School Meals Catering Service Tender Newport

School Meals Catering Service Tender Newport

Newport City Council invites tenders from experienced catering providers for the provision of a school meals catering service.

United Kingdom-Newport: Canteen and catering services

2019/S 244-601396

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Newport City Council
Postal address: Civic Centre
Town: Newport
NUTS code: UKL21
Postal code: NP20 4UR
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Joanne James
E-mail: procurement@newport.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1633656656
Internet address(es):Main address: www.newport.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0273

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

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:

Provision of a School Meals Catering Service to Schools within the City of Newport

Reference number: NCC-2019-064

II.1.2)Main CPV code

55500000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Newport City Council invites tenders from experienced catering providers for the provision of a school meals catering service to 43 primary schools, 9 high schools, 2 special schools and 1 pupil referral unit within its geographical boundaries. The current contract for this provision expires on 31.7.2020 and the Council invites tenders from experienced providers to deliver the new contract from 1.8.2020. The contract will be for a period of 10 years and at the end of the 10th year the Council may, upon contract review, extend the contract period up to 5 years on an annual basis or a period as agreed by both parties. It is considered that TUPE will apply.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 18 000 000.00 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)

55500000
55520000
55524000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL21

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Newport City Council wishes to contract with an experienced provider to deliver a school meals catering service to help it meet its corporate plan and well-being objectives to enable people to be healthy, independent and resilient which contributes to Welsh Government’s well-being goal for a healthier Wales. The successful contractor will deliver the service as a minimum in accordance with the Healthy Eating in Schools Wales Regulations 2013. They will also engage with stakeholders to ensure continuous improvement throughout the contract period that will work towards a significant reduction of sugar and unhealthy fat consumption, increase the availability of plant based food options and increase the uptake of school meals. It is considered that TUPE will apply. The ITT for this requirement can be accessed through etenderwales, ITT_79438 refers.

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 18 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 180

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

The value in II.2.6) and duration in II.2.7) reflects the contract period of 10 years and at the end of the 10th year Newport City Council may, upon contract review, extend the contract period up to 5 years on an annual basis or a period as agreed by both parties.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
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)Form of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:
IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:
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 / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest

Date: 10/02/2020
Local time: 16:00

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

English

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

1) Register your company on the etenderwales portal (this is only required once)

— browse to the eSourcing Portal: www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

— click the ‘Suppliers register here’ link,

— agree to the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’,

— enter your correct business and user details,

— note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete,

— you will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure).

2) Express an Interest in the project

— login to the portal with the username/password,

— click the ‘ITTs Open to All Suppliers’ link. (These are invitation to tender open to any registered supplier),

— click on the relevant ITT (itt_79438) available from 17.12.2019 to access the content,

— click the ‘Express Interest’ button in the ‘Actions’ box on the page,

— this will move the ITT into your ‘My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only),

— click on the ITT code to access the content.

3) Responding to the tender

— you can now choose to ‘Create Response’ or ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining),

— you can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification,

— note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the ITT,

— there may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available).

If you require any further assistance use the online help, or the BravoSolution help desk is available Mon – Fri (8 a.m. – 6 p.m.) on:

— email: help@bravosolution.co.uk

— tel. 0800 368 4850

(WA Ref:91987)

The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia bidding.

Note: the authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=98214

Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver community benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The community benefits included in this contract are:

Community benefits will include apprenticeships and

(WA Ref:98214)

The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Newport City Council
Postal address: Civic Centre
Town: Newport
Postal code: NP20 4UR
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1633656656Internet address: www.newport.gov.uk
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:

13/12/2019