United Kingdom-Wolverhampton: School catering services

Agency: TED
Level of Government: State & Local
  • S - Utilities and Training Services
Opps ID: NBD00003033568384593
Posted Date: Sep 29, 2017
Due Date:
Solicitation No: 383361-2017
Source: Members Only
29/09/2017 S187 - - Services - Contract award notice - Restricted procedure

United Kingdom-Wolverhampton: School catering services

2017/S 187-383361

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses
Manor Multi Academy Trust
Ettingshall Road, Coseley
WV14 9UQ
United Kingdom
Contact person: The Litmus Partnership Ltd
Telephone: +44 1276-673880
E-mail: pqq@litmuspartnership.co.uk
NUTS code: UKG3

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.manormultiacademytrust.co.uk/

I.2) Joint procurement
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
II.1.1) Title:

Manor Multi Academy Trust ? Tender for Catering Services.

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

The successful tenderer will be required to provide catering services at Manor Primary School (MP), East Park Primary School (EP) and Hill Avenue Primary School (HA).

The catering service provision at the schools has been operated by Wolverhampton DSO and has not been market tested for many years. To ensure Best Value principles are applied the Executive Headteacher and School Governors have made a decision to tender the catering service.

The Vision: Every pupil is equally valued, and through a powerful combination of outstanding learning and exceptional leadership, our pupils are nurtured and inspired to be the best they can be both now and in their future lives. The key to this success is treating every child as an individual, to motivate and develop them by focusing on how they have improved on their school journey, not how they started.

II.1.6) Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 1 048 450.40 GBP
II.2) Description
II.2.1) Title:
II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS code: UKG3
Main site or place of performance:

Manor Primary School, East Park Primary School and Hill Avenue Primary School, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement:

Manor Primary School has 477 (2016/7 roll), there are 216 entitled to UFSM and 51 FSM (the roll will increase by 30 pupils per year to a capacity of 630 pupils). Hill Avenue has 295 (2016/7 roll), there are 127 entitled to UFSM and 53 FSM. East Park has 638 (2016/7 roll); there are 196 entitled to UFSM and 184 FSM.

The Academy Trust wishes to offer healthy eating options within the menu with minimal use of disposables. The menu should be based on the use of fresh ingredients and bakery products.

Working with the local community is something that the Trust strives to do at all times and to this end we would like to ensure that all of the Supplier's fresh produce is sourced from local suppliers (within a 20 mile radius of the schools): details should be included within your submission.

There are also several other objectives which the Trust wishes to achieve as a result of this tender process:

1. The provision of a healthy balanced menu that meets nutritional guidelines and is enjoyed by our students.

2. Better value for money to be provided to the schools ensuring that the students are provided with a variety of quality food with reasonable portion sizes.

3. Innovation and flexibility with the ability to move with the times and recommend new service initiatives.

4. An effective marketing campaign should be implemented including the organisation of a series of theme days throughout the year ? a minimum of 2 each term.

5. There needs to be total transparency with accounts that are clear and easy to understand.

6. To ensure that all hospitality is provided strictly at net cost of ingredients.

7. The Trust is committed to ensuring that the Wolverhampton living wage is paid to all staff, with a salary for the catering manager that is competitive within the industry.

All schools operate a restrictive lunch service and the children can only opt out of having a school meal every day, at the beginning of each term. The schools wish to explore other systems in which the uptake will be increased.

There are 2 different school meal choices each day or jacket potato or sandwiches. The schools are looking to increase the choice and variety to attract more users of the catering service.

The schools wish the successful Supplier to introduce a system of online payment for meals, similar to ParentPay and operated by the Supplier.

The chosen Supplier will have as a minimum The Soil Association Food for Life Silver Catering Award and aspire to reach Gold standard within 12 months.

All schools have well-equipped production kitchens. The schools do not anticipate the need for any financial investment in the kitchens but would be looking for advice and discussion regarding any requirements and decide how and who pays for it.

The new contract will commence on 1.11.2017, for an initial 3 year term.

The staff are currently employed by the Wolverhampton DSO to manage and oversee the catering service and therefore TUPE Regulations including pension rights will apply to this contract.

The current value of the contract is approximately 350 000 GBP per annum, which includes children and adult meals, direct staff costs and sundries.

II.2.5) Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Food / Weighting: 180
Quality criterion - Name: Management / Weighting: 160
Quality criterion - Name: People / Weighting: 160
Quality criterion - Name: Service Development / Weighting: 320
Quality criterion - Name: Contract Compliance / Weighting: 180
Cost criterion - Name: Finance / Weighting: 540
II.2.11) Information about options
Options: 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
II.2.14) Additional information

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description
IV.1.1) Type of procedure
Restricted procedure
IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.6) Information about electronic auction
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: 2017/S 094-184255
IV.2.8) Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9) Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract


Manor Multi Academy Trust ? Tender for Catering Services

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2) Award of contract
V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract:
V.2.2) Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 5
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 5
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor
Shropshire Council: Shire Services
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UKG22
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4) Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 1 048 450.40 GBP
V.2.5) Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3) Additional information:
VI.4) Procedures for review
VI.4.1) Review body
Manor Multi Academy Trust
United Kingdom
VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures
Manor Multi Academy Trust
United Kingdom
VI.4.3) Review procedure
VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Manor Multi Academy Trust
United Kingdom
VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice:
TI Title United Kingdom-Wolverhampton: School catering services
ND Document number 383361-2017
PD Publication date 29/09/2017
OJ OJ S 187
AU Authority name Manor Multi Academy Trust
OL Original language EN
HD Heading - - Services - Contract award notice - Restricted procedure
CY Country UK
AA Type of authority 6 - Body governed by public law
HA EU Institution -
DS Document sent 26/09/2017
NC Contract 4 - Services
PR Procedure 2 - Restricted procedure
TD Document 7 - Contract award notice
RP Regulation 5 - European Union, with participation of GPA countries
PC CPV code 55524000 - School catering services
OC Original CPV code 55524000 - School catering services
IA Internet address (URL) http://www.manormultiacademytrust.co.uk/
DI Directive Public procurement Directive 2014/24/EU


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