Catering Tender – University of Brighton Academies Trust

Catering Tender – University of Brighton Academies Trust

To provide catering services to 15 academies (infant, primary and secondary) based across Sussex.

United Kingdom-Falmer: School catering services

2020/S 049-117500

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: University of Brighton Academies Trust
Postal address: Room A304 Checkland Building, University Of Brighton
Town: Falmer
NUTS code: UKJ2
Postal code: BN1 9PH
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: tenders@litmuspartnership.co.uk
Telephone: +44 1276673880
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.brightonacademiestrust.org.uk/

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://litmustms.co.uk/respond/YD393862MT
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

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

University of Brighton Academies Trust — Catering Tender

II.1.2)Main CPV code

55524000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The successful supplier will be required to provide catering services for University of Brighton Academies Trust, which is a MAT made up of 15 academies (infant, primary and secondary) based across Sussex.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 6 870 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKJ2
Main site or place of performance:

Surrey, East and West Sussex.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The successful supplier will be required to provide catering services for University of Brighton Academies Trust, which is a MAT made up of 15 academies (infant, primary and secondary) based across Sussex.

The University of Brighton Academies Trust in its current form, was created after the University of Brighton Academies Trust and The Hastings Academies Trust merged in September 2017. The two Trusts had worked closely together for several years, under a single central management team.

The Trust and our academies benefit from nearly ten years of experience supporting schools. We were one of the first multi-academy Trusts sponsored by a university and continue to see positive results from the University of Brighton’s involvement.

By working together and sharing ideas, insights and best practice, our academies support each other to improve. It is important to us that our academies have a positive impact on their communities and that pupils understand the role they can play in the wider world.

As an organisation:

We want excellence for our pupils and their families, our staff and our academies’ communities. We believe that education transforms lives.

We work with integrity. We recognise the unique character of each of our academies and tailor the support we provide to suit the individual academy and its pupils. We respect all cultures and beliefs and believe in honesty and openness.

Innovation is key. We constantly strive to improve. Our pupils’ experience is enriched by the contribution of the University of Brighton and its School of Education.

The tender project is seeking to appoint a contractor whose initiative and innovation will be welcomed for the provision of service within the existing facilities for the 7 753 students on roll and 1 146 teaching and support staff, with a focus on exciting new food concepts to satisfy a wide range of pupil tastes and dietary requirements and to be committed to maximising free school meals entitlement take up for some of our most vulnerable students. The Trust wishes the successful contractor to review the current range of services offered and make recommendations accordingly.

The contract being tendered is for 3 years in duration from 1 August 2020 to 31 July 2023 with the option to extend for a further 2 years at the discretion of the client. This contract will operate as a guaranteed performance contract, with the successful contractor offering the Academy’s a guaranteed return/cost per annum for the provision of catering services. Sovereignty of the cash tariff is to remain with the University of Brighton Academies Trust for the duration of this contract.

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: 6 870 000.00 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 five suppliers and a maximum of 10 suppliers will be taken forward to the tender stage of the process.Where less than five suppliers meet the minimum standards, only those that meet the minimum standards will betaken through to the tender stage. Where more than five 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

To respond to this opportunity please click here: https://litmustms.co.uk/respond/YD393862MT

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)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted procedure
Accelerated procedure
Justification:

To manage the end-to-end timeline and contract mobilisation period in time for the new academic year.

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: 20/03/2020
Local time: 12:00

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

Date: 17/04/2020

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English
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:

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.

For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at: https://litmustms.co.uk/tenders/UK-UK-Falmer:-School-catering-services./YD393862MT

To respond to this opportunity, please click here: https://litmustms.co.uk/respond/YD393862MT

Go reference: GO-202035-PRO-16118589

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: The University of Brighton Academies Trust
Postal address: Room A304 Checkland Building, University Of Brighton
Town: Falmer
Postal code: BN1 9PH
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:

05/03/2020