School Catering Contract – St Albans, Hertfordshire

School Catering Contract – St Albans, Hertfordshire

Pupil numbers: 420 (excludes the pre-school).

United Kingdom-St Albans: School catering services

2020/S 065-156379

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Alban City School
Postal address: 7 Hatfield Road, Herts
Town: St Albans
NUTS code: UKH23
Postal code: AL1 3RR
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1727860304
Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

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 another address:
Official name: RM&C Consultants Ltd
Town: Reading
NUTS code: UKJ11
Postal code: RG2 6UU
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Susan Allen
Telephone: +44 7939599571
Internet address(es):Main address:

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:

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


Alban City School Catering

Reference number: RM&C/2020/ACS286

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Alban City School is a state funded Free School for primary aged children. The School opened in September 2012 and are passionately committed to providing a high-quality education for the children in their care so that every child does well. As an inclusive school they aim to guide and support children so that they achieve their very best educationally, socially and physically in an environment that puts children’s needs at the top of the agenda and where parents feel confident that their children are safe and well cared for during their time with them.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

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: UKH23

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Pupils number

Pupil numbers: 420 (excludes the pre-school)

Pre-school: 30

Reception and KS1: 180 (Average 172)

KS2: 240 (Average is 228)

Pricings/sales price

Pre-school uptake: 17 daily

Value: GBP 2.25

UIFSM entitled: 180

Uptake: 143

Value: GBP 2.30

FSM entitled: 30

Uptake: 20

Value: GBP 2.50

Pupil paid meals uptake: 149

Value: GBP 2.50

Staff duty meal entitled: 3

Uptake: 3

Value: GBP 2.92 (ext VAT)

Staff cash meals No of staff: 50

Uptake: 1

Value: GBP 2.92 (ext VAT)

Sales over 12 months

Pre-school sales: GBP 7 130

UIFSM Sales: GBP 62 491

FSM Sales: GBP 9 610

Pupil paid meal sales: GBP 70 775

Staff duty meal sales: GBP 1 664

Staff cash sales: GBP 555

Hospitality sales: Nil

Lunch service times

Nursery on trolley at 11.30 a.m. (Nursery meals transported via a trolley internally, nursery staff serve the meals and dirties returned to the catering department to wash up).

Rest of school: 11.45-13.45

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: yes
Description of renewals:

3 years plus 2 year optional extension.

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

Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue

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: no
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: 01/05/2020
Local time: 13:00

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

Date: 08/06/2020

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 website at

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VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Public Procurement Review Service
Postal address: Cabinet Office
Town: London
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3450103503Internet 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: