School Catering Services Tender – CORE Education Trust
The contract being tendered is for 3 years in duration from 1.8.2020 until 31.7.2023 and will operate as a guaranteed performance contract, with the successful supplier offering each school a guaranteed return/cost per annum for the provision of catering services.
United Kingdom-Birmingham: School catering services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Postal address: 55 St Paul’s Square
NUTS code: UKG31
Postal code: B8 3HG
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1276-673880
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
CORE Education Trust — Tender for Catering Services
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
CORE Education Trust is defined by its commitment to find the right solutions for the schools that they sponsor. The right solutions are inspired by the local context and are carefully constructed through dialogue, consultation and collaboration.
CORE Education Trust are bold and ambitious in their aspiration to lead pioneering educational sponsorship, inspired by an outward facing ethos and an emphasis on personalisation. In adversity they seek innovation, in learning they discover truth and in leading they find humility.
The successful supplier will be required to provide catering services for CORE Education Trust (the Client) at the following locations:
Jewellery Quarter Academy
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)Place of performance
See II.1.4) Short description
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
The contract being tendered is for 3 years in duration from 1.8.2020 until 31.7.2023 and will operate as a guaranteed performance contract, with the successful supplier offering each school a guaranteed return/cost per annum for the provision of catering services. Sovereignty of the cash tariff is to remain with the schools for the duration of this contract.
The Trust is expected to grow in the number of schools becoming part of the Trust during this contract period. The provision of catering services within any further schools when they have joined the Trust may fall under the scope of this contract. The successful supplier would be expected to provide the catering service within the additional schools using the same costing model, ratios, etc. that they applied to their successful financial submission for the Trust, at the point of tender submission. The duration of contract for these schools will not be increased and they will join the contract for the remaining contract period that exists at the point of entry into the Trust.
The academic year is based on a calendar of 195 days. Five days are to be used for staff professional development which means that the schools will be open to receive students for the legal minimum of 190 days.
Whilst the Trust 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 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 Trust would wish 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 catering services within the schools, which currently includes breakfast, morning break, lunch, all hospitality and free issue requirements. Free school meals and hospitality will be charged based on consumption and at net food cost.
CORE Education Trust expect 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 Trust 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 Trust believes that success should be celebrated and that students should enjoy their time at school; if lessons are stimulating and challenging then students will love learning. Therefore, much time 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 Trust is very enthusiastic regarding work experience and apprenticeship proposals and would welcome the input of the successful supplier.
As a Trust 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 Trust will wish the Supplier to look at making this investment within the existing dining areas, with attention being given to the upgrade of the current cashless systems counter layouts and furnishings and the implementation of a procedure that would assist in producing a reduction of current queuing times.
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 email only to firstname.lastname@example.org clearly stating within this email 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: https://litmuspartnership.co.uk/sq/core-education/
The closing date for receipt of the selection questionnaire is 20.12.2019 (12.00). Suppliers are required to ensure that documents are obtained and returned to the Litmus Partnership Ltd, by email 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 email 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.
Country: United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: