Catering Services

Catering Services

Framework 704
Status: Active

This framework offers a comprehensive solution for the outsourcing of managed catering services for public sector clients, such as schools, community meals services, tourist venues, colleges and universities, hospitals, defence establishments, and staff restaurants (including civic catering).

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This ESPO framework offers customers a quick, simple and competitive route to outsource/procure catering services. The framework is split into the following categories:

  • Education catering services
  • Social and health care catering services
  • Staff catering and civic function catering services
  • Visitor and venue catering services

The framework is available for use nationally by any public sector body in the UK including, but not limited to…

  • Schools & Academies
  • Local Authority Establishments
  • Police & Emergency Services
  • NHS & HSC Bodies
  • Central Government Departments & their agencies
  • Registered Charities

What are the benefits of using this framework?

  • Quick & easy to use - This framework is already EU/UK Compliant - we’ve already done the procurement work, so there’s no need to run a full EU tender.
  • Suppliers listed on the framework were assessed during the procurement process for their financial stability, track record, experience and technical & professional ability, before being awarded a place on the framework.
  • It’s free - You will not be charged for accessing this framework.
  • Pre-agreed conditions - No need to worry about what terms & conditions to use, they’ve been pre-agreed under the framework and underpin all orders.
  • Access to template documentation - The framework is accessed by conducting a further competition. ESPO will provide, free of charge, template tender documentation for you to use.
  • Food/Nutritional standards - All suppliers have been checked against Government Buying standards.
  • Collaboration - The framework is open to individual customers or customers who would like to collaborate and go out to tender as a group.


  • ABM Catering Ltd,
  • Absolutely Catering,
  • Alliance in Partnership,
  • Amadeus,
  • Apetito,
  • Aramark,
  • BaxterStorey,
  • Catering Academy,
  • Caterlink,
  • Caterplus Services Ltd,
  • Cheshire East Catering,
  • Churchill Catering Ltd,
  • Class Catering,
  • Compass Contract Services (UK) Ltd,
  • Educaterers Ltd,
  • Edwards & Blake,
  • Edwards and Ward Ltd,
  • Elior UK plc,
  • Hampshire County Council,
  • Harrison Catering Services,
  • Hertfordshire Catering Ltd,
  • Hutchison Catering Ltd,
  • Icare (GB) Ltd,
  • ISS,
  • Kudos Catering (UK) Ltd,
  • Norse Commercial Services,
  • North Tyneside Council,
  • North Yorkshire County Caterers,
  • Pabulum,
  • Shire Services (Shropshire Council),
  • SIPS Education Ltd,
  • Solihull Catering Services SMBC,
  • Taylor Shaw,
  • Vertas Group Ltd,

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  • Geographical coverage
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Catering Services

Key facts


Start date
06 Jan 2015

End date
31 Dec 2018

Up to

OJEU Contract notice
2014/S 85 –147847

OJEU award notice
2015/S 047-081988

Last updated
27 Nov 2018

This framework is available for use nationally

Further help

Marketa Overton
0116 294 4162

Quote reference
Framework 704

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