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The Litmus Partnership: Star Academies ~ Catering Tender

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Notice Summary
Title: Star Academies ~ 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 Star Academies, at the following sites. The opportunity is broken down into Lots according to Geographic location. Bidders may bid for individual Lots or all Lots. LOT 1 (Lancashire/Manchester): Eden Boys' School,The Olive School, Highfield Leadership Academy,The Valley Leadership Academy,Eden Boys' School, The Olive School, Eden Girls' Leadership Academy,Eden Boys' Leadership Academy LOT 2 (West Yorkshire): Laisterdyke Leadership Academy,Barkerend Primary Leadership Academy, High Crags Primary Leadership Academy, Thornbury Primary Leadership Academy, Eden Boys' Leadership Academy LOT 3 (Midlands): Eden Boys' School,The Olive School, Small Heath Leadership Academy,Eden Girls' School, Eden Boys' Leadership Academy, Eden Girls' Leadership Academy, The Olive School,Starbank (across three sites) LOT 4(London): Eden Girls' School, The Olive School(across three sites from Sept 2021), Eden Girls' School
Published: 18/12/2020 18:21
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UK-Lancashire: School catering services.
Section I: Contracting Authority
      I.1) Name and addresses
             Star Academies, 07353849
             Shadsworth Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 2HT, United Kingdom
             Tel. +44 1276673880, Email: tenders@litmuspartnership.co.uk
             Main Address: https://staracademies.org/
             NUTS Code: UKD4
      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/THCW298586
      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: Star Academies ~ 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 Star Academies, at the following sites. The opportunity is broken down into Lots according to Geographic location. Bidders may bid for individual Lots or all Lots.

LOT 1 (Lancashire/Manchester): Eden Boys' School,The Olive School, Highfield Leadership Academy,The Valley Leadership Academy,Eden Boys' School, The Olive School, Eden Girls' Leadership Academy,Eden Boys' Leadership Academy

LOT 2 (West Yorkshire): Laisterdyke Leadership Academy,Barkerend Primary Leadership Academy, High Crags Primary Leadership Academy, Thornbury Primary Leadership Academy, Eden Boys' Leadership Academy

LOT 3 (Midlands): Eden Boys' School,The Olive School, Small Heath Leadership Academy,Eden Girls' School, Eden Boys' Leadership Academy, Eden Girls' Leadership Academy, The Olive School,Starbank (across three sites)

LOT 4(London): Eden Girls' School, The Olive School(across three sites from Sept 2021), Eden Girls' School       
      II.1.5) Estimated total value:
      Value excluding VAT: 15,500,000       
      Currency: GBP
      II.1.6) Information about lots:
      This contract is divided into lots: Yes       
      Tenders may be submitted for: All lots
      Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 4
      The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots: Not provided

II.2) Description
II.2) Description Lot No. 1
      
      II.2.1) Title: Lot 1 – Lancashire/Manchester       
      Lot No: 1       
      II.2.2) Additional CPV codes:
      55524000 - School catering services.
      
      II.2.3) Place of performance:
      UKD4 Lancashire
      
      II.2.4) Description of procurement: Please note: bidders who intend to bid for more than one Lot will be required to submit a separate response for each Lot (separate links for responding to each Lot are provided within this notice).

Lot 1 – Lancashire/Manchester ~ https://litmustms.co.uk/respond/THCW298586

Eden Boys' School, Preston
The Olive School, Preston
Highfield Leadership Academy
The Valley Leadership Academy
Eden Boys' School, Bolton
The Olive School, Bolton
Eden Girls' Leadership Academy, Manchester
Eden Boys' Leadership Academy, Manchester


Current Contract value = £3.1million per annum across all four Lots

The Trust is looking to award a contract for each Lot or multiple Lots based upon a three year contract with the option to extend for a further two years.
The Trust is looking for a catering provider who is experienced and innovative in providing catering services to the education sector and specifically for Multi Academy Trusts. The successful contractor will be expected to uphold high standards of food and service, demonstrating a strong commitment to healthy eating and to increasing sales. It is essential to the Trust that a service appropriate to the demographic for each school is provided. There will be an essential requirement for HMC Halal meat in the majority of schools. A high level of contract support will be expected.
Please note there will be some employees in the local government pension scheme, therefore Admitted Body Status will be expected.

Please find further details in the SQ Document.
      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: Not provided       
      Currency: Not provided       
      II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system:
      Start: 01/09/2021 / End: 31/08/2026       
      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: To respond to this opportunity please click here: https://litmustms.co.uk/respond/THCW298586       
II.2) Description Lot No. 2
      
      II.2.1) Title: Lot 2 – West Yorkshire       
      Lot No: 2       
      II.2.2) Additional CPV codes:
      55524000 - School catering services.
      
      II.2.3) Place of performance:
      UKD4 Lancashire
      
      II.2.4) Description of procurement: Please note: bidders who intend to bid for more than one Lot will be required to submit a separate response for each Lot (separate links for responding to each Lot are provided within this notice).

