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Services - 86428-2020

20/02/2020    S36

United Kingdom-Peterborough: Catering services

2020/S 036-086428

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Prior information notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Anglia Ruskin University
Postal address: Guild House Campus
Town: Peterborough
Postal code: PE2 9PW
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: gailheath@panacheconsultancy.co.uk
Telephone: +44 1275871798
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.panacheconsultancy.co.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.mytenders.co.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0590
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
Additional information can be obtained from another address:
Official name: Panache Consultancy
Town: Clevedon
NUTS code: UKH11 Peterborough
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Gail Heath
E-mail: gailheath@panacheconsultancy.co.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://aru.ac.uk/student-life/life-on-campus/guild-house-peterborough
Address of the buyer profile: www.panacheconsultancy.co.uk
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Catering Services for Cafe at Anglia Ruskin University's Guild House campus, Peterborough

II.1.2)Main CPV code
55520000 Catering services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Anglia Ruskin University is seeking a catering partner to provide catering services for the Cafe at their Guild House campus in Peterborough, which is a dedicated health, education and social care campus.

As part of ARU’s future vision and strategy, it is expanding their partnering relationships.

Catering at Guild House is currently proved by PRC Ventures based at Peterborough College. The facilities provide a small cafe on the top floor that is supported by an open kitchen. Current turnover is approx GPB 21k per annum, and is a 12 month a year operation. ARU pay a capped subsidy of 1.5k GBP per month to the incumbent to cover the cost of service.

The opportunity is for a fixed term 2 year contract from 1.7.2020 to 1.7.2022 and may be the start of a more progressive partnership with ARU.

Current opening hours are 8:30 to 16:00, but the University would consider 9:30 to 15:30 for a justifiable business case. We are advised TUPE will not apply, but interested parties will be informed of this as the opportunity prevails.

A tender for this requirement will be released by 28.2.2020. The successful organisation will be required to commence services on 1.7.2020. A tender meeting and site visit is being held on 5.3.2020 at Guild House (PE2 9PW). Please see Additional Information for more details and register your interest via Panache Consultancy at email - gailheath@panacheconsultancy.co.uk by midday 3.3.2020 if of interest.

ARU are looking specifically for:

1) A bread based offer with a small selection of hot food items such as pastries, pies, soup, baked potatoes, etc.,

2) An attractive facility that is welcoming, offers choice with attentive customer service,

3) Healthy choices that are attractive to the student base at Peterborough campus,

4) A branded coffee offer,

5) A value for money tariff,

6) Hospitality and internal delivered services when requested,

7) Reliability of service provision and cover in team absences,

8) Client value for money through the subsidy,

9) Contractor incentivised management fee to help generate success.

There is no need for capital investment, although Tenderers may be interested in supporting the services through additional equipment/concept supply.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
55520000 Catering services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKH11 Peterborough
Main site or place of performance:

Anglia Ruskin University - Guild House campus (PE2 9PW)

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Outsourced Catering Services starting 1.7.2020 following OJEU Light Touch tender starting Feb 2020.

II.2.14)Additional information

Invitation to Tender documents will be released on 28.2.2020 for submission by 30.3.2020; please register interest via email at gailheath@panacheconsultancy.co.uk.

A tender meeting and site visit will take place on 5.3.2020; details provided in ITT. interested parties are requested to note their participation by midday on 3.3.2020. Up to 2 representatives will be permitted from each organisation.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

A tender for this requirement will be released end Feb 2020. The successful organisation will be required to commence services on 1.7.2020. A pre-tender supplier engagement day is being held on 5.3.2020 at Guild House (PE2 9PW). Please see additional information for more details and register via gailheath@panacheconsultancy.co.uk by midday 3.3.2020 if of interest.

(MT Ref:218988)

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: