UK-Bedfordshire: School catering services.

UK-Bedfordshire: School catering services.

Section I: Contracting Authority

I.1) Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
Icknield High School
Riddy Lane, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU3 2AH, 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: Icknield High School ~ 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 successful supplier will provide catering services at Icknield 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)
Value: 867,213.03


II.2) Description

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

II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code:
UKH2 - Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire

Main site or place of performance:
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire

II.2.4) Description of the procurement: Catering at Icknield High School (the School) is currently being operated in-house, and is generally regarded by stakeholders as being competent but frustratingly far away from the offers presented by other local schools. The catering service does seem to be lacking in confidence and style, which should be standard additional components for a large secondary school in 2022, post Covid. The kitchen facility and available front of house areas, are functional and traditional, and are in need of some investment and refresh to underpin better quality in food and merchandising but there is potential to develop the service in a number of ways: •A menu offer that is more attractive to more pupils - offering more variety and more on trend content to satisfy government guidelines for secondary feeding •Increased skills and confidence in the catering team •Increased compliance and control of supply chain •Improved food hygiene and food safety practices •Better communication and with pupils and parents to develop trust by improving all aspects of the customer journey, from card loading, menu presentation, marketing and merchandising to point of sale All the above factors are components in providing a future catering offer that the school can be proud of, along with a confident and skill-enhanced catering team and improved commercial outputs for the school. The tender project is seeking to appoint a Supplier whose initiative and innovation will be welcomed for the provision of service within the existing facilities. Commencing in January 2023, the Supplier will deliver catering services to around 1450 pupils and 125 staff, with a focus on exciting new food concepts to satisfy a wide range of pupil tastes and dietary requirements. The School would wish the successful Supplier to review the current range of services offered, as well as to looking at the delivery of the current catering service and make recommendations accordingly. The contract being tendered is for three years and two terms in duration - from 1st January 2023 to 31st August 2026 with the option to extend for a further two years, the extension would only be for 1 year at a time and will operate as a cost plus with guarantees contract, with the successful Supplier offering the Trust guaranteed lines or the caterer offering a guaranteed annual return for the provision of catering services. The school will maintain sovereignty of tariff throughout the contract and will work in partnership with the contractor to address any operational issues. See SQ Document for further 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

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 000-018153

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: Not Provided
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: 25/10/2022

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: Not Provided

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

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

Contractor (No.1)
HCL (Hertfordshire Catering Limited), OE028642
Mundells, Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
NUTS Code: UKH23
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: 1,120,000
Total value of the contract/lot: 867,213.03
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. It will be the supplier's responsibility to obtain any necessary documents in order to submit a response by the closing date and time.
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VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body
Icknield High School
Bedfordshire, 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: 19/04/2023