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The Litmus Partnership: Stowe Valley Multi Academy Trust ~ Catering Tender

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Notice Summary
Title: Stowe Valley Multi Academy 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 for Stowe Valley Multi Academy Trust.
Published: 28/07/2023 10:13

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UK-Warwickshire: School catering services.

Section I: Contracting Authority

   I.1) Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
       Stowe Valley Multi Academy Trust
       Southam College, Welsh Road West, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV47 0JW, United Kingdom
       Tel. +44 1276673880, Email:
       Main Address:
       NUTS Code: UKG13

   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: Stowe Valley Multi Academy 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 for Stowe Valley Multi Academy Trust.

      II.1.6) Information about lots
         This contract is divided into lots: No
      II.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
          Value: 4,053,416.06

   II.2) Description

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

      II.2.3) Place of performance
      Nuts code:
      UKG13 - Warwickshire
      Main site or place of performance:

      II.2.4) Description of the procurement: The successful Supplier will be required to provide catering services for Stowe Valley MAT The catering service provision is currently managed by Educaterer and in-house. To ensure that best value principles are applied the Governors and Senior Leaders of the MAT have decided to tender the catering services. School’s Vision & Ethos Stowe Valley Multi Academy Trust. Founded in 2017, our Trust consists of 6 primary schools and 3 secondary schools. We have one Ofsted outstanding school (September 2021), 7 good schools and one requiring improvement school (June 2017). Our self-evaluation evidence supported by Warwickshire Local Authority now categorises this as a Good school. We also have a SEND resource provision base in one of our primary schools and nursery provision in all other primary schools apart from Southam Primary. Each of our schools has improved since becoming part of the Trust and we have many areas of outstanding practice which we are happy to share. We employ 550 staff and educate over 4500 children across our schools throughout Warwickshire and Northamptonshire. Our aim is to be outstanding in every area of our educational provision so that our students are kind, confident and resilient learners, learners who can make positive contributions to society in the future. We foster a ‘can do’ culture and have the highest aspirations for staff and students and really believe that by 'being the best you can be’ anything is possible! For our staff we aim to create an environment where they feel supported and challenged and where they can thrive as highly skilled practitioners. In our Trust we value the contribution of every colleague and aim to develop a sense of professional curiosity which will allow staff to develop their practice and excel. We also support our staff on a personal level by providing extensive wellbeing support. Key Statistics about the MAT Kineton High School CV35 0JX Estimated t/o £222k Bilton Secondary School Cv22 7T Estimated t/o £270k Southam College (11-18yrs) CV47 0JW Estimated t/o £353k Stockton Primary School CV47 8JE (no kitchen, meals delivered from Southam Primary) Estimated t/o £29k Rokeby Primary School CV22 5PE Estimated t/o £47k Southam Primary SchoolCV47 0QB Estimated t/o £75k Bishop Itchington Primary CV47 2RN (no kitchen, meals delivered from Temple Herdewke School) Estimated t/o £43k Temple Herdewyke Primary School CV47 2UD Estimated t/o £20k The estimated annual value of the contract is £1.06m . Objectives We want our catering company to have all of the essential abilities and skills to provide an outstanding catering service to our students, staff and visitors at our school. You should have the knowledge of how to provide exceptional dining experiences, be able to manage everyone around you and be able to address a concerning matter and take quick actions where required. Providing a high quality and reliable catering service has a major effect on the whole learning experience for all our students, staff and visitors and this is why the Trust is passionate about having very high quality catering facilities, with excellent food choices which are nutritionally balanced for everyone. Having excellent customer care, the caterer should be polite, diplomatic and thoughtful while dealing with all our students, staff and visitors. The way you operate in our schools is crucial to ensure customer satisfaction and to encourage students continue to use the facilities and enjoy the mealtimes. Your menus and pricing structure need to be clear to the students so that they can understand exactly what the offer is to them. We are looking for a refreshing and innovative approach that reflects, amongst other things, the changing profile of student life and their food preferences and types and preferred styles of dining. 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: 2023/S 000-002429

   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: 13/06/2023

      V.2.2) Information about tenders
         Number of tenders received: 5
         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)
             Cater Link Limited, 03732298
             Earley West 300 Thames Valley Park Drive, Reading, United Kingdom
             NUTS Code: UKJ11
            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: 5,300,000          
         Total value of the contract/lot: 4,053,416.06
         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
          Stowe Valley Multi Academy Trust ~ Catering Tender
          Warwickshire, 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: 28/07/2023

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