UK-Surrey: School catering services.

UK-Surrey: School catering services.

Section I: Contracting Authority

I.1) Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
St Bede's School
Carlton Road, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 2LQ, 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: St Bede's School ~ 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: St Bede’s School, Redhill, is seeking to appoint a contractor to work in partnership with the school to provide a healthy and innovative school meals service within our existing facilities.

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

II.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value: 2,047,277.34


II.2) Description

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

II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code:
UKJ2 - Surrey, East and West Sussex

Main site or place of performance:
Surrey, East and West Sussex

II.2.4) Description of the procurement: There are currently 1950 students on roll, aged 11-18, and 220 teaching and support staff. It is very important that this service delivers high standards in procurement, production, and customer care as well as value for money. Speed and efficiency of service will also be critical in this large school. The school would wish the successful contractor to review the current range of services offered and make recommendations, ensuring that the menu offer is varied, and the food served is of good quality, with a focus on the provision of fresh, healthy and nutritious meals, rather than ‘Grab & Go’ snacks. St Bede’s School is unique as the only state-funded school in the UK where Anglicans, Roman Catholics and the Free Churches are bound together in a formal ecumenical partnership. The school aims to provide ‘Christian education at its best’ and when last inspected by Ofsted in March 2023, every aspect was judged outstanding. We are an extremely popular and oversubscribed school, and as one of the largest secondary schools in Surrey, we are very proud of our impressive facilities. Our recent £6.4 million expansion and refurbishment project was completed in 2019, and includes spacious and modern classrooms, new science labs, additional computer science rooms and enhanced music facilities. The school canteen has also recently been redesigned and enlarged, and in 2021 we installed an external food kiosk to provide an additional servery point to relieve congestion and minimise the queues in our busy canteen area. Our popular sixth form also has its own dedicated cafe, and we would welcome recommendations from the successful contractor on delivering a food offer that is exclusive to our sixth form students. Sustainability and reducing waste are a key focus at St Bede’s and specific plans for the reduction of single use plastics and use of biodegradable packaging would be of great interest to our students, staff, and governors. The contract being tendered is for a 3 + 2 Year contract and will operate as a Guaranteed Performance Contract, with the successful Contractor offering the school a guaranteed return / cost per annum for the provision of catering services. Sovereignty of the cash tariff is to remain with St Bede’s School for the duration of this contract. 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 be aware this contract has 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 000-029923

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: 07/05/2024

V.2.2) Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 7
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)
Accent Catering Services Ltd, 04298350
Elizabeth House, Staines-upon-Thames, TW18 4HF, 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: 2,657,635
Total value of the contract/lot: 2,047,277.34
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
St Bede's School
Carlton Road, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 2LQ, 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: 23/05/2024