Public Sector Network Tender Alert


Loreto College - Tender for Catering Services

The successful Supplier will be required to provide catering services for Loreto College.Loreto College is a secondary school in St Albans, which is tendering the catering services for contract commencement 1 January 2019. 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 1 000 students on roll and 125 teaching and support staff, with a focus on exciting new food concepts to satisfy a wide range of pupil tastes and dietary requirements. The Client would wish the successful Supplier to review the current range of services offered and make recommendations accordingly. The contract being tendered is for three years in duration from 1.1.2019 to 31.12.2021 with the option to extend the contract for a further two years. This 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. 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 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 with free meals charged at a margin and hospitality 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 value of the current contract is: Last full year Jan - Dec 2017 Core pupil sales: 226 696 GBP Free School Meals: 15 879.03 GBP Hospitality: 1 514.86 GBP Staff duty meals: 1 461.14 GBP Total: 242 521.31 GBP This year to date Jan - April 2018 (4 months) Core pupil sales: 96 096.51 GBP Free School Meals: 4,247.99 GBP Hospitality: 157.58 GBP Staff duty meals: 607.20 GBP Total: 101 109.28 GBP 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 of Every Child Matters. The Client 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. Further information is provided in the SQ Documentation.


The Litmus Partnership
Loreto College
Hatfield Road
St Albans

Contract value: 1210000

Published: 26 Jun 2018, Receipt by: 27 Jul 2018