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The Litmus Partnership: Yardleys School ~ Catering Tender

  The Litmus Partnership has published this notice through Delta eSourcing

Notice Summary
Title: Yardleys 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 Yardleys School.
Published: 12/05/2023 15:47

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UK-Birmingham: School catering services.

Section I: Contracting Authority

   I.1) Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
       Yardleys School
       Reddings Lane, Tyseley, Birmingham, B11 3EY, United Kingdom
       Tel. +44 1276673880, Email:
       Main Address:
       NUTS Code: UKG31

   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: Yardleys 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 Yardleys 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: 845,449.73

   II.2) Description

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

      II.2.3) Place of performance
      Nuts code:
      UKG31 - Birmingham
      Main site or place of performance:

      II.2.4) Description of the procurement: It is the head teacher’s and governors’ aim to employ a suitably skilled, flexible and experienced catering contractor who will be able to build on the changes that have taken place over the past few years, providing advice and expertise. This will be a major benefit to the school and will contribute significantly towards the Client’s ongoing objectives. The contract covers the scope for the provision of all catering services, which also includes all hospitality and free issue requirements. Yardleys School currently has approximately 930 pupils on role of which 36% are entitled to an FSM, there are also approximately 100 teaching and support staff working within the school. The school three years ago has had a new extension built, which contains an additional catering service point. The successful contractor will be expected to introduce an exciting new food concept in partnership with the Client for the future, in the both service areas. The proposed food concept should create an improved ambiance within the dining room and a more pleasant dining experience for both the students and staff. Regular customer and parental engagement will be required to gain feedback to ensure this is the case moving into the contract term. The contract being offered will commence on 1 January 2023 for 3 years, with the potential to extend for up to a further 3 years and will be on a guaranteed performance basis. The Client has taken the decision that all meat served will be certified by the Halal Monitoring Committee (HMC UK). The Halal Monitoring Committee is an independent, not for profit, registered charity organisation whose main aim is to certify the production of genuine Halal food. HMC complies with the UK Laws for food production, as well as Islamic dietary compliance Laws. HMC promotes animal welfare, issues of food safety, hygiene and quality in compliance with UK Law and within the teachings of the Islamic faith. HMC works with companies who are involved in the production and supply of Halal food, to independently certify all products to provide assurance to the Muslim community that all food meets the high standards of Halal. These new standards of operation should meet the needs of the pupils’ moving forwards into this contract term. The current range of foods needs to be expanded along with the service provision. It is one of the objectives of this tender that the successful contractor will utilise the local supply chain and farming” belt” in Warwickshire, Staffordshire and Worcestershire and surrounding areas to source all fresh produce, namely being: Bakery Products Meat Fruit and Vegetables Dairy Products As you can appreciate, working with the local community is something that the Academy strives to do at all times and to this end we would like to ensure that all your fresh produce is sourced from Warwickshire, Staffordshire and Worcestershire local suppliers (within a 40-mile radius of the school). The HMC Halal butcher should be one known to the local community and be based locally. Yardleys School also seeks to ensure that the catering operation will have the following objectives: 1. The provision of a healthy balanced menu that meets nutritional guidelines and is enjoyed by our students 2. Providing continued value for money to the school ensuring that the students are consistently provided with a quality meal with reasonable portion sizes at a reasonable price. 3. A series of theme days are organised and run throughout the year with an exciting and robust marketing plan that is communicated effectively to both pupils, staff and parents alike. 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: 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 000-006948

   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: 21/10/2022

      V.2.2) Information about tenders
         Number of tenders received: 2
         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, Warwickshire, 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: 540,000          
         Total value of the contract/lot: 845,449.73
         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
          Yardleys School
          Reddings Lane, Tyseley, Birmingham, B11 3EY, 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: 12/05/2023

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