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Catering Services

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Providing a competitive route to catering services for public sector settings, with this framework you can ensure to implement services that suit your organisation.

Select ‘Get Started’ to view the framework documentation. You can access everything you need to start the procurement process by completing the Access & Confidentiality Agreement.

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Under this particular framework agreement, to be compliant, you are required to carry out a further competition exercise. There are two routes to do this:

1. Conduct the further competition using ESPO’s templates and guidance.

2. Use our complimentary framework: 704C - Procurement and Contract Management Support which offers specialist catering procurement suppliers who can support your needs and assist in conducting your further competition.

“Castle Phoenix Trust appointed Dolce as our catering service provider, using the ESPO Catering Services Framework (704). Dolce have provided excellent support, with regular meetings with our area manager who visits all of our schools every fortnight. Since using Dolce and ESPO’s Catering Services Framework (704) our trust has saved around £15k on each of the school contracts. This has allowed us to spend the savings on other important projects around the school. When speaking to our schools they confirm they are really happy with the service which is being provided, and as a result of Dolce’s service and quality, our school meal uptake has increased.” - Ian Houghton, Head of Estates, Castle Phoenix Trust

“Following One Academy Trust’s use of the ESPO Catering Services framework (704) we appointed Alliance in Partnership (AiP) as our catering services provider. From the time of appointment, we found AiP to be a very supportive service provider who are both willing to listen to the needs of the schools whilst coming forward with some innovative ideas of their own. The quality of food is improved and not only looks better at the point of service, but also tastes better according to our students.” - Russell Lambert, Chief Operating Officer, One Academy Trust

Lot 1 Education Catering

Education Catering covers the provision of Catering Services to education establishments including primary schools, secondary schools, special schools, nurseries, academies, colleges, universities, technical schools/colleges and/or any other public sector learning institutions. Also covered by this Lot are ‘holiday food programmes’ for those looking to provide meals meeting the School Meal Standards in the holiday periods. Further competition documents for this Lot are available under the 'Get Started' section.

Lot 2 Social Care Catering

Social Care Catering covers the provision of Catering Services to all types of social care and health establishments including care homes, charities and home delivery meal services. Please contact the Food Team for Lot 2 further competition documents, once you have completed the online Access & Confidentiality Agreement.

Lot 3 Public Sector Catering

Public Sector Catering covers a range of different customer types including Public Sector workplaces, art galleries, museums, leisure centres, country parks, historic buildings, concert halls, conference venues, training centres, exhibition centres, theatres, stadia, emergency services establishments, healthcare establishments, prisons and other Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Defence establishments. Please contact the Food Team for Lot 3 further competition documents, once you have completed the online Access & Confidentiality Agreement.

  • Suppliers can offer a variety of different catering provisions from dining room and canteen style services.
  • They can also offer a range of service models including onsite or offsite preparation, service and consumption.
  • Suppliers can provide assistance with marketing, reducing costs and maximising meal uptake.
  • A.B.M. Catering Limited
  • Accent Catering Services Limited
  • AiP
  • Aramark
  • Aspens Services Limited
  • BaxterStorey
  • BD Group
  • Caterlink
  • Caterplus
  • CH & CO Catering Limited
  • Cleverchefs Ltd
  • Compass Contract Services (UK) Ltd
  • Cucina Restaurants Ltd
  • Derbyshire County Council Catering Service
  • Dolce Limited
  • Ecolog International UK Limited
  • Edwards & Ward Limited
  • Elior UK Plc
  • Harrison Catering Services Ltd
  • Hertfordshire Catering Limited (HCL)
  • Hertfordshire Independent Living Service
  • Hutchison Catering
  • Icare
  • Innovate Services Ltd
  • Juniper Pursuits
  • Lunchtime Company Ltd
  • Mellors Catering Services Limited
  • Midshire Catering Services Limited
  • Miquill Catering Limited
  • Miquill South Ltd
  • Norse Commercial Services
  • North Yorkshire Council
  • Nottingham City Council
  • OCS Food Co
  • Orian Solutions Ltd
  • Pabulum
  • Radish
  • Relish School Food
  • Shire Services
  • Signature Dining Ltd
  • Sodexo Ltd
  • Stir Food Ltd
  • Stoke-on-Trent City Council t/a City Catering
  • The Pantry [UK] Limited
  • Vertas Group Limited

If you’d like to contact us, quote reference Framework 704_22 and enquire at;

Charlotte Springthorpe Charlotte Springthorpe 0116 294 4008

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Catering Services

Key Facts
Framework 704_22
Start Date 02/09/2022
End Date 31/08/2024
Extension Option 31/08/2026
Contract Notice 2022/S 000-012083
Award Notice 2022/S 000-027079
Procurement Type Further Competition