School Meals Catering London – Soft Market Engagement

School Meals Catering London – Soft Market Engagement

Soft market engagement exercise information on readily available services and appetite of suppliers ahead of commencement of a tendering exercise.

United Kingdom-Kingston upon Thames: School meals

2020/S 132-325101

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Supplies

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
Postal address: Guildhall 2
Town: Kingston upon Thames
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: KT1 1EU
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Ms Mope Akinbolagbe
E-mail: Mope.Akinbolagbe@kingston.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 2085475600
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.kingston.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.kingston.gov.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

School Meals Catering Contract Project

Reference number: DN485563

II.1.2)Main CPV code

15894210 School meals

II.1.3)Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4)Short description:

The achieving for children is looking to conduct a soft market engagement exercise information on readily available services and appetite of suppliers ahead of commencement of a tendering exercise leading to the appointment of a contractor on covering schools in Royal Borough of Kingston (RBK) and London Borough of Richmond (LBR). RBK primary schools currently serve a total of some 4 500 pupil lunches per day, split roughly 40:60 between paid and free school meals.

The LBR primary schools currently serve a total of some 6,500 pupil lunches per day, split roughly 30:70 between paid and free school meals.The schools will be responsible for the provision of facilities as well as the supply and repair of heavy equipment, but the contractor will be responsible for all light equipment replacements and food, labour and operating costs.

Collaborative tendering will be on behalf of around 24 primary schools in Kingston and 34 primary schools in Richmond.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

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: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The achieving for children is looking to conduct a soft market engagement exercise information on readily available services and appetite of suppliers ahead of commencement of a tendering exercise leading to the appointment of a contractor on covering schools in Royal Borough of Kingston (RBK) and London Borough of Richmond (LBR). RBK primary schools currently serve a total of some 4 500 pupil lunches per day, split roughly 40:60 between paid and free school meals.

The LBR primary schools currently serve a total of some 6 500 pupil lunches per day, split roughly 30:70 between paid and free school meals. The schools will be responsible for the provision of facilities as well as the supply and repair of heavy equipment, but the contractor will be responsible for all light equipment replacements and food, labour and operating costs.

Collaborative tendering will be on behalf of around 24 primary schools in Kingston and 34 primary schools in Richmond.

Outcomes:

• there will be two contracts one for primary schools approx. 57 and one for 3 secondary. Can bid for one or both;

• meal numbers in primary in 2019/20 were approx. 4 500 in RBK and 6 500 in LBR per day.

Soft Marketing indicative activity dates:

• submission received on Friday 24 July 2020 at 2 p.m.

Evaluation of responses 27 July 2020-31 July 2020.

Invitation to virtual meeting week commencing 10 August 2020.

• virtual meeting with the buyers proposed dates are 20 August and 21 August 2020.

A collective meeting will be virtually held on the dates stated above between 10.00-10.30 am followed by 30 minute individual slots.

II.2.14)Additional information

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

05/10/2020

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

08/07/2020