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The Litmus Partnership: The de Ferrers Trust ~ Catering Tender

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Notice Summary
Title: The de Ferrers Trust ~ Catering Tender
Notice type: Contract Notice
Authority: The Litmus Partnership
Nature of contract: Services
Procedure: Restricted
Short Description: The successful Supplier will be required to provide Catering services for the seven schools within The de Ferrers Trust.
Published: 16/01/2024 11:27
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UK-Burton upon Trent: School catering services.
Section I: Contracting Authority
      I.1) Name and addresses
             The de Ferrers Trust
             Trent Campus, St Mary's Drive, Burton upon Trent, DE13 0LL, United Kingdom
             Tel. +44 1276673880, Email: tenders@litmuspartnership.co.uk
             Main Address: https://www.deferrerstrust.com/
             NUTS Code: UKG24
      I.2) Joint procurement
      The contract involves joint procurement: Yes.
      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.3) Communication
      The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://litmustms.co.uk/respond/6D8E9T3S9T
      Additional information can be obtained from: the abovementioned address
      Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to the abovementioned address       
      Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: Not provided
      I.4) Type of the contracting authority
            Body governed by public law
      I.5) Main activity
            Education

Section II: Object
II.1) Scope of the procurement
      II.1.1) Title: The de Ferrers 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 the seven schools within The de Ferrers Trust.       
      II.1.5) Estimated total value:
      Value excluding VAT: 880,000       
      Currency: GBP
      II.1.6) Information about lots:
      This contract is divided into lots: No       
   
II.2) Description
      
      II.2.2) Additional CPV codes:
      Not Provided       
      II.2.3) Place of performance:
      UKG24 Staffordshire CC
      
      II.2.4) Description of procurement: The trust believes that all children and young people in their care should have the opportunity to fulfil their potential through achieving highly, regardless of their ability or background.
The de Ferrers Trust comprises of the following schools: -
The de Ferrers Academy
The de Ferrers Academy is a very large, co-educational split-site secondary school with a separate Sixth Form campus. This means it has students from ages 11 to 18. The school is based in Burton upon Trent with approximately 2,400 students on roll split over its three campuses.
The school was one of the first schools in Staffordshire to provide all their students from years –7 to 11 with their own iPad for use in lessons and at home, via a parental contributions scheme.
The school was recently judged as good by Ofsted in December 2023.

Horninglow Primary
Horninglow is an all through primary school for pupils aged between 3 and 11 years in Burton upon Trent. Children enjoy an excellent start in the Early Years setting and benefit from committed and passionate staff throughout the school.
The school was judged as good by Ofsted in May 2019 and has approximately 210 pupils on roll.

Lansdowne Infant
Lansdowne is an infant school providing education for pupils aged 3 to 7 years in Burton upon Trent. The school officially opened in 1991, which coincided with the opening of Eton Park Junior.
Lansdowne is a successful academy. They pride themselves on their commitment to providing all pupils with a quality education which develops the whole child. The school is a happy, stimulating environment with a nurturing ethos.
The school was judged as good by Ofsted in May 2019 and has approximately 154 pupils on roll.

Eton Park Junior
Eton Park is a purpose-built junior school for students between the ages of 7 and 11 years located in Burton upon Trent. They have a very generous site which includes playing fields, a hard surface playground, a trim trail, ICT lecture theatre, gardens, and a nature conservation area.
At Eton Park, staff are determined that no child is left behind. Each individual is given the support and guidance to enable them to develop the skills and acquire the knowledge that will prepare them for the next stage of their school career.
The school was judged as good by Ofsted in March 2023 and has approximately 210 pupils on roll.

The Pingle Academy
The Pingle Academy is a co-educational, comprehensive secondary school with a Sixth Form provision. This means it has students aged from 11 to 18 years. It is situated on a large secure site at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in Swadlincote.
Students benefit from a wide range of specialist facilities, including a floodlit 3G astro-turf area and a newly refurbished swimming pool. The school also has a separate Learning Support Base and Autism Resource Centre as well as a purpose built Sixth Form Centre.
Staff are dedicated to ensuring that every learner’s potential is fulfilled in a happy and caring environment. They are truly inclusive and aim to remove barriers to learning and achievement in and out of the classroom. The school enjoys an excellent local reputation.
The school was judged as good by Ofsted in November 2021 and has approximately 1,450 pupils on roll.


Granville Academy
Granville Academy is a small secondary school catering for students aged between 11 and 16 years in Woodville, Swadlincote.
Granville is committed to providing academic excellence within a caring and inclusive environment.
Alongside a drive for sustained academic improvement is the view that every student matters. Granville has the highest expectations for its students in all aspects of academy life and believe in developing them in each area: academic, social, moral, and cultural.

Please see SQ document for more information.
      II.2.5) Award criteria:
            Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents            
      II.2.6) Estimated value:
      Value excluding VAT: 880,000       
      Currency: GBP       
      II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system:
      Start: 01/09/2024 / End: 31/08/2030       
      This contract is subject to renewal: No       
      Description of renewals: Not provided
      II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited:
             Envisaged minimum number: 5
            / Maximum number: 10       
      Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: A minimum of 5 suppliers and a maximum of 10 suppliers will be taken forward to the tender stage of the process. Where less than 5 suppliers meet the minimum standards, only those that meet the minimum standards will be taken through to the tender stage. Where more than 5 suppliers meet the minimum standard, those suppliers with the highest scores will proceed to the tender stage.
      II.2.10) Information about variants:
      Variants will be accepted: Yes
      II.2.11) Information about options:
      Options:       No             
      Description of options: Not provided
      II.2.12) Information about electronic catalogues:
      Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue: 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       
      Identification of the project: Not provided             
      II.2.14) Additional information: Not provided       


