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Catering Services

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The framework offers a quick and simple route to conduct a further competition and outsource/procure your catering service in Education, Social Care and Corporate settings.

To find out more please select ‘Get Started’ below to view framework documentation including the User Guide. For some documents such as a Service Provider Overview and Geographical Coverage you’ll need to complete the Access & Confidentiality Agreement – this can also be found via the ‘Get Started’ tab once you’re logged in, midway down the page, and should be completed directly on the website.

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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_20 - 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

Education covers the provision of Catering Services to education establishments including primary schools, secondary schools, special schools, academies, colleges, universities, technical schools/colleges and/or any other public sector learning institutions.

Lot 2 Social Care

Social Care includes the provision of Catering Services to all types of social care and health establishments, including Local Authorities, charities and care homes.

Lot 3 Corporate

Corporate covers the provision of Catering Services to Local Authority 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.

ESPO can support you throughout the process; please get in touch to get started or with any questions.

  • This framework is compliant with UK procurement legislation - we've done the work, so there's no need for you to run a full procurement process.
  • Service Providers 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 using this framework.
  • Pre-agreed terms & conditions to underpin all orders so no need to worry.
  • 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.
  • Collaboration... The framework is open to individual customers or customers who would like to collaborate and go out to tender as a group.
  • A.B.M. Catering Limited
  • Accent Catering Services Limited
  • AiP
  • Aramark
  • Aspens Services Limited
  • Catering Academy
  • Caterlink
  • Caterplus
  • CH & CO Catering Limited
  • Churchill Contract Services Ltd
  • AiP - Class Catering
  • Chartwells
  • Dolce Limited
  • Educaterers Limited
  • Edwards & Blake
  • Edwards & Ward Limited
  • Elior UK Plc
  • HCS
  • HCL
  • HES
  • Hutchison Catering
  • Kirklees Catering Service
  • Lunchtime Company Ltd
  • Mellors Catering Services Limited
  • Midshire Catering Services Limited
  • Miquill Catering Limited
  • North Tyneside Council
  • North Yorkshire County Caterers
  • Nottingham City Council
  • Nottinghamshire County Council School Catering
  • Pabulum
  • Palmer & Howells Ltd
  • Shire Services
  • Sodexo Ltd
  • T[n]S Catering Management Limited
  • Taylor Shaw
  • The Contract Dining Company Limited
  • The Pantry [UK] Limited
  • Vertas Group Limited
  • Norse
  • Apetito
  • Radish
  • Icare
  • BaxterStorey
  • Kudos Catering (UK) Limited

If you’d like to contact us, quote reference Framework 704_18 and enquire at;

Food and Catering team 0116 294 4008

Or alternatively use the form below:

Catering Services

Key Facts
Framework 704_18
Start Date 02/10/2018
End Date 01/10/2022
Contract Notice 2018/S 136-311170
Award Notice 2018/S 199-452084
Collaboration The framework is open to individual customers or customers who would like to collaborate and go out to tender as a group.