Coventry College Tender for Catering Services
The contract offered covers the scope for the provision of all College catering services, which currently includes breakfast, morning break, lunch, all hospitality and free issue requirements.
United Kingdom-Coventry: Catering services for other enterprises or other institutions
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
50 Swanswell Street
Telephone: +44 1276-673880
NUTS code: UKG33
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Coventry College Tender for Catering Services
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
Coventry College was formed when City College Coventry and Henley College Coventry merged on 1.8.2017 and there are 2 campuses; the City Campus and the Henley Campus, which are situated on the previous sites of the former Colleges.
Coventry College is the largest Further Education College in the city and surrounding area, whose mission is to serve the local area, improving skills, retaining excellence and enjoying the wonderful city. From entry-level qualifications, through to degree-level and specialist professional courses, there’s something for students with little or no formal education, right up to career high-flyers.
(Further information is provided in the SQ Document).
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)Place of performance
Coventry College, Coventry, UNITED KINGDOM.
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
The contract being tendered is for 3 years in duration from 1.8.2019 until 31.7.2022, with the option to extend the contract term for a further term of up to 2 years and 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 the client for the duration of this contract.
The academic year is based on a calendar of 39 weeks.
Whilst the client prioritises value for money as a key objective of the competitive tender process, the Corporation Board is not obliged to accept the lowest price.
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 teaching and support staff and students on roll, all of whom have a focus on the introduction of exciting new food concepts to satisfy a wide range of tastes and dietary requirements. The client will require the successful supplier to review the current range of services offered and make recommendations accordingly.
The contract offered covers the scope for the provision of all College catering services, which currently includes breakfast, morning break, lunch, all hospitality and free issue requirements. Free Student Meals and hospitality will be charged based on consumption and at net food cost
The client 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 supplier to evidence, through their bid, how they shall support and complement its values and support the principles of Keeping Children Safe in Education.
The client believes that success should be celebrated and that students should enjoy their time at College; if lessons are stimulating and challenging then students will love learning. Much time therefore, is spent reviewing and planning schemes of work to ensure that they are differentiated to meet the needs of all students. As a result, the client is very enthusiastic regarding work experience and apprenticeship proposals and would welcome the input of the successful supplier.
As a college who are continually seeking ways to improve and develop the ethos and environment for students and staff, to give them the facilities they deserve and need to meet the challenges of the 21st Century, any consideration regarding inward capital investment as part of the supplier’s tender submission would be welcomed. The client will require the supplier to look at making this investment within the existing dining areas, with attention being given to the potential installation of a cashless system, adjustment to counter layouts and furnishings and the implementation of a procedure that would assist in producing a reduction of current queuing times.
Coventry College objectives:
— to further increase the standards of fresh food provision,
— to further increase the standard of service for all customers,
— to receive a consistently high quality catering provision,
— to generate an improved dining environment for all students,
— to receive proactive management support for the catering team, in order to achieve and maintain a full complement of motivated staff,
— to hold regular review meetings with the successful contractor,
— to achieve overall value for money,
— improved sustainability.
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 e-mail only to firstname.lastname@example.org clearly stating within this e-mail 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: http://www.litmuspartnership.co.uk/project/coventry_college.
The closing date for receipt of the Selection Questionnaire is 9.1.2019 (12:00). Suppliers are required to ensure that documents are obtained and returned to The Litmus Partnership Ltd, by e-mail to email@example.com 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 e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org 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: