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Secondary schools catering contract award decision

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Award of catering contract for PFI schools 2022-2025




A. That Cabinet agreed to award to Bidder A (as detailed in the Confidential Appendix to this report) a contract for provision of the school meals catering service at Merton PFI secondary schools for a period of 3 years from 1 January 2022, with an option to extend for up to two further years at the discretion of the Council.

B. In accordance with Contract Standing Orders (CSO 24.3) that authority was delegated to the Director of Children, Schools and Families to exercise, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Children and Education, the council’s option to grant one or more extensions of the contract term for any period up to two further years beyond the expiry of the initial contract term on 31 December 2025.

Report author: Marina Bowyer

Publication date: 10/11/2021

Date of decision: 08/11/2021

Decided at meeting: 08/11/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 16/11/2021

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