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Catering Services

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This framework offers customers a competitive route for the provision of outsourced catering services in Education, Social Care and Public Sector settings.

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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.

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 Pubic 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.

  • We will provide, free of charge, template tender documentation to save you time.
  • The framework can be accessed via either using the ESPO tender templates or we have a complimentary solution to provide specialist procurement support.
  • The framework is open to individual customers or customers who would like to collaborate and go out to tender as a group.
  • As part of our ongoing commitment to social value practices, we have partnered with the Social Value Portal. For this framework, social value was assessed as part of the award criteria allowing benefits to be obtained within your own further competitions.
  • New pre-agreed terms & conditions to underpin all orders so no need to worry.
  • A.B.M. Catering Limited
  • Accent Catering Services Limited
  • AiP
  • Apetito
  • Aramark
  • Aspens Services Limited
  • Catering Academy
  • BD Group
  • BaxterStorey
  • Caterlink
  • Caterplus
  • CH & CO Catering Limited
  • Radish
  • 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 Tyneside Council
  • North Yorkshire County Caterers
  • Nottingham City Council
  • Orian Solutions Ltd
  • Pabulum
  • Relish School Food
  • Shire Services
  • Sodexo Ltd
  • Stir Food Ltd
  • Stoke-on-Trent City Council t/a City Catering
  • The Pantry [UK] Limited
  • Vertas Group Limited
  • Signature Dining Ltd

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

Food Team 0116 294 4008

Or alternatively use the form below:

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