Behind the scenes of ESPO’s food frameworks

Published on 09/05/2016

We have a range of frameworks which cover all categories of food, drink, equipment and catering services. Working closely with our suppliers and manufacturers, we ensure that our frameworks offer an innovative range of products to cover the varied requirements of our customers.

Our dedicated Food and Catering team can provide expert advice on how ESPO frameworks can help meet your requirements. Click here to browse all of our food and catering frameworks.

Quality assurance

Our quality assurance procedures help us stand out from the crowd. These procedures enable us to ensure our awarded suppliers are continuously providing food safely and to the highest industry recognised standards. Our quality assurance procedures continue throughout the lifetime of the food frameworks, assuring customers that the food supply chain is monitored every step of the way.

Establishing the framework

When putting food frameworks in place, a thorough assessment is conducted to ensure that all awarded suppliers meet the regulatory food and industry standards throughout their supply chain. Suppliers listed on ESPO’s frameworks must maintain third party accreditations in relation to their food safety systems throughout their contract with us and our customers.

During the lifetime of the framework

We emply a high level of contract management and have ongoing reviews with our suppliers  to ensure their compliance with all relevant standards. We continually monitor their performance against the framework KPIs (key performance indicators), carry out second party audits and have in place a complaint monitoring procedure in place.  

Find out more

If you are interested in finding out more about our quality assurance procedures, please contact our Food & Catering procurement team on 0116 294 4008 or email

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