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The Litmus Partnership: Kingham Hill School ~ Catering Tender

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Notice Summary
Title: Kingham Hill School ~ 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 for Kingham Hill School.
Published: 02/08/2022 08:53

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UK-Chipping Norton: Catering services.

Section I: Contracting Authority

   I.1) Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
       Kingham Hill School
       Kingham, Chipping Norton, OX7 6TH, United Kingdom
       Tel. +44 1276673880, Email:
       Main Address:
       NUTS Code: UKJ14

   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: Kingham Hill School ~ Catering Tender            
      Reference number: Not Provided

      II.1.2) Main CPV code:
         55520000 - 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 Kingham Hill School.

      II.1.6) Information about lots
         This contract is divided into lots: No
      II.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
          Value: 3,600,000

   II.2) Description

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

      II.2.3) Place of performance
      Nuts code:
      UKJ14 - Oxfordshire
      Main site or place of performance:

      II.2.4) Description of the procurement: Founded in 1886, Kingham Hill is a small co-educational independent day and boarding school for children aged 11 - 18 set in 100 acres of beautiful grounds in the heart of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds.

There is a tangible sense of friendliness and unity in Kingham Hill School where all pupils are known and nurtured.

With just over 340 pupils, the school remains deliberately small, as this allows the school to sustain a caring, home-from-home community where every child is supported, challenged and inspired.

The school provides an excellent education within top-class learning facilities where every pupil has endless opportunities to learn, excel and realise their potential. Kingham Hill prioritises individual development beyond the classroom to ensure pupils leave us as rounded young adults who will become happy and successful in their future lives. There is a five-day teaching week and once lessons have finished, there is time for sport and activities every afternoon, with day and boarding pupils integrating seamlessly across the range of school life.

Last year, The Telegraph listed Kingham Hill as a 'Top Small Independent School' for highest A level results which is testament to the quality of teaching provision here at the school. Within the Good schools guide Kingham Hill is described as '...a supportive community of pupils and teachers treating each other with respect and kindness in this area of outstanding natural beauty.

Kingham Hill has great strengths and it is the Headteacher’s and Governors aim to build on these strengths by the employment of a suitably skilled and experienced catering contractor which operates within the independent sector who will be proactive in providing advice and expertise. The Contractor will have the opportunity to introduce an improved food offer whilst understanding the profile and usage of the existing facilities. They will also be expected to introduce an exciting new food concept for the future and vary this during the course of the academic year.

Although cost is an important consideration, more important is the provision of a quality service, therefore the successful contractor must be able to demonstrate a track record of delivering a high-quality catering provision and support services within the independent sector, whilst ensuring that ‘best value’ is achieved by the school.

Working with the local community is something that Kingham Hill strives to do at all times and to this end we would like to ensure that all your fresh produce is sourced from local suppliers (within a 40-mile radius of Kingham Hill). Please note that this is an important part of your tender response and the use of local suppliers will be closely monitored as will flexibility in your supply chain:

It is also important that the service continues to evolve, so the successful contractor will need to demonstrate a high degree of innovation to ensure that this is achieved with a local management team that are proactive and dynamic in their approach and have the experience of delivering a quality catering provision within the challenges of budgetary constraint.

We will expect the on-site catering team at the school to receive support and training commensurate with the standard and level of catering provision that the school expects as an output of this tender.

Please see the 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: 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: 2021/S 000-028064

   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: 028064    
   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: 13/06/2022

      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: 3

      V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

      The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No
         Contractor (No.1)
             Thomas Franks Ltd, 05171922
             The Stables, Hook Norton Brewery, Brewery Lane, Banbury, OX15 5NY, United Kingdom
             NUTS Code: UKJ14
            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: Not Provided          
         Total value of the contract/lot: 4,852,186
         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.
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   VI.4) Procedures for review

      VI.4.1) Review body
          Kingham Hill School
          Kingham, Chipping Norton, OX7 6TH, 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: 02/08/2022

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