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The Litmus Partnership: The Athelstan Trust ~ Catering tender

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Notice Summary
Title: The Athelstan Trust ~ Catering tender
Notice type: Contract Award Notice
Authority: The Litmus Partnership
Nature of contract: Services
Procedure: Restricted
Short Description: The successful Supplier will be required to provide Catering services, initially for Chipping Sodbury and Bradon Forest Schools: Chipping Sodbury School, Bowling Road, Chipping Sodbury Bristol, BS37 6EW Bradon Forest School, The Peak, Purton, Swindon SN5 4AT
Published: 14/04/2023 15:01

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UK-Gloucestershire: School catering services.

Section I: Contracting Authority

   I.1) Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
       The Athelstan Trust
       Lowfield Road, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8AE, United Kingdom
       Tel. +44 1276673880, Email:
       Main Address:
       NUTS Code: UKK1

   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 Athelstan 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, initially for Chipping Sodbury and Bradon Forest Schools: Chipping Sodbury School, Bowling Road, Chipping Sodbury Bristol, BS37 6EW Bradon Forest School, The Peak, Purton, Swindon SN5 4AT

      II.1.6) Information about lots
         This contract is divided into lots: No
      II.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
          Value: 1,863,288.98

   II.2) Description

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

      II.2.3) Place of performance
      Nuts code:
      UKK1 - Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area
      Main site or place of performance:
      Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area

      II.2.4) Description of the procurement: The successful Supplier will be required to provide Catering services, initially for Chipping Sodbury and Bradon Forest Schools. The contract covers the scope for the provision of all catering services within the Schools, including hospitality and free issue requirements. The duration of the contract/s offered is three years commencing on 1 January 2023, concluding on 31 December 2025, with the opportunity to extend by up to an additional two years at the discretion of Trustees. The contract is offered on a ‘guaranteed performance’ basis with all free issue requirements and hospitality being recharged on consumption at “net” food cost only. It is appreciated that a level of investment may be identified as a requirement of your bid, and therefore bidders are encouraged to provide detailed information of any equipment felt necessary. Bidders must provide the equipment make, model and cost and also a justification of how this equipment will assist in fulfilling the proposal and potential of the service. All investment suggested must be fully justified within the Service Development and Finance sections of your Bidder Response. The level of investment provided will be at each School’s discretion, subject to the method of obtaining the investment for the required equipment. The quality of food provision will be critical and indeed your organisation must be flexible enough to source bakery, meat, fruit and vegetables and dairy products through local suppliers based no more than 25 miles from the Schools. It is expected that menus will feature and utilise products in season. Customer engagement will be fundamental to the continuous improvement in the service provision and within your tender response your methodology to achieve this will be detailed along with examples of where this has recently been undertaken within similar contracts. The successful contractor should have similar operations within the local area thus ensuring that the Operational Management Team responsible for the contract is available for regular visits and support for the contract, and that coverage for any planned or unplanned leave from within the establishment staffing structure can be easily provided. The successful Supplier/s will work closely with the Clients to manage the provision of catering and the overall ‘meal experience. Chipping Sodbury School: The value of the current catering contract is annually £85K. Currently there is no cashless catering system in place. The introduction of a biometric cashless system would be welcomed as part of this tender exercise. Bradon Forest School: The value of the current catering contract is annually £241K. A biometric cashless system is already in operation. Please 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: 2022/S 000-012469

   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: 24/10/2022

      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, Warwick, 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: 1,630,000          
         Total value of the contract/lot: 1,863,288.98
         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
          The Athelstan Trust
          Gloucestershire, 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: 14/04/2023

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