UK-Essex: School catering services.

UK-Essex: School catering services.

Section I: Contracting Authority

I.1) Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
Partnership Learning Trust
Parsloes Avenue, Dagenham, Essex, RM9 5QT, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1276673880, Email:
Main Address:

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: Partnership Learning Trust
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 schools within The Partnership Learning Trust and for Dagenham Park Church of England School. A total of 10 schools are included within the tender.

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

II.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value: 9,068,763


II.2) Description

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

II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code:
UKH3 - Essex

Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4) Description of the procurement: The successful Supplier will be required to provide catering services for schools within The Partnership Learning Trust and for Dagenham Park Church of England School.
There are ten schools in total included within this catering contract opportunity:

Schools within the Partnership Learning Trust:

1.Sydney Russell Primary School
2.Sydney Russell Secondary School
3.Riverside Primary School
4.Riverside Secondary School
5.Riverside Community Special School
6.Greatfields School
7.Hornchurch High School
8.Thames View Juniors
9.George Mitchell School

There is a tenth school included within this project that is looking to benefit from opportunities of scale passed on from a single contracted solution across the service delivery, that is outside of the Trust and will form a separate contract:

10.Dagenham Park Church of England School

The Partnership Learning Trust (PLT)

Partnership Learning’s established secondary school, Sydney Russell, is rated Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ and is designated as a Teaching School and National Support School. Having been approved to open three Free schools, the Trust now aims to deploy its proven leadership and teaching strategies to transform failing schools, ensuring that all their pupils thrive within well-structured and aspirational environments.

We understand the key role of a sponsor in taking responsibility for driving improvement and challenging under-performance, whilst supporting school leaders through effective use of the Trust’s overall financial and human resources.

Our ethos aims to maximise social mobility, giving our pupils the same opportunities as their most favoured peers – outstanding teaching, schools organised around the ability profile of their pupils and wide-ranging enrichment activities to develop confidence and resilience.

We believe learning is most effective when students are taught with others of similar ability, so we group pupils by prior attainment in three discrete pathways, enabling a differentiated curriculum within which teachers adjust their pace and style to ensure all pupils make rapid progress towards challenging academic targets.

We have particular expertise in providing outstanding outcomes within disadvantaged communities, although we believe our approach works across the socio-economic spectrum.

We relish Academy freedoms, particularly the opportunity to utilise flexible operating hours to provide extensive extra-curricular activities and Summer schools. We seek, nevertheless, to work within local families of schools to achieve positive outcomes for all young people.

Please see the SQ document for more information.

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

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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
Not Provided

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: 592236
Lot Number: Not Provided
Title: Not Provided

A contract/lot is awarded: Yes

V.2) Award of contract

V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract: 20/05/2021

V.2.2) Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 5
Number of tenders received from SMEs: Not Provided
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: Not Provided
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: Not Provided
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 5

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No

Contractor (No.1)
Aspens Services Limited, 06561073
Teme House, Whittington Hall, Whittington Road, Whittington, WR5 2RA, United Kingdom
NUTS Code: UKG12
The contractor is an SME: Yes

V.2.4) Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: Not Provided
Total value of the contract/lot: 11,097,735
Currency: GBP

V.2.5) Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted: No

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3) Additional information: The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.
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VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body
Partnership Learning Trust
Parsloes Avenue, Dagenham, Essex, RM9 5QT, 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: 24/06/2021