UK-Musselburgh: Canteen and catering services.

UK-Musselburgh: Canteen and catering services.
Section I: Contracting Authority
I.1) Name and addresses
Queen Margaret University
Queen Margaret University Way, Musselburgh, EH21 6UU, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1276673880, Email:
Main Address:
NUTS Code: UKM75
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 address as in Annex A.III
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: Queen Margaret University ~ Catering and Hospitality Services
Reference Number: Not provided
II.1.2) Main CPV Code:
55500000 - Canteen and catering services.

II.1.3) Type of contract: SERVICES
II.1.4) Short description: The successful Supplier will be required to provide Catering and Hospitality services for Queen Margaret University.
II.1.5) Estimated total value:
Value excluding VAT: 13,000,000
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:
UKM75 Edinburgh, City of

II.2.4) Description of procurement: The successful Supplier will be required to provide Catering and Hospitality services for Queen Margaret University.
Contract value = £13 million over the whole lifetime of the contract
Queen Margaret University was established in 1875 as “The Edinburgh School of Cookery” and gained full university title in 2007. The University moved to a brand-new campus at Craighall on the outskirts of Edinburgh in the autumn of 2007. The new campus is a vibrant new academic village with high-tech buildings and attractive landscaped spaces, featuring an innovative Learning Resource Centre at the heart of the development.
The University has a combined student and staff population of nearly 8000 in total, with 4200 students attending the campus. There are modern student residences on campus which can accommodate up to 800 students or guests, and the bidder is required to include proposals for a student meal plan that can be purchased at the beginning of term or academic year. Over 28% of the students are not resident in Scotland at time of enrolling, including a growing African community. The University has over 500 staff.
The University is opening an Innovation Hub in 2025 with an anticipated catering facility. The vision is that the offer is different from the existing catering offer, to provide catering to the community, building users, and an expansion of the current events business. The kitchen within the new building is small, and it is anticipated that any service relies upon the main 1875 kitchen.
In providing a catering service, the University promotes opportunities for social interaction amongst students and staff, provides an attractive package to support commercial conferencing and events business and promotes the image of the University to visiting prospective students and staff.
The University has a strong social conscience and aims to be a true asset to the local community, and the wider world. The local community includes people living nearby, local schools and businesses. The Students Union welcome opportunities for students to gain employment and training within the catering service, which fits with their study schedule.
The University would welcome proposals that include engagement with local growers and suppliers to ensure local businesses benefit from the catering provided to the University.
See SQ document for more information
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: 13,000,000
Currency: GBP
II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system:
Start: 01/01/2024 / End: 31/12/2030
This contract is subject to renewal: No
Description of renewals: Not provided

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: To respond to this opportunity please click here:

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 OPEN
IV.1.1) Type of procedure: Open

IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement - 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: 14/07/2023 Time: 12:00

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
IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders:
Date: 14/07/2023
Time: 13:00

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:
Queen Margaret University
Edinburgh, 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: 02/06/2023

Annex A

III) Addresses and contact points to which tenders/requests to participate must be sent:
Queen Margaret University
University Way, Musselburgh, EH21 6UU, United Kingdom
Main Address:
NUTS Code: UKM75