UK-Hertfordshire: School catering services.

UK-Hertfordshire: School catering services.

Section I: Contracting Authority

I.1) Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
Skanska ~ Catering Tender
Facilities Services, Maple Cross House, Denham Way, Hertfordshire, WD3 9SW, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1276673880, Email:
Main Address:
NUTS Code: UKH23

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: Skanska ~ 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 Skanska Rashleigh Weatherfoil, Facilities Services (SRW FS).

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

II.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value: 3,358,451.8


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 Skanska Rashleigh Weatherfoil, Facilities Services (SRW FS). The Client is a Private Funded Initiative (PFI) which currently includes the following Bristol school properties, where the successful Supplier will be required to deliver a catering service and meet the requirements of the specification from the contract commencement. The schools within the initial scope of the tender are: •Bristol Brunel Academy ~ secondary school1336 pupils. •Bristol Metropolitan Academy ~ secondary school (includes Briarwood SEN centre)1066 pupils. oBriarwood School 58 pupils. •Oasis Academy Brislington ~ secondary school (includes unit for pupils with additional ASD needs)1323 pupils. •Bridge Learning Campus ~ all-through school (includes primary and nursery age pupils) 1168 pupils. oNew Fosseway school 150 pupils. Total 5088 pupils as of March 2023 The contract being tendered is for three years in duration from 01 January 2024, with the option to extend for a further term of up to two years, and will be guaranteed price in nature, with the Supplier invoicing the Client for one-twelfth of the annual cost on a monthly basis. There shall be a service on each of the 190 full academic days and by agreement for the 5 inset days. The Client is currently not considering growing the number of schools during the contract period. However, should this change, and the provision of catering services are required in additional schools the scope and terms of this contract would also apply. If applicable the successful Supplier will be expected to provide this service within these schools using the same costing model, ratios etc that they applied to their successful tender submission for the Client 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 PFI. The successful Supplier is expected to have a good local operational presence, as specialist caterers in the secondary school sector. The contract covers the scope for the provision of school catering services, which currently includes breakfast, morning break, lunch, all hospitality and free issue requirements. Free School Meals shall be charged at margin and hospitality will be charged at cost, based on consumption. The Client expects the successful Supplier to enable the continued development of catering through the provision of an innovative, healthy food service, prepared on-site. Food for Life Silver standard catering provision is required from the start of the contract and throughout. The schools’ governing bodies intend to focus heavily on healthy, fresh, seasonal, locally sourced produce and see the catering service as an exciting opportunity to complement the overall student and community experience, through the regular introduction of new ingredients, themed and promotional events. The successful Supplier will be required to play their part in acting as a catalyst for improvement of the pupil experience. The Senior Leadership Team have identified improved ‘value for money’ as a priority to parents and this is perceived as key to encourage an increased uptake of the overall catering service provided. The successful Supplier will work closely with the Client and the schools to manage the provision of catering and the overall ‘meal experience’, with pupil education on making healthy dietary choices being an important part of their educational experience. Please see further information in SQ document.

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 that 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 000-008343

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: 22/09/2023

V.2.2) Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 2
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 Road, Whittington, WR5 2RY, United Kingdom
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: 6,500,000
Total value of the contract/lot: 3,358,451.8
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
Skanska Rashleigh Weatherfoil Litmited
Facilities Services, Maple Cross House, Denham Way, Maple Cross, Rickmansworth, WD3 9SW, 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: 14/02/2024