UK-Stafford: School catering services.

UK-Stafford: School catering services.

Section I: Contracting Authority

I.1) Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
Walton High School
The Rise, Walton-on-the Hill, Stafford, ST17 0LJ, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1276673880, Email:
Main Address:
NUTS Code: UKG24

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: Walton High School ~ Catering 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 to Walton High School, The Rise, Walton-on-the-Hill, Stafford, ST17 0LJ. The contract covers the scope for the provision of all catering and services within the School, which also includes all hospitality and free issue requirements.

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:
UKG24 - Staffordshire CC

Main site or place of performance:
Staffordshire CC

II.2.4) Description of the procurement: The duration of the contract is three years commencing on 1 September 2022 and concluding on 31 August 2025, with the opportunity to extend for a further period of 2 years at the discretion of the governing body. It is anticipated that the contract will run on a nil subsidy / profit return arrangement.

Walton High School is a leading 11-18 co-educational High School situated in Stafford. There are with c.1,335 pupils on roll including 255 sixth form pupils. The catering areas include the main catering facility, a separate grab & go unit and a sixth form coffee bar. There is scope to extend these facilities further.

The school is looking to appoint an experienced caterer who:

Will deliver an innovative food offer that consistently achieves a high standard of service for the pupils and staff

Will provide a quality of management and staffing to the operations with sufficient back up resource if required in support of the on-site team

Can demonstrate the ability to increase participation and to continue to drive the service forward to improve the financial standing of the contract year on year

Will embrace an open and honest approach for financial and operational matters

Will work closely with the school to achieve joint goals

The incumbent catering staff are currently employed by a catering contractor and TUPE will apply. Note that some members of staff may have transferred previously under a Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) and as such prospective Bidders must be able to demonstrate their capability of running similar schemes as part of this contract under an Admitted Body Status.

It is appreciated that a level of investment may be identified as part of the tender process. Therefore, bidders will be encouraged to provide details of such requirements with detailed information of the equipment necessary at the ITT stage - for successful Bidders of this SQ.

It is expected that the successful Supplier will be operating similar operations within the local area thus ensuring that the Operational Management Team responsible for the contract is available for regular unplanned visits and support for the contract. Also, that coverage for any planned or unplanned leave from within the establishment staffing structure can be easily provided.

Please note that the successful supplier will pay The Litmus Partnership a consultancy fee on award of this contract, which will be to the value of £5,450.00 plus VAT. This fee will be invoiced immediately after the 10-day standstill period ends (24th June 2022). To ensure transparency, the winning supplier will clearly show this fee within the breakdown of the management fee.

The total value of the contract is estimated at £1,450,000 for the initial three-year term.

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
Notice number in the OJEU: 2022/S 000-002535

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: 002535
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): 2022 - 002535

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
Walton High School
The Rise, Walton-on-the-Hill, Stafford, ST17 0LJ, 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: 12/04/2022