Lot 2 – West Yorkshire ~ https://litmustms.co.uk/respond/R4BY5549F3

Laisterdyke Leadership Academy
Barkerend Primary Leadership Academy
High Crags Primary Leadership Academy
Thornbury Primary Leadership Academy
Eden Boys' Leadership Academy, Bradford


Current Contract value = £3.1million per annum across all four Lots

The Trust is looking to award a contract for each Lot or multiple Lots based upon a three year contract with the option to extend for a further two years.
The Trust is looking for a catering provider who is experienced and innovative in providing catering services to the education sector and specifically for Multi Academy Trusts. The successful contractor will be expected to uphold high standards of food and service, demonstrating a strong commitment to healthy eating and to increasing sales. It is essential to the Trust that a service appropriate to the demographic for each school is provided. There will be an essential requirement for HMC Halal meat in the majority of schools. A high level of contract support will be expected.
Please note there will be some employees in the local government pension scheme, therefore Admitted Body Status will be expected.

Please find further details in the SQ Document.
      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: Not provided       
      Currency: Not provided       
      II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system:
      Start: 01/09/2021 / End: 31/08/2026       
      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       
II.2) Description Lot No. 3
      
      II.2.1) Title: Lot 3 – Midlands       
      Lot No: 3       
      II.2.2) Additional CPV codes:
      55524000 - School catering services.
      
      II.2.3) Place of performance:
      UKD4 Lancashire
      
      II.2.4) Description of procurement: Please note: bidders who intend to bid for more than one Lot will be required to submit a separate response for each Lot (separate links for responding to each Lot are provided within this notice).

Lot 3 – Midlands ~ https://litmustms.co.uk/respond/Q8KW4YM74F

Eden Boys' School, Birmingham North
The Olive School, Birmingham
Small Heath Leadership Academy
Eden Girls' School, Coventry
Eden Boys' Leadership Academy, Birmingham East
Eden Girls' Leadership Academy, Birmingham
The Olive School, Small Heath
Starbank, Birmingham (across three sites)



Current Contract value = £3.1million per annum across all four Lots

The Trust is looking to award a contract for each Lot or multiple Lots based upon a three year contract with the option to extend for a further two years.
The Trust is looking for a catering provider who is experienced and innovative in providing catering services to the education sector and specifically for Multi Academy Trusts. The successful contractor will be expected to uphold high standards of food and service, demonstrating a strong commitment to healthy eating and to increasing sales. It is essential to the Trust that a service appropriate to the demographic for each school is provided. There will be an essential requirement for HMC Halal meat in the majority of schools. A high level of contract support will be expected.
Please note there will be some employees in the local government pension scheme, therefore Admitted Body Status will be expected.

Please find further details in the SQ Document.
      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: Not provided       
      Currency: Not provided       
      II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system:
      Start: 01/09/2021 / End: 31/08/2026       
      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       
II.2) Description Lot No. 4
      
      II.2.1) Title: Lot 4 - London       
      Lot No: 4       
      II.2.2) Additional CPV codes:
      55524000 - School catering services.
      
      II.2.3) Place of performance:
      UKD4 Lancashire
      
      II.2.4) Description of procurement: Please note: bidders who intend to bid for more than one Lot will be required to submit a separate response for each Lot (separate links for responding to each Lot are provided within this notice).

Lot 4 - London ~ https://litmustms.co.uk/respond/PV9R9CKBX9

Eden Girls' School, Waltham Forest
The Olive School, Hackney (across three sites from Sept 2021)
Eden Girls' School, Slough


Current Contract value = £3.1million per annum across all four Lots

The Trust is looking to award a contract for each Lot or multiple Lots based upon a three year contract with the option to extend for a further two years.
The Trust is looking for a catering provider who is experienced and innovative in providing catering services to the education sector and specifically for Multi Academy Trusts. The successful contractor will be expected to uphold high standards of food and service, demonstrating a strong commitment to healthy eating and to increasing sales. It is essential to the Trust that a service appropriate to the demographic for each school is provided. There will be an essential requirement for HMC Halal meat in the majority of schools. A high level of contract support will be expected.
Please note there will be some employees in the local government pension scheme, therefore Admitted Body Status will be expected.

Please find further details in the SQ Document.
      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: Not provided       
      Currency: Not provided       
      II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system:
      Start: 01/09/2021 / End: 31/08/2026       
      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: 05/02/2021 Time: 12:00
      IV.2.3) Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates: 01/03/2021       
      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 No       
   Electronic invoicing will be accepted No       
   Electronic payment will be used No       
   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-Lancashire:-School-catering-services./THCW298586

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:
https://litmustms.co.uk/respond/THCW298586
   VI.4) Procedures for review
   VI.4.1) Review body:
             Star Academies
       Lancashire, BB1 2HT, 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: 18/12/2020

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