UK-London: School catering services.

UK-London: School catering services.

Section I: Contracting Authority

I.1) Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
The UCL Academy
Adelaide Road, London, NW3 3AQ, 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: The UCL Academy ~ 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 be required to provide catering services at The UCL Academy, Adelaide Road, London, NW3 3AQ

II.1.6) Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: No

II.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value: 1,098,279.92


II.2) Description

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

II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code:

Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4) Description of the procurement: The UCL Academy is an extremely successful and oversubscribed secondary school with circa 1172 pupils between the age of 11-18 and is sponsored by London’s global university and research institution, University College London. The Academy is organised around five Houses (Orion, Cygnus, Equuleus, Vela and Lyra) with every student and member of Academy staff belonging to a House. Each House has its own dedicated canteen servery area which are supplied will meals and products from an onsite central production kitchen. A student belongs to the same 'household' for the duration of their time at the Academy, enabling them to build a strong House identity and to be provided with academic and pastoral support from those that know them best; their tutors, Learning Sets and Heads of House. Full details in relation to the Academy’s activities may be obtained by visiting: Basis of Contract The Client wishes to participate in a tender process with the intention of appointing a Supplier to deliver a consistent and quality catering and hospitality services the offers best value to students and The Academy. The contract will be awarded for an initial period of 3 years with the option to extend for a further period of 1 plus 1 years. Suppliers should note that the contract currently operates commercial with an estimated turnover value of circa £1,000,000 over three years. Objectives The Academy’s catering service is intended to provide consistent quality and value to its pupils and is considered to be an integral aspect of the overall Academy experience. The appointed Supplier will have significant experience of delivering quality catering services within secondary school premises and should have suitable experience and expertise of successfully increasing pupil meal uptake and lunchtime sales growth. The Supplier should ideally have a strong operational base in London and have strong contract management and governance that supports a congenial partnership with the school’s Leadership Team. Ultimately it is important that the Supplier can demonstrate an ability to manage an efficient catering service through the application of best practice and innovation and so will be expected to deliver sustainable quality and ‘best value’ to the school. See SQ Document for further details.

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 000-028171

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: 16/05/2023

V.2.2) Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 3
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)
abm catering limited, 04168334
Eagle Court, 63-67 Saltisford, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 4AF, United Kingdom
NUTS Code: UKG13
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: 1,666,666
Total value of the contract/lot: 1,098,279.92
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
The UCL Academy
London, 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: 13/07/2023