UK-Wolverhampton: School catering services.

UK-Wolverhampton: School catering services.
Section I: Contracting Authority
I.1) Name and addresses
Whitgreave Primary School
Goodyear Avenue, Wolverhampton, WV10 9JP, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1276673880, Email:
Main Address:
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.3) Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from: the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: Not provided
I.4) Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5) Main activity

Section II: Object
II.1) Scope of the procurement
II.1.1) Title: Whitgreave Primary 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 Whitgreave Primary School.

The catering service provision at the schools has been operated by Aspens and has not been market tested for 3 years. To ensure Best Value principles are applied the Headteacher and School Governors have made a decision to tender the catering service.
II.1.5) Estimated total value:
Value excluding VAT: 600,000
Currency: GBP
II.1.6) Information about lots:
This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV codes:
Not Provided
II.2.3) Place of performance:
UKG39 Wolverhampton

II.2.4) Description of procurement: Whitgreave Primary School has 459 pupils (2022-23 roll)here are entitled to 178 UFSM/ 243 FSM

At Whitgreave Primary School, we aim to:

•Support each and every pupil, to achieve their full potential, both academically and personally, celebrating achievements, both within and outside of school.

•Nurture and develop self-esteem and a self-belief for all pupils, so that pupils are prepared to take risks with their learning and learn from their mistakes.

•Provide a safe, secure and stimulating environment, whereby teaching and learning is challenging, engaging and inspiring, providing tools to aid enjoyment and enthusiasm, in order to reach the ultimate goal – success.

•Empower all pupils to develop ownership of their own learning, thus fostering motivation and a love of learning, whilst building resilience, so that all pupils have the strength to overcome obstacles and barriers to their learning.

•Foster an ethos of high expectations and aspirations for all.

•Support each and every pupil to develop self-respect and to respect the opinions, feelings and possessions of others.

•Provide all pupils with an equal opportunity to learn, share their opinions and to take part in all aspects of school life at Whitgreave, along with opportunities to develop life skills and experiences within the local Community and wider world.

•Create a happy and friendly learning environment for all members of the Whitgreave Team, so that everyone feels valued and everyone feels welcome.

•Encourage the involvement of parents and carers in school life, working in partnership together, whilst encouraging and supporting parents and carers to develop their own skills and experiences.

•Develop an ethos, which underpins all aspects of school life, where everybody matters, everyone counts. SMSC: Spiritual.

There are other objectives which the schools wish to achieve as a result of this tender process:

1.The provision of a healthy balanced menu that meets nutritional guidelines and is enjoyed by our students.

2.Increase the take up of meals for all, including paid meals, FSM and UIFSM.

3.School Council to work with the Chef, termly to express opinion about proposed menus.

4.An effective marketing campaign should be implemented including the organisation of a series of theme days throughout the year ~ a minimum of two each term.

5.A key requirement is for the successful contractor to provide support, training and development to the onsite catering staff.

6.To ensure that all hospitality is provided strictly at net cost of ingredients.

7.Provide a pre order service for the school staff.

The chosen Supplier will have as a minimum The Soil Association Food for Life Silver Catering Award and aspire to reach Gold standard within 12 months.

The new contract will commence on 1 September 2023, for an initial 3year term with the option of additional 2 x 1-year extensions.

The staff are currently employed by Aspens, to manage and oversee the catering service and therefore TUPE Regulations including pension rights will apply to this contract.

The current value of the contract is approximately £120k per annum, which includes children, adult meals, and limited hospitality.
II.2.5) Award criteria:
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6) Estimated value:
Value excluding VAT: 600,000
Currency: GBP
II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system:
Start: 01/09/2023 / End: 31/08/2028
This contract is subject to renewal: No
Description of renewals: Not provided
II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited:
Envisaged minimum number: 5
/ Maximum number: 10
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: A minimum of 5 suppliers and a maximum of 10 suppliers will be taken forward to the tender stage of the process. Where less than 5 suppliers meet the minimum standards, only those that meet the minimum standards will be taken through to the tender stage. Where more than 5 suppliers meet the minimum standard, those suppliers with the highest scores will proceed to the tender stage.
II.2.10) Information about variants:
Variants will be accepted: Yes
II.2.11) Information about options:
Options: No
Description of options: Not provided
II.2.12) Information about electronic catalogues:
Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue: 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
Identification of the project: Not provided
II.2.14) Additional information: Not provided

Section III: Legal, Economic, Financial And Technical Information
III.1) Conditions for participation
III.1.1) Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:
Not Provided
III.1.2) Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
List and brief description of selection criteria:
Not Provided
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required (if applicable) :
Not Provided
III.1.3) Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
List and brief description of selection criteria:
Not Provided
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required (if applicable) :
Not Provided
III.1.5) Information about reserved contracts (if applicable)
The contract is reserved to sheltered workshops and economic operators aiming at the social and professional integration of disabled or disadvantaged persons: No
The execution of the contract is restricted to the framework of sheltered employment programmes: No

III.2) Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1) Information about a particular profession
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:
Not Provided
III.2.2) Contract performance conditions
Not Provided
III.2.3) Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract: No

Section IV: Procedure
IV.1) Description RESTRICTED
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
The procurement involves the setting up of a dynamic purchasing system - NO
In the case of framework agreements justification for any duration exceeding 4 years: Not Provided

IV.1.6) Information about electronic auction:
An electronic auction will be used: No
Additional information about electronic auction: Not provided
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 OJ S: Not provided
IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 03/02/2023 Time: 12:00
IV.2.3) Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates: 06/03/2023
IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted: English,
IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender: Not Provided

Section VI: Complementary Information
VI.1) Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: No
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: Not provided
VI.2) Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used No
Electronic invoicing will be accepted No
Electronic payment will be used No
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.

It will be the supplier's responsibility to obtain any necessary documents in order to submit a response by the closing date and time.

The contracting authority reserves the right not to award any or part of the contract which is the subject of this contract notice and reserves the right to terminate the procurement process at any time.

The contracting authority will not be liable for any costs incurred by those expressing an interest in tendering for this contract opportunity.

The contracting authority will consider variant bids, evaluating them (so far as the variant or the evaluation of the variant is in the opinion of the contracting authority practicable) on the same basis as a conforming bid, but shall not be obliged to accept any such bid in preference to a conforming bid even if the variant bid scores more highly. No variant will be considered unless the bidder simultaneously submits a conforming bid.
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VI.4) Procedures for review
VI.4.1) Review body:
Whitgreave Primary School
Goodyear Avenue, Wolverhampton, WV10 9JP, United Kingdom
VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures:
Not provided
VI.4.3) Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:
Not Provided
VI.4.4) Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained:
Not provided
VI.5) Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 24/11/2022

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