Catering Services Tender Maidstone and Malling

Catering Services Tender Maidstone and Malling

Valley Invicta Academies Trust is tendering the catering services across four secondary schools and 4 primary schools.

United Kingdom-Maidstone: School meals

2019/S 227-557255

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Valley Invicta Academies Trust
Postal address: Huntsman Lane, Kent
Town: Maidstone,
NUTS code: UKJ4
Postal code: ME14 5DS
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Mrs Susan Byrne
Telephone: +44 1622679421
Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

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


RM&C/2019/VIAT Sec/263

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Valley Invicta Academies Trust are tendering four secondary schools in the Maidstone area, 8 are currently open and one is a new build opening in September 2020. Current annual sales turnover for 3 schools is circa 700 000 GBP.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 700 000.00 GBP

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: UKJ41
Main site or place of performance:

Valley Invicta Secondary Schools.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Valley Invicta Academies Trust (VIAT) is tendering the catering services across four secondary schools and 4 primary schools based in the Maidstone and Malling areas of Kent. The secondary and primary schools are in separate tenders, both with a contract start date of August 2020. The secondary schools are all in modern buildings with well equipped kitchens; combined sales turnover is circa 700 000 GBP per annum. Whilst the Trust has core objectives for the tender each school has budget responsibility and each Head Teacher has specific requirements for their school. As a result these individual needs will need to be met as part of the tender process and ‘one size will not fit all’. Local support and resources are an essential requirement for each of the schools.

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: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged number of candidates: 5

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
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

Restricted 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: 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: 03/01/2020
Local time: 13:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 03/02/2020

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

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:

Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the myTenders Web Site at

(MT Ref:218149)

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: RM&C Consultants Ltd
Postal address: Suite 3 Corner House Offices, High Street
Town: Cranbrook
Postal code: TN17 3HE
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1580715531Internet address:
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: