Breakfast Clubs Programme

Publication reference: 2021/S 000-005245
Publication date: 15 March 2021

F02: Contract notice

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

Department for Education

Sanctuary Buildings, 20, Great Smith Street





United Kingdom

NUTS code


Internet address(es)
Main address

one.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at

Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the above-mentioned address

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority

one.5) Main activity


Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Breakfast Clubs Programme

two.1.2) Main CPV code
  • 55300000 - Restaurant and food-serving services
two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

The Department for Education (DfE) seeks to contract a single national supplier for the provision of food goods and the associated logistical services for the Breakfast Clubs Programme in schools across England. Food will be provided for school terms, from September 2021 until July 2023.

Schools are a vital part of the government’s plan to improve social mobility and tackle childhood obesity. Accessible and healthy breakfast clubs can play an important role in ensuring children from all backgrounds have a nutritious start to their day, helping them to optimise their learning potential. Evidence of impact is strongest among disadvantaged pupils where education outcomes tend to be lower and deprived areas where obesity rates are higher.

The DfE will award a single contract for the delivery of Breakfast Club Services, providing national coverage throughout England. To that end we welcome bids from consortia and/or a lead (prime) supplier with a supply chain of sub-contractors.

two.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: £23,700,000

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 15897300 - Food parcels
  • 55521200 - Meal delivery service
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
two.2.4) Description of the procurement

The supplier will be responsible for:

• recruiting Schools to participate in the programme from an agreed target list provided

• providing a plan for promoting the benefits of breakfast clubs and healthy eating to schools, parents and pupils

• providing breakfast provision to schools that adhere to the Government’s School Food Standards

• the design, implementation and ongoing management of appropriate and accessible user interface channels to enable schools to order the breakfast provision

For more details regarding the specification, please see the Invitation to Tender pack which can be downloaded via Jaggaer.


Tender documents issued = Monday 15 March 2021

Last day for submission of bidder clarifications = Tuesday 6 April 2021

Last day for DfE to respond to bidder clarifications = Friday 9 April 2021

Deadline for Tender responses to be received = 10:00 on Friday 16 April 2021

Department announcement of preferred bidder = Frida Friday 4 June 2021

10 day standstill period ends = Monday 14 June 2021

Contract commencement = Thursday 1 July 2021

two.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

two.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: £23,700,000

two.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start date

1 July 2021

End date

31 July 2023

This contract is subject to renewal


Description of renewals

The Department also reserves the option to extend the resulting arrangement up to a further 12 months.

two.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

two.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

two.2.13) Information about European Union Funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

two.2.14) Additional information

This open tender competition is being run via the DfE’s e-procurement portal, Jaggaer. Links to the site and related guidance can be found via the following link:

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

four.2) Administrative information

four.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

16 April 2021

Local time


four.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted


four.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Tender must be valid until: 31 August 2021

four.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

16 April 2021

Local time


Section six. Complementary information

six.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

six.4) Procedures for review

six.4.1) Review body--

Department for Education



United Kingdom