Public Sector Network Tender Alert


Burnham Grammar School - Tender for Catering Services

Burnham Grammar School (the Client) is a co-educational grammar school in Burnham, Buckinghamshire. On 1 October 2011, the school became an Academy and on 1 June 2017 the school formed a multi-academy trust with a local primary school and the legal entity became Beeches Learning and Development Trust. 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 1087 students on roll and 100 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. We would very much like to see evidence of how plastic waste can be reduced and serving times improved. The contract being tendered is for three years in duration from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 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. Nine days are to be used for staff professional development which means that school will be open to receive students for 186 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 value of the current contract is: 2016/ 17 ('000) Total £227 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 school aims which are that all students will be: Responsible Learners, Prepared for their Future, Happy, Healthy and Safe, Caring Individuals and Active Citizens. The school is due to undergo a major refurbishment commencing in 2019 and the current kitchen is due to be expanded. Any consideration regarding inward capital investment as part of the Supplier's tender submission would be welcomed. Please be advised that this contract will be let on a 3 + 2 years basis.


The Litmus Partnership
Burnham Grammar School
Hogfair Lane

Contract value: 1135000

Published: 27 Jul 2018, Receipt by: 31 Aug 2018