Section III: Legal, Economic, Financial And Technical Information
   III.1) Conditions for participation
      III.1.1) Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
      List and brief description of conditions:          
      Not Provided       
      III.1.2) Economic and financial standing          
      Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents       
      List and brief description of selection criteria:       
      Not Provided    
      Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required (if applicable) :       
      Not Provided    
      III.1.3) Technical and professional ability    
      Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
      List and brief description of selection criteria:       
      Not Provided      
      Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required (if applicable) :          
      Not Provided   
      III.1.5) Information about reserved contracts (if applicable)   
      The contract is reserved to sheltered workshops and economic operators aiming at the social and professional integration of disabled or disadvantaged persons: No       
      The execution of the contract is restricted to the framework of sheltered employment programmes: No    
      
   III.2) Conditions related to the contract
      III.2.1) Information about a particular profession    
      Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:          
      Not Provided    
      III.2.2) Contract performance conditions          
      Not Provided          
      III.2.3) Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
      Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract: No

Section IV: Procedure
   IV.1) Description RESTRICTED
      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        
         The procurement involves the setting up of a dynamic purchasing system - NO    
         In the case of framework agreements justification for any duration exceeding 4 years: Not Provided    
   
   
   IV.1.6) Information about electronic auction:
      An electronic auction will be used: No
      Additional information about electronic auction: Not provided
   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 OJ S: Not provided       
      IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
       Date: 23/02/2024 Time: 12:00
      IV.2.3) Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates: 18/03/2024       
      IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted: English,       
      IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender: Not Provided      
      

Section VI: Complementary Information
   VI.1) Information about recurrence
   This is a recurrent procurement: No    
   Estimated timing for further notices to be published: Not provided
   VI.2) Information about electronic workflows
   Electronic ordering will be used Yes       
   Electronic invoicing will be accepted Yes       
   Electronic payment will be used Yes       
   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.

The contracting authority will consider variant bids, evaluating them (so far as the variant or the evaluation of the variant is in the opinion of the contracting authority practicable) on the same basis as a conforming bid, but shall not be obliged to accept any such bid in preference to a conforming bid even if the variant bid scores more highly. No variant will be considered unless the bidder simultaneously submits a conforming bid.
For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:
https://litmustms.co.uk/tenders/UK-UK-Burton-upon-Trent:-School-catering-services./6D8E9T3S9T

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:
https://litmustms.co.uk/respond/6D8E9T3S9T
   VI.4) Procedures for review
   VI.4.1) Review body:
             The de Ferrers Trust
       Trent Campus, St Mary's Drive, Burton upon Trent, DE13 0LL, United Kingdom
   VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures:
Not provided
   VI.4.3) Review procedure
   Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:    
    Not Provided    
   VI.4.4) Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained:
Not provided
   VI.5) Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 16/01/2024

Annex A



   IV) Address of the other contracting authority on behalf of which the contracting authority is purchasing
      Purchased on behalf of other contracting authority details:
      1: Contracting Authority
       The de Ferrers Academy
       Dove Campus, Harehedge Lane, Burton upon Trent, DE13 0AS, United Kingdom
       Email: tenders@litmuspartnership.co.uk
       Main Address: https://www.deferrers.com/
       NUTS Code: UKG24

   IV) Address of the other contracting authority on behalf of which the contracting authority is purchasing
      Purchased on behalf of other contracting authority details:
      2: Contracting Authority
       Horninglow Primary
       Horninglow Road North, Burton upon Trent, DE13 0SW, United Kingdom
       Email: tenders@litmuspartnership.co.uk
       Main Address: https://www.horninglowprimary.com/
       NUTS Code: UKG24

   IV) Address of the other contracting authority on behalf of which the contracting authority is purchasing
      Purchased on behalf of other contracting authority details:
      3: Contracting Authority
       Lansdowne Infant
       Goodman Street, Burton-on-Trent, DE14 2RE, United Kingdom
       Email: tenders@litmuspartnership.co.uk
       Main Address: https://www.lansdowneinfants.com/
       NUTS Code: UKG24

   IV) Address of the other contracting authority on behalf of which the contracting authority is purchasing
      Purchased on behalf of other contracting authority details:
      4: Contracting Authority
       Eton Park Junior
       Masefield Crescent, Burton upon Trent, DE14 2SG, United Kingdom
       Email: tenders@litmuspartnership.co.uk
       Main Address: https://www.etonparkjuniors.com/
       NUTS Code: UKG24

   IV) Address of the other contracting authority on behalf of which the contracting authority is purchasing
      Purchased on behalf of other contracting authority details:
      5: Contracting Authority
       The Pingle Academy
       Coronation Street, Swadlincote, DE11 0QA, United Kingdom
       Email: tenders@litmuspartnership.co.uk
       Main Address: https://www.pingleacademy.com/
       NUTS Code: UKG24

   IV) Address of the other contracting authority on behalf of which the contracting authority is purchasing
      Purchased on behalf of other contracting authority details:
      6: Contracting Authority
       Granville Academy
       Burton Road, Woodville, Swadlincote, DE11 7JR, United Kingdom
       Email: tenders@litmuspartnership.co.uk
       Main Address: https://www.granvilleacademy.co.uk/
       NUTS Code: UKG24

   IV) Address of the other contracting authority on behalf of which the contracting authority is purchasing
      Purchased on behalf of other contracting authority details:
      7: Contracting Authority
       Richard Wakefield CE Primary Academy
       Burton Street, Tutbury, DE13 9NR, United Kingdom
       Email: tenders@litmuspartnership.co.uk
       Main Address: https://www.richardwakefieldprimary.com/
       NUTS Code: UKG24

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