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The Litmus Partnership: Clifton High School ~ Cleaning Tender

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Notice Summary
Title: Clifton High School ~ Cleaning 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 a comprehensive cleaning service to Clifton High School.
Published: 22/09/2023 14:15
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UK-Bristol: School cleaning services.
Section I: Contracting Authority
      I.1) Name and addresses
             Clifton High School
             College Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3JD, United Kingdom
             Tel. +44 1276673880, Email: tenders@litmuspartnership.co.uk
             Main Address: http://www.cliftonhigh.bristol.sch.uk
             NUTS Code: UKK11
      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.3) Communication
      The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://litmustms.co.uk/respond/76348F5A46
      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: Clifton High School ~ Cleaning Tender       
      Reference Number: Not provided
      II.1.2) Main CPV Code:
      90919300 - School cleaning services.

      II.1.3) Type of contract: SERVICES
      II.1.4) Short description: The successful Supplier will be required to provide a comprehensive cleaning service to Clifton High School.       
      II.1.5) Estimated total value:
      Value excluding VAT: 1,011,000       
      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:
      UKK11 Bristol, City of
      
      II.2.4) Description of procurement: Established in 1877, Clifton High School is an independent ‘all through’ day school, educating children and young people aged 3 to 18 years of age. All located within the same campus is The Hive pre-school, Infant School, Junior School, Senior School and Sixth Form.
The buildings themselves date back to 1877 when the School was first established and, through growth and development over the years, the School now boats multiple buildings of varying age up to brand new builds that house the Sixth Form students.
More information about the school can be found on their website: https://www.cliftonhigh.co.uk/home
The cleaning service is currently outsourced with a team of Cleaning Operatives who will be expected to transfer under TUPE to the successful supplier.
The scope of the contract covers the daily cleaning provision, including term time core cleaning and non-term time periodics to provide a deeper clean to the school. The School hosts a large number of lettings for which the cleaning team will also be responsible for.
The contract will commence on 01 April 2024 for an initial period of three years, with the option to extend the contract for a further two 12-month periods. This extension will be granted by mutual consent and on the same terms and conditions as the original contract.
The School is seeking a suitably experienced Contractor who has experience of working within the independent school sector and is able to demonstrate the knowledge and understanding of contracts of this magnitude. Ideally the successful Supplier will have a strong operational base within Bristol and the surrounding counties, thus allowing for both adequate contract support and operational flexibility that is to be delivered to support the contract as and when needed.
The requirement of the School is that the successful Contractor provides an expertly clean school that is fit for purpose at all times and has a keen eye for detail within all cleaning duties. High levels of cleanliness throughout the premises should provide facilities that promote the students’ learning experience.
As part of that requirement the successful Supplier is to be proactive in the management of the contract with open lines of communication. A robust level of onsite and offsite management support must be provided by the successful Supplier to ensure that the guaranteed input hours and detailed specification is delivered on a consistent basis within the contract period.
The successful contractor will be expected to put forward innovative proposals to develop the onsite service, utilising advancements in technology to provide a sustainable financial model. As well as making this contract more environmentally sensitive, working towards carbon neutrality by way of contract delivery, and also within the successful contractor’s organisation.
The Supplier may be asked to undertake works not included in this Specification. Aside from the cost of materials, where possible additional works should be delivered within the hours of the existing cleaning operatives or, where necessary, provided by additional staff paid for on an agreed hourly basis or by a quoted fixed price.
The contract will be fixed price in nature with the successful Supplier also guaranteeing the number of input hours to the contract as well as the quality of the cleaning provision.
The current annual cost of cleaning is £1,011,000.
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: 1,011,000       
      Currency: GBP       
      II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system:
      Start: 01/04/2024 / End: 31/03/2029       
      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: 23/10/2023 Time: 12:00
      IV.2.3) Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates: 13/11/2023       
      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-Bristol:-School-cleaning-services./76348F5A46

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:
https://litmustms.co.uk/respond/76348F5A46
   VI.4) Procedures for review
   VI.4.1) Review body:
             Clifton High School
       College Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3JD, 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: 22/09/2023

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UK-Bristol: School cleaning services.

Section I: Contracting authority/entity (as stated in the original notice)

I.1) Name and addresses
       Clifton High School
       College Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3JD, United Kingdom
       Tel. +44 1276673880, Email: tenders@litmuspartnership.co.uk
       Main Address: http://www.cliftonhigh.bristol.sch.uk
       NUTS Code: UKK11

Section II: Object (as stated in the original notice)

II.1) Scope of the procurement
   
   II.1.1) Title: Clifton High School ~ Cleaning Tender      Reference number: Not Provided      
   II.1.2) Main CPV code:
      90919300 - School cleaning services.
   
   II.1.3) Type of contract: SERVICES   
   II.1.4) Short Description: The successful Supplier will be required to provide a comprehensive cleaning service to Clifton High School.

