Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College – Tender for Catering Services The Litmus Partnership Ltd Closes 11th February

The successful supplier will be required to provide catering services at Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College at Crownhill Road, Willesden, London, NW10 4EP.

With approximately 950 pupils, Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College is a Catholic secondary school for girls and has enjoyed over 10 years as a specialist Language College. It was one of the first schools to achieve specialist status in this area and received funding directly from the government to promote languages and the international dimension both within the school and in the local community. The school also has an active sixth form for 180 places.

Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College is part of the diocese of Westminster Academy Trust. The last OFSTED inspection was judged as “good”.

Basis of contract:

The client wishes to participate in a tender process with the intention of appointing a supplier to deliver full catering services. The contract is estimated to commence in September 2019 and will be for an initial period of 3 years plus an option to extend up to a maximum of 5 years.

In order to deliver best value, the contract will be awarded on a “cost-plus” with fixed guaranteed lines on food and labour costs.

The revenue is estimated to be 550 000 (over 3 years).


The appointed supplier will have significant experience of delivering quality catering services within secondary school premises and should have suitable experience and expertise of successfully increasing pupil meal uptake and lunchtime sales growth. With the experience of successfully managing the TUPE process, the supplier should ideally have a strong operational base in London, together with an ambition and compelling attitude towards forging a congenial partnership with the school’s leadership team that stimulates a joint determination to achieve success.

Ultimately it is important that the supplier can demonstrate integrity with an ability to manage an efficient catering service through the application of best practice and innovation and as a result will be expected to deliver sustainable quality and “best value” to the school.

Contact name

The Litmus Partnership


Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College
Crownhill Road, Willesden
NW10 4EP


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