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Provision of Catering Operations Forbury, Reading.

Contract notice - utilities


Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Scottish and Southern Energy Plc
95 Kilbirnie Street
For the attention of: Helen Gerrard
G5 8JD Glasgow
United Kingdom

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Main activity
Production, transport and distribution of gas and heat
I.3)Contract award on behalf of other contracting entities
The contracting entity is purchasing on behalf of other contracting entities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:
Provision of Catering Operations Forbury, Reading.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 2: Land transport services [2], including armoured car services, and courier services, except transport of mail
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: UK.

NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 3
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
SSE is 1 of the largest and most forward looking energy providers in the UK and Irish markets, leading the way in the production, distribution and supply of electricity and gas as well as a number of other energy related services.
Listed on the London Stock Exchange, formed in 1998, with circa 20 000 employees, SSE stock continues to innovate and grow its market share and are justifiably proud of their reputation as an outstanding employer, with all employees guaranteed to receive the living wage as well as a number of other employee benefits.
The Company having commissioned the building of Forbury Place have taken the decision to tender all catering services for its site personnel and visitors. This new central hub in the Reading area will accommodate around 2 000 staff from nearby locations. This is a new build with no current catering facilities or service provision which is scheduled to open early 2017, the site will reflect SSE culture and the successful contractor will be proud to deliver the highest standards to the client. This requirement is specifically for Forbury Place.
Throughout the process contractors must be cognisant of SSE ‘Areas of Focus’ for Forbury Place, these are:
- Healthy options which are as affordable as less healthy ones are;
- A wide variety of choices;
- Food mileage;
- Contractor ethics and corporate social responsibility;
- Seasonality;
- Well-being;
- Innovation.
Further details will be included in the tender documentation.
The site population will be made up of a broad mix of staff from all areas of SSE's business and includes:
- Senior Executive Officers;
- Middle Management;
- Training Teams;
- Call Centre Staff;
- Office Hot Desking.
The scope of requirements will include but not be limited to:
- Food and Beverage Vending for the entire building;
- Separate coffee shop (branded) on ground floor level;
- Main staff restaurant;
- Hospitality services;
- Retail offer.

All parties wishing to take part shall confirm their interest by email to: and refer to the SSE web portal: Procurement Regulations/ 003 FB PQQ where a Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) can be downloaded. The PQQ has instructions for completion and submission according to a specific deadline.

Failure to respond by this deadline may result in the applicant not being invited to participate further.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Information about 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:
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
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
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures): no
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications or in the invitation to tender or to negotiate
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 entity:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents (except for a DPS)
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
26.8.2016 - 12:00
IV.3.5)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
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:
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: