UK-Leicester: School catering services.

UK-Leicester: School catering services.

Section I: Contracting Authority

I.1) Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
Crown Hills Community College
Gwendolen Rd, Leicester, LE5 5FT, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1276673880, Email:
Main Address:
NUTS Code: UKF21

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: Crown Hills Community College ~ 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 Crown Hills Community College.

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

II.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value: 653,342.1


II.2) Description

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

II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code:
UKF21 - Leicester

Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4) Description of the procurement: The catering service provision is currently managed by Aspen Services. To ensure that best value principles are applied the Governors and Senior Leaders of the School have decided to tender the catering services. School’s Vision & Ethos Vision and Values Our vision is that every young person enjoys being active, so they have the long-term benefits of a healthy,happy, lifestyle. Our mission is to provide health, wellbeing and physical activity opportunities to inspire the young people of Leicester and give them the knowledge they need to lead a healthier, happier future. Our Values: Inspire-To encourage future generations to participate in and learn through sport, physical activity and healthy opportunities, promoting physical, social and emotional wellbeing. Develop-To target inequalities, giving all young people the opportunity to learn and develop their physical skills and character, enforcing self-belief, determination and resilience. Excel-To provide young people with opportunities they can aspire towards, equipping them with the skills and knowledge needed to achieve success and be the best they can be. Collaborate- Working within a professional network to maximise physical activity and wellbeing opportunities for children and young people, through shared expertise and best practice. To support the community and families, enabling them to create a positive environment for children and young people to be active, healthy and happy Enjoy-Fun is at the heart of everything we do. We know positive experiences make sport, physical activity and wellbeing opportunities enjoyable for young people, enabling them to develop a lifelong positive attitude towards health and wellbeing and a determination to achieve. Key Statistics about the school Crown Hills Community College, teaching mixed pupils 11-16, taking in students from all over Leicester and the area coming from all backgrounds. At the last census there were 1490 students of which around 330 pupils are eligible for Free School Meals and there are over 200 staff. The estimated annual value of the contract is £389k . Objectives We want our catering company to have all of the essential abilities and skills to provide an outstanding catering service to our students, staff and visitors at our school. You should have the knowledge of how to provide exceptional dining experiences, be able to manage everyone around you and be able to address a concerning matter and take quick actions where required. Providing a high quality and reliable catering service has a major effect on the whole learning experience for all our students, staff and visitors and this is why the school is passionate about having very high quality catering facilities, with excellent food choices which are nutritionally balanced for everyone. Having excellent customer care, the caterer should be polite, diplomatic and thoughtful while dealing with all our students, staff and visitors. The way you operate in our school is crucial to ensure customer satisfaction and to encourage students continue to use the facilities and enjoy the mealtimes. Your menus and pricing structure need to be clear to the students so that they can understand exactly what the offer is to them. We are looking for a refreshing and innovative approach that reflects, amongst other things, the changing profile of student life and their food preferences and types and preferred styles of dining. It’s essential to the school that the Suppliers bidding for this tender think broadly about all issues and not just the core catering service to compete and be successful in obtaining the contract of the school. We would like the Supplier to always be on the lookout for new ways of doing things, coming up with new solutions for many common problems. Suppliers are requested to ensure they consider all the aspects of service delivery and think carefully about the catering requirements. 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 000-010177

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: 26/09/2023

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, Saltisford, Warwick, 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: 1,945,000
Total value of the contract/lot: 653,342.1
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
Crown Hills Community College
Leicester, 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: 15/02/2024