UK-Wolverhampton: School catering services.
UK-Wolverhampton: School catering services.
Section I: Contracting Authority
I.1) Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
Wolverhampton Girls' High School
Tettenhall Road, Wolverhampton, WV6 0BY, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1276673880, Email: email@example.com
Main Address: https://www.wghs.org.uk/
NUTS Code: UKG39
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: Wolverhampton Girls' 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 for Wolverhampton Girls' High School.
II.1.6) Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: No
II.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s):
II.2.3) Place of performance
UKG39 - Wolverhampton
Main site or place of performance:
II.2.4) Description of the procurement: The successful Supplier will be required to provide Catering services for Wolverhampton Girls' High School.
We have a long and established history of providing outstanding education for girls for over 100 years. The school’s motto: Ludus Supra Praemium, emphasises the value of taking part as a member of the school community.
The school is respected as one of the best state schools in the country, regularly achieving examination results which place it near the top of national league tables. This success has also been recognised by Ofsted, with the school achieving four successive “Outstanding” inspections. Indeed the school was awarded this highest rating in every category in each of the two most recent inspections.
The contract covers the scope for the provision of all catering services within the School, including hospitality and free issue requirements.
The duration of the contract offered is three years commencing on 1 August 2022, concluding on 31 July 2025, with the opportunity to extend by up to an additional two years at the discretion of the governing body.
Currently there are 1116 pupils, including 326 in the sixth form. Currently year groups 7 and 8 are larger than previously, so as they move through the school we forecast to potentially have up to 1160 total in September 2022, 1195 in 2023 and 1230 in 2024. 105 pupils are currently entitled to FSM.
The contract is offered on a ‘guaranteed performance’ basis. Currently Cash Meal Deals are at a maximum of £2.48, with Free School Meals at margin, charged on what pupils actually select, up to a maximum daily cost of £2.48. Hospitality is recharged on consumption at “net” food cost only. The expectation for this contract is for nil cost or a return.
It is appreciated that a level of investment may be identified as a requirement of your bid, and therefore bidders are encouraged to provide detailed information of any equipment felt necessary. Bidders must provide the equipment make, model and cost and also a justification of how this equipment will assist in fulfilling the proposal and potential of the service. All investment suggested must be fully justified within the Service Development and Finance sections of your Bidder Response. The level of investment provided will be at the School’s discretion, subject to the method of obtaining the investment for the required equipment.
The quality of food provision will be critical and indeed your organisation must be flexible enough to source bakery, meat, fruit and vegetables and dairy products through local suppliers based no more than 25 miles from Wolverhampton. It is expected that menus will feature and utilise products in season.
Customer engagement will be fundamental to the continuous improvement in the service provision and within your tender response your methodology to achieve this will be detailed along with examples of where this has recently been undertaken within similar contracts.
The successful contractor should have experience of similar operations in a Secondary School environment, and ensure that the Operational Management Team responsible for the contract is available for regular visits and support for the contract. Suitable coverage is required for any planned or unplanned leave from within the establishment staffing structure.
A Cunningham’s biometric cashless system is already in operation, there are four tills in the main dining area and one in the external pod. There are no cash loaders with 100% of transactions being facilitated via ParentPay.
There are ample Plasma screens to support dynamic promotional activities.
The successful Supplier will work closely with the Client to manage the provision of catering and the overall ‘meal experience. The value of the catering contract for the last complete pre-Covid year, ending August 2019, was £230K.
Please see SQ Document for further details.
II.2.5) Award criteria:
II.2.11) Information about options
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.1.1)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: 2021/S 000-026701
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: 026701
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: 13/05/2022
V.2.2) Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 6
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: 6
V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No
Innovate Services Ltd, 06420662
St Andrews House, West Street, Woking, GU21 6EB, United Kingdom
NUTS Code: UKJ2
The contractor is an SME: No
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: 1,520,426
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
Wolverhampton Girls' High School
Wolverhampton, WV6 0BY, 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
VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice: 29/07/2022