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The Litmus Partnership: Winchcombe School ~ Catering Tender

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Notice Summary
Title: Winchcombe 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 Winchcombe School.
Published: 21/05/2021 14:01

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UK-Gloucestershire: School catering services.

Section I: Contracting Authority

   I.1) Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
       Winchcombe School, 07606409
       Greet Road, Winchcombe, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 5LB, United Kingdom
       Tel. +44 1276673880, Email:
       Main Address:
       NUTS Code: UKK13

   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: Winchcombe 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: The successful Supplier will be required to provide catering services for Winchcombe 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: 104,000

   II.2) Description

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

      II.2.3) Place of performance
      Nuts code:
      UKK13 - Gloucestershire
      Main site or place of performance:

      II.2.4) Description of the procurement: The successful Supplier will be required to provide catering services for Winchcombe School.

Winchcombe School is set in a beautiful countryside location that serves to inspire and develop our pupils to become confident individuals. We have a well-developed and extensive careers and enrichment programme that offers pupils opportunities to explore their ideas for the future and experience different places.

Our motto is ‘Achieving Success Together’ whilst pupils and staff work hard each day to build that success we also have an active and engaged group of parents (94% of said they would recommend the school to another parent Ofsted 2018) along with a dedicated and skilled governing body who contribute to Winchcombe School’s family ethos.

The School Values include:
•Attitude: We work hard each day to achieve our potential
•Stewardship: We care for the environment around us
•Pride: We take pride in ourselves and in our school
•Integrity: We are truthful, respectful and honest
•Resilience: We show determination to persevere and progress
•Enjoy: We celebrate the achievements of others and ourselves
•Success: We will succeed by living these values every day

The Client recognises that School food standards provide an important nutritional safety net for pupils, therefore all food and drink provided by or on behalf of the School shall comply with the school food standards legislation. The Client requires year one menus to be fully compliant with the Food for Life Silver standard. The School also recognises the need for proactive marketing of popular, healthy menu items, to maximise pupil uptake and move increasingly towards cost neutral catering’.

The guaranteed performance contract will be for an initial period of three years, with the opportunity to extend for a further period of two years at the discretion of the school governing body.

The Client intends to focus heavily on healthy, fresh, seasonal, locally sourced produce prepared on-site and sees the catering service as an exciting opportunity to complement the overall pupil 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 client requires the successful contractor to be extremely engaged in leveraging the catering service, to the benefit of pupils and the local community alike, proactively supporting an active school calendar, with multiple promotions in any given month. A pupil centric ethos is required in practise, continuing the high level of pupil engagement that the School has previously developed.

Winchcombe School is in the process of increasing the current dining room capacity to cater for an increase in pupil numbers, rising from the current 490 to circa 550. The School is also developing a gym and outside ‘Quadrant’ dining area, which shall be provisioned with tables and seating, enabling greater flexibility as required. The vision is to encourage more pupils to sit and enjoy their meal, rather than have to ‘Grab & Go’ due to restricted seating capacity.

Where you identify that a level of inward capital investment is required, you shall be asked to provide full details of the equipment that you propose, the cost associated and a justifiable reason as to why this investment will enhance the current service.

      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: To respond to this opportunity please click here:

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: 2020/S 214-525829

   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: 525829    
   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: 29/04/2021

      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)
             Miquill Catering, 06886456
             Suite 109, 79 Friar Street, Worcestershire, WR1 2NT, United Kingdom
             NUTS Code: UKG12
            The contractor is an SME: Yes

      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: 512,023.41
         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
          Winchcombe School
          Gloucestershire, GL54 5LB, 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: 21/05/2021

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