UK-Staffordshire: School catering services.

UK-Staffordshire: School catering services.

Section I: Contracting Authority

I.1) Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
The Key Educational Trust ~ Catering Tender
Old Road, Stone, Staffordshire, ST15 8JD, 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 Key Educational Trust ~ 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 tenderer will be required to provide catering services for The Key Educational Trust (KET).

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

II.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value: 1,139,884.233


II.2) Description

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

II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code:
UKG2 - Shropshire and Staffordshire

Main site or place of performance:
Shropshire and Staffordshire

II.2.4) Description of the procurement: The successful tenderer will be required to provide catering services for The Key Educational Trust (KET). The contract covers the scope for the provision of all schools catering services, which also includes all hospitality and free issue requirements at the following sites; •Christ Church Academy – Old Road, Stone, Staffordshire, ST15 8JD •Christ Church First School - Northesk Street, Stone, Staffordshire, ST15 8EP •Oulton First School – Rock Crescent, Outlon, Stone, Staffordshire, ST15 8UH Below is an overview of the academies currently in the Trust: Christ Church Academy (CCA) The largest academy in the Trust, a middle school covering Year 5 to 8 (age 9-13yrs) and currently has 552 pupils and a PAN of 600. The school has a purpose-built dining centre, preparing and serving a range of hot and cold options for lunch. A range of pre-packed sandwiches and bottled drinks are also available. Additionally, the dining centre offers breakfast items during the morning break at a cost per item. Christ Church CofE First School (CCFS) Covers Reception to Year 4 (age 3-9yrs) and currently has 146 pupils and a PAN of 148. Oulton CofE First School (OFS) Covers Nursery (12 x 15 hour funded places), Reception to Year 4 (age 3-9yrs) and currently has 69 pupils and 11 filled nursery places. OFS PAN is 70 (reception to year 4). Christ Church CofE First School receives its meals from Christ Church Academy, where-as Oulton CofE First School receives its meals from another school located outside The Key Educational Trust – As an output of this tender we would like to look at Oulton CofE First School receiving its meals also from Christ Church Academy. The catering is currently delivered by way of contracted service. The tender project is seeking to appoint a Contractor whose initiative and innovation will be welcomed for the provision of all catering services within the Trust. The high-quality service levels proposed, should maintain excellent standards throughout, resulting in a new food service offer with consistent high standards of food operations across all three Schools. Regular customer and parental engagement will be required to ensure this is the case moving into the contract term. These new standards of operation should meet the needs of the pupils’ moving forwards into this contract term. The current range of foods needs to be expanded along with the service provision. It is one of the objectives of this tender that the successful contractor will utilise the local supply chain and farming” belt” in the Staffordshire area to source all fresh produce, namely being: Bakery Products Meat Fruit and Vegetables Dairy Products The contract will operate on a guaranteed cost basis with all universal free school meals and free school meals charged to the client monthly at the gross tariff price. All hospitality will be charged on a net food cost basis. The approximate cost of the contract per annum is £50,000.00 plus VAT The Key Educational Trust is expected to grow in the number of schools becoming part of the trust during this contract period, and the provision of catering services within these schools when they have joined the MAT will fall under the scope of this contract. The successful contractor will be expected to provide this service within these additional schools using the same costing model, ratios etc. that they applied to their successful tender submission for The Key Educational Trust at the point of tender submission. The duration of contract for these schools will not be increased and they will join the contract for the remaining contract period that exists at the point of entry into the KET. Please note: Further schools may be added to the contract during the tender process and during the life of the contract as detailed above. 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: 2023/S 000-003114

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: 27/06/2023

V.2.2) Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 1
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)
MiQuill Catering Limited, 06886456
Ground Floor, Teme House Whittington Hall Whittington Road, Worcester, United Kingdom
NUTS Code: UKG12
The contractor is an SME: Yes

V.2.4) Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 300,000
Total value of the contract/lot: 1,139,884.233
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
Key Educational Trust
Staffordshire, 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: 03/08/2023