UK-Nuneaton: School catering services.

UK-Nuneaton: School catering services.

Section I: Contracting Authority

I.1) Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
The Holy Spirit Catholic Multi Academy Company
Riversley Park, Coton Road, Nuneaton, CV11 5TY, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1276673880, Email:
Main Address:
NUTS Code: UKG13

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: Holy Spirit MAC ~ 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 Holy Spirit Catholic Multi Academy Company comprises four primary schools and one secondary school serving the catchment area of Nuneaton and Bedworth and North Warwickshire.
The schools are:
•Our Lady and St Joseph Catholic Academy, Nuneaton
•St Anne’s Catholic Academy, Nuneaton
•St Benedict’s Catholic Academy, Atherstone
•St Francis Catholic Academy, Bedworth
•St Thomas More Catholic School and Sixth Form College, Nuneaton

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

II.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value: 1,193,941


II.2) Description

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

II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code:
UKG13 - Warwickshire

Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4) Description of the procurement: The Holy Spirit Catholic Multi Academy Company comprises four primary schools and one secondary school serving the catchment area of Nuneaton and Bedworth and North Warwickshire.

Please note that the kitchens at St Thomas More Catholic School and Sixth Form College produce and supply the meals on a daily basis to St Anne’s Catholic Academy.
At St Anne’s Catholic Academy, the kitchen is only used as a service kitchen and has a dishwasher and a hot serving plate, previously this was used as a full production kitchen, however much of this equipment has been removed.

The contract covers the scope for the provision of all catering services within the school, which also includes all hospitality and free issue requirements. The contract awarded will be on a guaranteed performance basis

The duration of the contract being offered is three years commencing on 1 September 2021 and concluding on 31 August 2024, with the potential for an extension of up to a further three years on the same terms and conditions without the right to further extend.

The current contract value is £397,947

The Client wishes for the successful contractor to be able to offer a consistently high standard of food across all schools during the course of this contract term demonstrating innovation, a passion for food and flair

Within all schools the MAC wishes to offer good wholesome healthy eating options within the menus which should be based on the use of fresh ingredients and bakery products sourced through a local supply chain.

Working with the local community is something that the MAC strives to do at all times and to this end we would like to ensure that all your fresh produce is sourced from local suppliers (within a 20-mile radius of the school): details should be included within your submission. Providence of supply is important and all ingredients should be of ‘prime quality’ The MAC also wises to achieve as a result of this tender process;

1.Experienced and insightful contract management to promote good levels of communication and engagement with each school and the MAC.
2.Well-trained catering teams at each school, with a focus by the successful contractor on both craft training and customer service.
3.The provision of a healthy balanced menu that meets nutritional guidelines and is enjoyed by our students.
4.Innovation and flexibility, with the ability to introduce within the menu current “food trends” and recommend new service initiatives to keep school meals exciting.
5.An effective marketing campaign should be implemented across the MAC that is suitable and appropriate for each school that should be promoted effectively to both pupils and parents alike,
6.There needs to be total transparency with accounts that are clear and easy to understand.
7.To achieve overall value for money is an objective of this tender – However please note that Holy Spirit MAC is not obliged to accept the lowest price and the contract award will be in line with the marking matrix published within the tender specification where an overall focus will be given to food quality, innovation and the quality of the catering offer.

It is expected that MAC will expand during the course of this contract period and the provision of catering services within any further schools when they have joined the MAC 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 MAC 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 MAC.

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: Not Provided

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: 528613
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: 27/05/2021

V.2.2) Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 4
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: 4

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

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

Contractor (No.1)
abm Catering Ltd, 04168334
Eagle Court, 63-67 Saltisford, Warwick, CV34 4AF, United Kingdom
NUTS Code: UKG13
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: 1,236,490
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
The Holy Spirit Catholic Multi Academy Company
Nuneaton, 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