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UK-Uxbridge: Catering services.

Section I: Contracting Authority
I.1)Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust
The Furze, Uxbridge, UB8 3NN, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1895279896, Email: john.dangerfield@thh.nhs.uk
Contact: John Dangerfield, Attn: John Dangerfield

Further information can be obtained at: As Above
Specifications and additional documents: As Above
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: As Above

I.2)Type of the contracting authority:
Body governed by public law

I.3) Main activity:
Health

I.4) Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities:
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: No

Section II: Object Of The Contract: SUPPLIES
II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Patient Catering Solution
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance: SUPPLIES
Purchase

Region Codes: UKI23 - Outer London - West and North West
II.1.3) Information about a public contract, a framework or a dynamic purchasing system:The notice involves a public contract

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase:
Catering services. Catering services for other enterprises or other institutions. The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is seeking a provider of plated style ready meals (either Cook/Chill or Cook/Frozen) that can be regenerated by microwave on an individual basis within a 3-5 minute cycle. Storage and Regeneration of meals must be compatible with equipment within our current infrastructure or delivered with only minor capital investment.

Meal variety expected will include Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner services plus provision of specialist diets and cultural meals (i.e. Halal, Afro, Asian ect). Potential providers must be able to evidence that they can provide a large variety of dishes from each culture to enable patient choice. Dietary contents of each meal (and type of meal) will be subject to Trust defined minimum nutritional standards as defined within the specification section of ITT documents.

Total number of individual meals projected over both sites will be between 300,000 - 600,000 meals per year (subject to final specification).
Final consideration will be given to price, quality (choice, dietary compliance, taste and appearance), ethical sourcing and carbon & environmental considerations. Full details of evaluation methodology will be contained within ITT documentation.

POTENTIAL BIDDERS MUST NOTE THIS REQUIREMENT IS FOR THE SUPPLY OF FOODSTUFFS IN THE FORM OF PLATED MEALS ONLY - NOT THE DELIVERANCE OF A MEAL DELIVERY SYSTEM OR STAFFING.

II.1.6)Common Procurement Vocabulary:
55520000 - Catering services.

55523000 - Catering services for other enterprises or other institutions.


II.1.7) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA):
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): No
II.1.8)Lots:
This contract is divided into lots: No
II.1.9)Information about variants:
Variants will be accepted: No

II.2)Quantity Or Scope Of The Contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is seeking a provider of plated style ready meals (either Cook/Chill or Cook/Frozen) that can be regenerated by microwave on an individual basis within a 3-5 minute cycle. Storage and Regeneration of meals must be compatible with equipment within our current infrastructure or delivered with only minor capital investment.

Meal variety expected will include Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner services plus provision of specialist diets and cultural meals (i.e. Halal, Afro, Asian ect). Potential providers must be able to evidence that they can provide a large variety of dishes from each culture to enable patient choice. Dietary contents of each meal (and type of meal) will be subject to Trust defined minimum nutritional standards as defined within the specification section of ITT documents.
Total number of individual meals projected over both sites will be between 300,000 - 600,000 meals per year (subject to final specification).
Final consideration will be given to price, quality (choice, dietary compliance, taste and appearance), ethical sourcing and carbon & environmental considerations. Full details of evaluation methodology will be contained within ITT documentation.

POTENTIAL BIDDERS MUST NOTE THIS REQUIREMENT IS FOR THE SUPPLY OF FOODSTUFFS IN THE FORM OF PLATED MEALS ONLY - NOT THE DELIVERANCE OF A MEAL DELIVERY SYSTEM OR STAFFING.

II.2.2)Options: No
II.2.3)Information about renewals:
This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

II.3)Duration Of The Contract Or Time-Limit For Completion
Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

Information About Lots

Section III: Legal, Economic, Financial And Technical Information
III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
Subject meeting standards required after company credit checks that will be detailed in PQQ in order to progress to ITT stage. Levels required and further details will be issued with PQQ.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Supply contract will be subject to Hillingdon Hospitals - Terms and Conditions, all detailed at ITT stage.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
n/a

III.1.4)Other particular conditions:
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: No
III.2)Conditions For Participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers:
Not Provided
III.2.2)Economic and financial capacity
Economic and financial capacity - means of proof required:
(a) appropriate statements from banks or, where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance;
(b) the presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established;
(c) a statement of the undertaking's overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last three financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information on these turnovers is available.

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
Detailed in PQQ and ITT.
Minimum Level(s) of standards possibly required:
Detailed in PQQ and ITT.

III.2.3)Technical capacity
Technical capacity - means of proof required
(a) a list of the works carried out over the past five years, accompanied by certificates of satisfactory execution for the most important works. These certificates shall indicate the value, date and site of the works and shall specify whether they were carried out according to the rules of the trade and properly completed. Where appropriate, the competent authority shall submit these certificates to the contracting authority direct;
(c) an indication of the technicians or technical bodies involved, whether or not belonging directly to the economic operator's undertaking, especially those responsible for quality control and, in the case of public works contracts, those upon whom the contractor can call in order to carry out the work;
(d) a description of the technical facilities and measures used by the supplier or service provider for ensuring quality and the undertaking's study and research facilities;

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
Detailed in PQQ and ITT.
Minimum Level(s) of standards possibly required:
Detailed in PQQ and ITT.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts: Not Provided
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1)Type Of Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure: Restricted

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate:

Objective Criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:
M.E.A.T Detailed in PQQ and ITT.
IV.2)Award Criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria:
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of
The criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction:
An electronic auction will be used: No

IV.3)Administrative Information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority: HILL/Catering/2012
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract: No

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document:

Date: 26/04/2012
Time-limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 12:00
Payable documents: No

IV.3.4)Time-limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 27/04/2012
Time: 17:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates: Not Provided
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up: English



Section VI: Complementary Information

VI.1)This Is A Recurrent Procurement: No
VI.2)Information about European Union funds:
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No
VI.3)Additional Information: GO-2012320-PRO-3797333 TKR-2012320-PRO-3797332

VI.4)Procedures For Appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures:
The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust
The Furze, Uxbridge, UB8 3NN, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1895279896

Body responsible for mediation procedures:
The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust
The Furze, Uxbridge, UB8 3NN, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1895279896

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals: Not Provided

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained:
The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust
The Furze, Uxbridge, UB8 3NN, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1895279896

VI.5) Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 20/03/2012

ANNEX A


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