Catering Tender – London Design and Engineering UTC

Catering Tender – London Design and Engineering UTC

The successful supplier will be required to provide catering services for London Design and Engineering UTC.

United Kingdom-London: School catering services

2020/S 189-457570

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: London Design and Engineering UTC
Postal address: 15 University Way
Town: London
Postal code: E16 2RD
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1276673880
Internet address(es):Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, 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


London Design and Engineering UTC — Catering Tender


II.1.2)Main CPV code

55524000 School catering services

II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The successful supplier will be required to provide catering services for London Design and Engineering UTC.


II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00 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

Main site or place of performance:



II.2.4)Description of the procurement:


The successful supplier will be required to provide catering services for London Design and Engineering UTC.

London Design and Engineering UTC in Newham, London was opened in 2016 as a brand new, state of the art University Technical College. The College is a state funded Academy College and services learners from year 9 to year 13, as well as a small cohort of apprentice learners. In January 2019 the College moved into its brand new purpose built permanent building on the Dock side of London’s Royal Albert Dock.

The tender project is seeking to appoint a supplier whose initiative and innovation will be welcomed for the provision of service within the existing facilities for the 637 learners on roll and 73 (FTE) teaching and support staff (growing to 750 learners within three years), with a focus on exciting new food concepts to satisfy a wide range of learner tastes and dietary requirements. The Client would wish the successful supplier to review the current range of services offered and make recommendations accordingly.

The contract being tendered is for 3 years in duration from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2024 with the option to extend for a maximum of a further 2 years at the discretion of the client. This contract will operate as a guaranteed performance contract, with the successful supplier offering the Client a guaranteed return/cost per annum for the provision of catering services. Sovereignty of the cash tariff is to remain with London Design and Engineering UTC for the duration of this contract.

The College year is based on a calendar of 195 days. Between 5 and 10 days are to be used for staff professional development and non-learner days which means that College will be open to receive learners for between 180 and 185 days per year.

The contract offered covers the scope for the provision of all catering services within the College, which currently includes morning break, lunch, all hospitality and free issue requirements. Free College meals are to be charged based on consumption with a margin attached and hospitality will be charged based on consumption and at net food cost.

Whilst the client prioritises value for money as a key objective of the competitive tender process, the governing body is not obliged to accept the lowest price.

The value of the current contract:

Total sales for the first term Sept-Dec 2019 were GBP 34 506.

Total annual value of the contract is therefore GBP 100 000 and the total value of the contract over the complete 5-year term is GBP 500 000.

London Design and Engineering UTC expects the successful supplier to enable the continued development of catering through the provision of an innovative, healthy food service, with fresh, seasonal, locally sourced ingredients being prepared on-site. The client expects the successful tenderer to evidence, through their bid, how they shall support and complement its values and support the aim to create the next generation of confident, independent, work-ready individuals.

More information can be found within the SQ Document.


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: 500 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 01/08/2020
End: 31/07/2025
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

Envisaged minimum number: 5
Maximum number: 10
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:


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

Variants will be accepted: yes

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

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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

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.1.1)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: 30/10/2020
Local time: 12:00

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

Date: 04/12/2020

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:


The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.

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.

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Go reference: GO-2020924-PRO-17124852


VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: London Design & Engineering UTC
Postal address: 15 University Way
Town: London
Postal code: E16 2RD
Country: 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: