UK-Cambridge: School catering services.

UK-Cambridge: School catering services.

Section I: Contracting Authority

I.1) Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
Morris Education Trust
New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1276673880, Email:
Main Address:
NUTS Code: UKH12

I.2) Joint procurement:
The contract involves joint procurement: No
In the case of joint procurement involving different countries, state applicable national procurement law: Not Provided
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body: No

I.4)Type of the contracting authority:
Body governed by public law

I.5) Main activity:

Section II: Object Of The Contract

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title: Morris Education Trust ~ Catering Services Tender
Reference number: Not Provided

II.1.2) Main CPV code:
55524000 - School catering services.

II.1.3) Type of contract: SERVICES

II.1.4) Short description: The successful Supplier will be required to provide catering services for Morris Education Trust.
The Morris Education Trust was established in 2016 initially formed out of Impington Village College. We are passionate about delivering excellent education and building a Multi Academy Trust from within Cambridgeshire. We want our trust to be a collaborative partnership with a “family” of schools who share the same ethos.

II.1.6) Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s):
Not Provided

II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code:
UKH12 - Cambridgeshire CC

Main site or place of performance:
Cambridgeshire CC

II.2.4) Description of the procurement: This tender requires submissions for Impington Village College and Witchford Village College only at this time. However, as stated above, this is a growing Trust with Girton Glebe Primary School and The Cavendish School joining the Trust in Sept 2020 and Sept 2021 respectively (estimated dates). Should these or any other schools join this Trust during the course of this contract, these schools may, at the discretion of the client, be added to this contract.
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 of all schools, with a focus on exciting new food concepts to satisfy a wide range of pupil tastes and dietary requirements. The Client will wish the successful Supplier to review the current range of services offered and make recommendations accordingly.
The contract being tendered is for three years in duration from 1 August 2020 to 31 July 2023 with the option to then extend for up to two further years at the discretion of the Client. This contract will operate as a guaranteed performance contract, with the successful Contractor 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 at all schools is based on a calendar of 195 days. Five days are to be used for staff professional development which means that School will be open to receive students for the legal minimum of 190 days.
The contract offered covers the scope for the provision of all school catering services, which currently includes breakfast morning break, lunch, some hospitality and free issue requirements. Free School Meals are to be charged on uptake with a margin attached and hospitality will be charged based on consumption and at net food cost.
Whilst the Client prioritises value for money as a key objective of the competitive tender process, it is not obliged to accept the lowest price.
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 Every Child Matters.
The Client is also looking for bidders to review and contribute towards new cashless catering systems in both academies. The contract award will encompass this requirement so bidders are expected to also provide recommendations in this respect.
The Client believes that success should be celebrated and that pupils should enjoy their time at school; if lessons are stimulating and challenging then students will love learning.
As a Trust that is 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 value of the current contract is £2,486,770 (over the maximum 5 year term of the contract).
Please be advised that the Client has a minimum requirement for a Supplier’s employer’s liability / public liability and professional indemnity insurance of £5 million.
The minimum annual turnover that your organisation must have achieved to be considered for this opportunity is £1 million.

II.2.5) Award criteria:
Not Provided

II.2.11) Information about options
Options: No

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: To respond to this opportunity please click here:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure: Restricted

IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement: No
A dynamic purchasing system was set up: No

IV.1.6) Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction has been used: No

IV.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJEU: 2020/S 25-58089

IV.2.9) Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice
The contracting authority will not award any further contracts based on the above prior information notice: No

Section V: Award of contract

Award Of Contract (No.1)

Contract No: Not Provided
Lot Number: Not Provided
Title: Not Provided

A contract/lot is awarded: No

V.1) Information on non-award
The contract/lot is not awarded
Other reasons (discontinuation of procedure):
Notice reference (year and document number): 2020 - 58089

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3) Additional information: To view this notice, please click here:

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body
Morris Education Trust
Cambridge, United Kingdom

VI.4.3) Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures: Not Provided

VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Not Provided

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice: 09/04/2020