UK-Hertfordshire: School catering services.

UK-Hertfordshire: School catering services.

Section I: Contracting Authority

I.1) Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
Generations Multi Academy Trust
Goffs Academy, Goffs Lane, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, EN7 5QW, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1276673880, Email:
Main Address:
NUTS Code: UKH23

I.2) Joint procurement:
The contract involves joint procurement: Yes
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: Generations Multi Academy 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 Supplier will be required to provide Catering Services for the three schools of Generations MAT.

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

II.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value: 1,044,565


II.2) Description

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

II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code:
UKH23 - Hertfordshire

Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4) Description of the procurement: The successful Supplier will be required to provide Catering Services for the three schools of Generations MAT Current turnover for the three schools is in excess of £820k. The Trust was established following a direct approach by the DfE and currently consists of two secondaries – Goffs and Goffs-Churchgate Academy – and one primary – Flamstead End School. In addition, the Trust operates an independently run nursery from its Goffs-Churchgate site. The trust’s core aims are as follows: ‘The name “Generations” reflects our desire to be a Trust that educates and nurtures children from their earliest days at school. Partnership is at the heart of all of our work, founded in a core commitment to there being no set destiny for any child, regardless of their starting point. Fundamentally, we are committed to having a Trust that ensures: •No set destiny for any of our children •Quality first delivery day in and day out •The highest standards of achievement for each child •Robust and effective leadership and governance •The highest standards of financial/business delivery, ensuring that the Trust’s business operation underpins the delivery and work of all of our academies •Personalised, high quality professional development for staff, ensuring a highly skilled workforce’ There is a mixed demographic in the catchment for each of the three schools and pupil feeding is seen as a very important part of the school day providing healthy choices for sustenance and sociability. Currently Goffs and Goffs Churchgate have Chartwells as the service provider and Flamstead End have HCL. A principal aim of this process will be to realise the benefits of a single service provider for the three schools (and any additional schools that may join the Trust in time.) Flamstead End school, with a NOR of circa 500, and 75 nursery pupils has reasonable uptake of UIFSM and requires a certain amount of menu flexibility to accommodate the younger KS1 pupils who have a separate service area (food produced from one kitchen and transported in hotboxes around 40 metres to the secondary servery). The kitchen facility has modern service equipment and a settled team. Local stakeholders would like more menu differentiation between KS1 meals and KS2 meals in terms of small changes in menu content – additional salad bar content and more potato than pasta content, but the service provision is seen to be at even keel. Goff’s Academy, with NOR of circa 1550 and 180 staff is in a new building, opened in 2017. In terms of production facilities, these are adequate for the site population but there are restrictions front of house in terms of servery design and available seating that will require some creative input, thought and investment throughout the ITT process. There is one existing pod to help manage queues but there may well be need for an additional service point to keep throughout of pupils commensurate with available time. On the wish-list of senior stakeholders for the next contract term are: •Wider choice of healthier alternatives at Morning break and lunchtime •A closer eye on sustainability – less disposables and packaging •Relevant logistical inputs to help school return to Single all school break timetable which was in place pre- Covid •Helping the school link Food service and service provider expertise into the curriculum – from a nutritional perspective and also to promote F&B as a genuine career pathway Goff’s Academy Churchgate, with NOR of around 600 has a higher proportion of SEN students and with FSM % at around 35%, recognises its responsibility of feeding the pupils well. Please see SQ document for more 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: Please note this is a Contract Award Notice. This contract has already been awarded.

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 000-018726

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: 08/11/2023

V.2.2) Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 5
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)
Aspens Services Ltd, 06561073
Ground Floor Teme House, Whittington Road, Whittington, Worcestershire, WR5 2RY, United Kingdom
NUTS Code: UKG12
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: 820,000
Total value of the contract/lot: 1,044,535
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. 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.
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VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body
Generations Multi Academy Trust
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures
Flamstead End School
Longfield Lane, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, EN7 6AG, 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
Goffs-Churchgate Academy
College Road, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, EN8 9LY, United Kingdom

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice: 12/01/2024


I) Address of the other contracting authority on behalf of which the contracting authority is purchasing
1: Contracting Authority
Flamstead End School
Longfield Lane, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, EN7 6AG, United Kingdom
Main Address:
NUTS Code: UKH23

2: Contracting Authority
Goffs-Churchgate Academy
College Road, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, EN8 9LY, United Kingdom
Main Address:
NUTS Code: UKH23