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East Sheen Primary School ~ Catering Tender

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Contract (Services)
5 year
21 Mar 2023
01 Sep 2023 to 31 Aug 2028
06 Apr 2023 11:00



London: LONDON

Geochart for 1 buyers and 0 suppliers


The successful Supplier will be required to provide Catering services for East Sheen Primary School

Total Quantity or Scope

East Sheen Primary is a community school in The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. We are a three-form entry primary school with an excellent reputation for providing fun and happiness, combined with high standards of education. The children, staff and parents consistently move the school forward in an exciting and enriching way; we never stand still! We are an accredited Thinking School and are well on the way to meet our strategy to become an environmentally intelligent school. Our aim is to provide a well-rounded, broad based, exciting education for all our children. Our pupils have a reputation as confident, well-mannered and sociable people who will participate in and contribute to the community. Our last OFSTED inspection and our consistently strong annual results show a school that records outstanding educational achievement and a high-level of value add across the board. The tender project is seeking to appoint a contractor whose initiative and innovation will be welcomed for the provision of service within the existing facilities for the 581 students on roll and 83 teaching and support staff, with a focus on exciting new food concepts to satisfy a wide range of pupil tastes and dietary requirements. The School would wish the successful contractor to review the current range of services offered and make recommendations accordingly. The contract being tendered is for three years in duration from 1 September 2023 to 31 August 2026 and will operate as a Guaranteed Performance Contract, with the successful contractor offering the School a guaranteed return / cost per annum for the provision of catering services. Sovereignty of the cash tariff is to remain with East Sheen Primary School for the duration of this contract. The School year is based on a calendar of 195 days. Five days are to be used for staff professional development which means that 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 catering services within the School, which currently includes lunch (onsite and for school trips) and free issue requirements. Free School meals will be charged based on consumption and at net food cost. Whilst the School 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 value of the current contract is: - 2022/ 2023 Paid lunches (inc staff lunches)£ 74,600 Free School Meals £112,460 Total£187,060 East Sheen Primary School expects the successful contractor 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 School expects the successful tenderer to evidence, through their bid, how they shall support and complement its values, its strategy for environmental intelligence and support the principles of inclusion. The School believes that success should be celebrated and that pupils should enjoy their time at school; if lessons are stimulating and challenging then students will love learning. Much time therefore, is spent reviewing and planning schemes of work to ensure that they are differentiated to meet the needs of all students. As a result, the School are very enthusiastic regarding work experience and apprenticeship proposals and would welcome the input of the successful contractor. 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 contractor’s tender submission would be welcomed. See SQ Document for more information.

CPV Codes

  • 55524000 - School catering services


  • Variant bids may be considered.
  • This is a one-off contract (no recurrence)
  • Renewals are not available.

Other Information

** PREVIEW NOTICE, please check Find a Tender for full details. ** 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: <a href="" target="_blank"> To respond to this opportunity, please click here: <a href="" target="_blank"> GO Reference: GO-2023321-PRO-22361921