Section VI: Complementary information

V1.5) Date of dispatch of this notice: 26/09/2023

VI.6) Original notice reference:

   Notice Reference:    2023 - 610168   
   Notice number in OJ S:    2023/S 000 - 028079
   Date of dispatch of the original notice: 22/09/2023

Section VII: Changes

VII.1) Information to be changed or added

      VII.1.1) Reason for change: Modification of original information submitted by the contracting authority    
      
      VII.1.2) Text to be corrected in original notice No: 1
                  
         Section Number: II.2          
         Lot No: Not provided          
         Place of text to be modified: II.2.4          
         Instead of: Established in 1877, Clifton High School is an independent ‘all through’ day school, educating children and young people aged 3 to 18 years of age. All located within the same campus is The Hive pre-school, Infant School, Junior School, Senior School and Sixth Form. The buildings themselves date back to 1877 when the School was first established and, through growth and development over the years, the School now boats multiple buildings of varying age up to brand new builds that house the Sixth Form students. More information about the school can be found on their website: https://www.cliftonhigh.co.uk/home The cleaning service is currently outsourced with a team of Cleaning Operatives who will be expected to transfer under TUPE to the successful supplier. The scope of the contract covers the daily cleaning provision, including term time core cleaning and non-term time periodics to provide a deeper clean to the school. The School hosts a large number of lettings for which the cleaning team will also be responsible for. The contract will commence on 01 April 2024 for an initial period of three years, with the option to extend the contract for a further two 12-month periods. This extension will be granted by mutual consent and on the same terms and conditions as the original contract. The School is seeking a suitably experienced Contractor who has experience of working within the independent school sector and is able to demonstrate the knowledge and understanding of contracts of this magnitude. Ideally the successful Supplier will have a strong operational base within Bristol and the surrounding counties, thus allowing for both adequate contract support and operational flexibility that is to be delivered to support the contract as and when needed. The requirement of the School is that the successful Contractor provides an expertly clean school that is fit for purpose at all times and has a keen eye for detail within all cleaning duties. High levels of cleanliness throughout the premises should provide facilities that promote the students’ learning experience. As part of that requirement the successful Supplier is to be proactive in the management of the contract with open lines of communication. A robust level of onsite and offsite management support must be provided by the successful Supplier to ensure that the guaranteed input hours and detailed specification is delivered on a consistent basis within the contract period. The successful contractor will be expected to put forward innovative proposals to develop the onsite service, utilising advancements in technology to provide a sustainable financial model. As well as making this contract more environmentally sensitive, working towards carbon neutrality by way of contract delivery, and also within the successful contractor’s Page 5 to 9 organisation. The Supplier may be asked to undertake works not included in this Specification. Aside from the cost of materials, where possible additional works should be delivered within the hours of the existing cleaning operatives or, where necessary, provided by additional staff paid for on an agreed hourly basis or by a quoted fixed price. The contract will be fixed price in nature with the successful Supplier also guaranteeing the number of input hours to the contract as well as the quality of the cleaning provision. The current annual cost of cleaning is £1,011,000. Please see SQ Document for more information.          
         Read: Established in 1877, Clifton High School is an independent ‘all through’ day school, educating children and young people aged 3 to 18 years of age. All located within the same campus is The Hive pre-school, Infant School, Junior School, Senior School and Sixth Form. The buildings themselves date back to 1877 when the School was first established and, through growth and development over the years, the School now boats multiple buildings of varying age up to brand new builds that house the Sixth Form students. More information about the school can be found on their website: https://www.cliftonhigh.co.uk/home The cleaning service is currently outsourced with a team of Cleaning Operatives who will be expected to transfer under TUPE to the successful supplier. The scope of the contract covers the daily cleaning provision, including term time core cleaning and non-term time periodics to provide a deeper clean to the school. The School hosts a large number of lettings for which the cleaning team will also be responsible for. The contract will commence on 01 April 2024 for an initial period of three years, with the option to extend the contract for a further two 12-month periods. This extension will be granted by mutual consent and on the same terms and conditions as the original contract. The School is seeking a suitably experienced Contractor who has experience of working within the independent school sector and is able to demonstrate the knowledge and understanding of contracts of this magnitude. Ideally the successful Supplier will have a strong operational base within Bristol and the surrounding counties, thus allowing for both adequate contract support and operational flexibility that is to be delivered to support the contract as and when needed. The requirement of the School is that the successful Contractor provides an expertly clean school that is fit for purpose at all times and has a keen eye for detail within all cleaning duties. High levels of cleanliness throughout the premises should provide facilities that promote the students’ learning experience. As part of that requirement the successful Supplier is to be proactive in the management of the contract with open lines of communication. A robust level of onsite and offsite management support must be provided by the successful Supplier to ensure that the guaranteed input hours and detailed specification is delivered on a consistent basis within the contract period. The successful contractor will be expected to put forward innovative proposals to develop the onsite service, utilising advancements in technology to provide a sustainable financial model. As well as making this contract more environmentally sensitive, working towards carbon neutrality by way of contract delivery, and also within the successful contractor’s organisation. The Supplier may be asked to undertake works not included in this Specification. Aside from the cost of materials, where possible additional works should be delivered within the hours of the existing cleaning operatives or, where necessary, provided by additional staff paid for on an agreed hourly basis or by a quoted fixed price. The contract will be fixed price in nature with the successful Supplier also guaranteeing the number of input hours to the contract as well as the quality of the cleaning provision. Please see SQ document for more information.
                                    
   
VII.2) Other 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.
For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:
https://litmustms.co.uk/tenders/UK-UK-Bristol:-School-cleaning-services./76348F5A46

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:
https://litmustms.co.uk/respond/76348F5A46


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