United Kingdom-Hounslow: School catering services
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.heathland.hounslow.sch.uk
Section II: Object
The Heathland School— Tender for Catering Services
The Heathland School is a Secondary School in Hounslow, Middlesex, which was founded in 1974. The school is an “Outstanding” 11-18 co-educational community comprehensive School committed to delivering exceptional academic success and providing an environment where individual learners thrive and become confident, independent and informed citizens of the future.
— The Heathland School,
— United Kingdom.
The tender project is seeking to appoint a supplier whose initiative and innovation will be welcomed for the provision of service within the existing facilities for the 1820 students on roll and 220 teaching and support staff, with a focus on exciting new food concepts to satisfy the tastes and dietary requirements of the diverse school community. The client would wish the successful contractor to review the current range of services offered and make recommendations accordingly.
The contract being tendered is for 3 years in duration from 1.9.2018 to 31.8.2021 and will operate as a guaranteed performance contract, with the successful supplier offering the Client a guaranteed return / cost per annum for the provision of catering services. Sovereignty of the cash tariff is to remain with the client for the duration of this contract.
The academic year is based on a calendar of 195 days. 5 days are to be used for staff professional development which means that the school will be open to receive students for the legal minimum of 190 days.
The contract offered covers the scope for the provision of all school catering services, which currently includes morning break, lunch, all hospitality and free issue requirements. Free school meals and hospitality will be charged based on consumption and at net food cost.
Whilst the client prioritises value for money as a key objective of the competitive tender process, the governing body is not obliged to accept the lowest price.
The client expects the successful Supplier to enable the continued development of catering through the provision of an innovative, healthy food service, with fresh, seasonal, locally sourced ingredients being prepared on-site. The client expects the successful Supplier to evidence, through their bid, how they shall support and complement its values and support the principles and ethos of the school.
As a school who are continually seeking ways to improve and develop the ethos and environment for students and staff, to give them the facilities they deserve and need to meet the challenges of the 21st Century, any consideration regarding inward capital investment as part of the Supplier's tender submission would be welcomed. The Client would wish for the Supplier to look at making this investment within the existing dining area.
Please be advised that this contract will be let on a 3 + 2 years basis.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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/the_heathland_school
The closing date for receipt of the Selection Questionnaire is 29.3.2018 (12:00). Suppliers are required to ensure that documents are obtained and returned to The Litmus Partnership Limited, by email to email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.