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Tender description

The successful Supplier will be required to provide cleaning services for The thinking Schools Academy Trust at the following schools:

— All Faiths Children’s Academy,

— Cedar Children’s Academy,

— Goodwin Academy,

— Holcome Grammar School,

— Isambard Brunel Junior School,

— Meon Infant School,

— Meon Junior School,

— Moorings Way Infant School,

— New Horizons Children’s Academy,

— Newbridge Junior School,

— Penhale Infant School,

— The Gordon Children’s Academy,

— The Portsmouth Academy,

— The Rochester Grammar School,

— The Victory Academy.

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust.

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust, ranked the best multi-academy trust (MAT) in the country for the performance of its secondary schools by the DfE, is made up of a family of schools that work together to “improve the life chances” of all our children and young people. (Further information is provided in the SQ Documentation.)

Legal, economic, financial and technical information

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents


The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement
Languages in which projects or requests to participate may be drawn up
Local time
Type of contest
Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Complementary information

Date of dispatch of this notice
Additional information

Interest in the selection process should be expressed via email only to [email protected] clearly stating within this email which contract/notice you are referring to. Please also provide, as a minimum, a contact name, full company postal address and telephone number.

The Selection Questionnaire and associated documents can be obtained at:

The closing date for receipt of the Selection Questionnaire is 2.11.2018 (12:00). Suppliers are required to ensure that documents are obtained and returned to The Litmus Partnership Ltd, by email to [email protected] by the above closing date and time.

Documents in respect of economic/financial standing (where indicated in the Selection Questionnaire) shall be returned to The Litmus Partnership Ltd, by email to [email protected] by the above closing date and time.

It will be the Supplier's responsibility to obtain any necessary documents in order to submit a response by the closing date and time.

The Contracting Authority reserves the right not to award any or part of the contract which is the subject of this contract notice and reserves the right to terminate the procurement process at any time.

The Contracting Authority will not be liable for any costs incurred by those expressing an interest in tendering for this contract opportunity.

The Contracting Authority will consider variant bids, evaluating them (so far as the variant or the evaluation of the variant is in the opinion of the Contracting Authority practicable) on the same basis as a conforming bid, but shall not be obliged to accept any such bid in preference to a conforming bid even if the variant bid scores more highly. No variant will be considered unless the bidder simultaneously submits a conforming bid.

Review body

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust


This is a recurrent procurement
No Main CPV code 90919300

Bidding information

Bidding deadline

2 Nov 2018

0 days remaining

Total estimated value

Not specified


United Kingdom, Rochester



GBP Not specified

The tender project is seeking to appoint a professional cleaning contractor whose initiative and innovation will be welcomed for the provision of service within the existing facilities. The Trust would wish the successful Supplier to review the current cleaning services offered and make recommendations accordingly.

The contract being tendered is for 3 years in duration from 1.9.2019 to 31.8.2022 and will operate as a fixed price 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.

Whilst the Trust 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 Trust school clients believe 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. As a result, the Trust is very enthusiastic regarding work experience and apprenticeship proposals and would welcome the input of the successful Supplier.

As a Trust who are continually seeking ways to improve and develop the ethos and environment for school students and staff, to give them the facilities they deserve and need to meet the challenges of the 21st Century

Please be advised that this contract will be let on a 3 years basis.



Main site or place of performance

See II.1.4) Short Description

United Kingdom

Maximum number


Envisaged minimum number




Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates

A minimum of 5 suppliers and a maximum of 10 suppliers will be taken forward to the tender stage of the process. Where less than 5 suppliers meet the minimum standards, only those that meet the minimum standards will be taken through to the tender stage. Where more than 5 suppliers meet the minimum standard, those suppliers with the highest scores will proceed to the tender stage.


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