Weston College ~ Tender for Catering Services The Litmus Partnership Ltd Closes 17th December

Weston College is regarded as one of the top FE colleges in the UK and won both “College of the Year” and “Overall Further Education Provider of the Year” at the 2015 Times Educational Supplement Further Education Awards. It also holds the Queens Anniversary Prize for Further and Higher Education with a growing portfolio of courses.


Weston College is an Ofsted outstanding college of further and higher education in Weston-super-Mare. It provides education and vocational training to nearly 30 000 learners across the country.

The college puts the learner first, and is entrepreneurial in its approach and innovative in its thinking. The college is ambitious and aspirational and is responsive to the needs of students, staff, businesses and the community.

The successful Supplier will be required to provide catering services for Weston College at the following locations:

– Knightstone Road Campus,

– Loxton Campus,

– South West Skills Campus.

Within these campuses there are a range of refectories, braded coffee outlets and also a retail unit.

The contract will commence on 1.4.2019 for a term of 3 years plus 3 years.

The contract currently operates at a return to the Client each year when taking into account all VAT liabilities etc and all FSMs and hospitality supplied to the college at cost.

It is expected that the successful Supplier will also be able demonstrate its entrepreneurial approach and how it is innovative in its thinking within the tender submission.

The contract will be operated on a guaranteed performance basis with all free issues and hospitality being recharged to the college at net cost only moving into this contract term.

It is expected that the successful Supplier will work very closely with the Client and engage with students and staff alike across all 3 campuses moving forwards into this contract term.

The Client wishes for the successful Supplier to be able to offer innovation and flair in the provision of the catering services across all 3 campuses and is happy to support some changes to the service provision within the college during the course of the new contract term. This will include ideas and innovation and how the catering service can meet the needs of the students and staff within the college.

Any inward investment should be detailed within the tender submission and also what impact this will have on the catering facilities within the college and the benefit this will bring to the catering provision.
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