value — the Trust will be looking for innovative ideas to engage pupils and parents with school food.
Capital investment — capital investment would be welcome in some schools.
Value for money — the Trust is looking for catering costs savings.
Staffing — the current catering staff are mostly well thought of. The Trust will be looking for a provider who is experienced in the management of staff in a multi-site situation.
We understand that most catering staff will be members of LGPS and Admitted Body Status would therefore be expected with regards to pension provision. This would be a first generation contract.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
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
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
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:
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
Interest in the selection process should be expressed via email only to email@example.com 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 selection questionnaire and associated documents can be obtained at: https://litmuspartnership.co.uk/sq/blessedchristopher/
The closing date for receipt of the selection questionnaire is 30.8.2019 (12:00). Suppliers are required to ensure that documents are obtained and returned to the Litmus Partnership Ltd, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by the above closing date and time.
Documents in respect of economic financial standing (where indicated in the selection questionnaire) shall be returned to the Litmus Partnership Ltd, by email to email@example.com by the above closing date and time.
It will be the supplier’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 Contract 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.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: