Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Frederick Gough School ~ Tender for Catering Services.
The successful Supplier will be required to provide catering services at Frederick Gough School.
Frederick Gough School is a community secondary school located in Scunthorpe, England with approximately 1 300 pupils aged 11 to 16. The school is all about its pupils, their experience and their learning.
Frederick Gough School.
The Client is looking for a catering contractor who will be their partner within a vibrant competitive market. The successful Supplier should be able to offer financial clarity, quality of service and food offer along with innovation and putting the customer first.
The catering service is currently managed by the LEA.
Any Supplier wishing to be considered for this contract must be able to demonstrate experience and depth of knowledge in the management and handling of TUPE issues, as well as a being able to manage local authority pensions.
The contract will commence on 1.4.2018 for a period of three years, with an option to extend on a 1 + 1 basis. The value of the contract is 1 220 000 GBP.
This contract as a minimum will be nil cost in nature, but a financial return would be expected and is currently being provided. It is expected that the successful Supplier would also concentrate on developing the team and market to move forward. Investment is not actively sought, but may be required to enhance and further the service, should the bid require it.
We are seeking a suitably experienced Supplier who has current experience of working within the secondary school and college market place, ideally with a strong operational base within the North of England, thus allowing for responsive, contract support and management of catering staff.
The successful Supplier will be required to formally report each month on catering standard performance and operational matters, ensuring the senior management team at the school is fully informed about all issues related to delivery of the catering service.
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.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Interest in the selection process should be expressed via email only to email@example.com clearly stating within this email which contract / notice you are referring to. Please also provide, as a minimum, a contact name, full company postal address and telephone number.
The Selection Questionnaire and associated documents can be obtained at: http://www.litmuspartnership.co.uk/project/frederick_gough_school
The closing date for receipt of the Selection Questionnaire is 17.11.2017 (12:00). Suppliers are required to ensure that documents are obtained and returned to The Litmus Partnership Limited, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by the above closing date and time.
Documents in respect of economic / financial standing (where indicated in the Selection Questionnaire) shall be returned to The Litmus Partnership Limited, by email to email@example.com by the above closing date and time.
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.