Sir John Cass's Foundation and Red Coat CofE School ~ Tender for Catering Services
The Litmus Partnership Ltd | Published May 29, 2018 - Deadline June 29, 2018
The successful supplier will be required to provide catering services for Sir John Cass's Foundation and Red Coat Church of England Secondary School and Sixth Form College. Sir John Cass's Foundation and Red Coat Church of England Secondary School is a Church of England and multi-faith school extending from Year 7-11, with the Sir John Cass 6th Form College focused on year 12 and 13 learning. At Sir John Cass Red Coat, we operate with high standards of behaviour, discipline and attainment. We believe that by providing an environment in which pupils feel cared for and valued, they will increase in confidence and gain independence. Our school has been established for over 50 years and to this day we remain proudly supported by our trustee, Sir John Cass's Foundation. 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 1 412 students on roll (including 6th form students) with a reasonably high number of free school meal eligible pupils, and 230 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 wishes 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 October 2018 to October 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 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 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 catering, which is currently run in-house, is: 282 000 GBP (income) per annum including free school meals, but excluding hospitality (estimated at 7 500 GBP per annum - at cost). Therefore, the estimated contract value over a 5 years term, is 1 447 500 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. Further information is provided in the SQ Documentation.