Catering Services Tender – Cotham School, Bristol

Catering Services Tender – Cotham School, Bristol

The contract covers the scope for the provision of all school catering services.

Contract summary


  • School catering services – 55524000

Location of contract


Value of contract


Published date

17 July 2019

Closing date

23 August 2019

Contract start date

01 April 2020

Contract end date

31 March 2026

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?




The successful tenderer will be required to provide catering services at Cotham School.

The contract covers the scope for the provision of all school catering services, which also includes all hospitality and free issue requirements.

The catering is currently delivered by way of an in-house provision and is operating at a breakeven position. The client is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified catering company to manage this service moving forwards into this contract term, bringing both innovation and flair to the contract.

The duration of the contract being offered is for 3 years commencing on 1.4.2020 and concluding on 31.3.2023. There will be the option for a further extension to the contract of 3 years, should both parties be happy to enter into this extension. The contract will be on a guaranteed performance basis.

Inward investment is sought for the improvement of the main restaurant facilities allowing for new service points and aimed at significantly improving the dining experience for all students.

It is expected that the successful supplier will work very closely with the client and engage with the school curriculum, pupils and parents moving forwards into this contract term.

The client wishes for the successful supplier to be able to offer innovation and to make some changes to the school’s service provision during the course of the new contract term. This will include ideas and innovation and how the catering service can meet the needs of the pupils and staff.


About the buyer

Contact name

The Litmus Partnership


Cotham School
Cotham Lawn Road, Cotham



Other information


SQ Documentation ~ Cotham School

Interest in the selection process should be expressed via email only to 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:

The closing date for receipt of the Selection Questionnaire is 23.8.2019 (12:00). Suppliers are required to ensure that documents are obtained and returned to The Litmus Partnership Limited, by email to 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 Limited, by email to 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.


How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided, or follow the instructions given in the notice description or information section.