Tender description

The successful supplier will be required to provide cleaning services for Sharnbrook Academy Federation.

The SAF is a Multi-Academy Trust that exists to provide an outstanding education for all students, ‘putting their progress at the heart of everything we do’.

The SAF consists of five schools where four of these schools (as below) are included within this tender project. The fifth school or any other schools that may join this Trust during the course of this contract may, at the discretion of the Client, be added to this cleaning contract.

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The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.

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.

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Go reference: GO-2020211-PRO-15972524

This is a recurrent procurement
Date of dispatch of this notice
Review body

Sharnbrook Academy Federation


Main CPV code 90919300

Bidding information

Bidding deadline

13 Mar 2020

19 days remaining

Total estimated value

Not specified


United Kingdom, Sharnbrook



GBP Not specified

The successful supplier will be required to provide cleaning services for Sharnbrook Academy Federation at: Sharnbrook Academy; Lincroft Academy; Harrold Primary Academy; Great Ouse Primary Academy.

The tender project is seeking to appoint an established and proven supplier whose commitment, initiative and innovation will be welcomed for the provision of cleaning services within the facilities for four schools in SAF, with the potential for the fifth school in SAF coming on board during the contract. The high-quality service levels proposed will ensure excellent standards throughout, resulting in a pleasant environment to enable our staff to deliver excellent teaching and learning for students at our schools.

The basis and rationale that the client requires the successful supplier to operate to at all times, is being able to provide schools that are fit for purpose, clean and sanitary. The client requires the supplier to be extremely proactive in the management of the contract, thus ensuring that all specifications are rigorously achieved and that the frequency and depth of cleans is as detailed within the tender specification.

The contract being tendered is for 3 years in duration from 1.8.2020 until 31.7.2023 with an option to extend for up to a further 2 years, at the discretion of the client. The contract will be fixed price in nature, with the supplier invoicing the client for one-twelfth of the annual cost on a monthly basis.

It should be noted that the successful supplier will be expected to bring to the contract: innovation; new equipment; effective cleaning methods, high quality health and safety training for operatives, robust monitoring and supervision structures, with BICSc standards being achieved, as a minimum. The supplier will ensure that the highest levels of cleanliness are maintained in all areas at all times and that the effectiveness of the cleaning operatives is managed robustly to enhance their productivity moving forward into the new contract term.

— the total value of the current cleaning provision across these 4 schools within the SAF is 355 000 GBP per annum and therefore the value of the contract over the maximum 5-year term is 1 775 000 GBP,

— please be advised that the Trust has a minimum requirement for a supplier’s employers liability/public liability and professional indemnity insurance of 10 000 000 GBP,

— the minimum annual turnover your organisation must have achieved to be accepted onto this project is 1 000 000 GBP.

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Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates

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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