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30th Mar 2021

CPC’s Outsourced Catering Services framework gives you access to catering companies that offer fully-managed outsourced catering services. The framework provides a straightforward solution to help you procure a catering service with a comprehensively vetted contract catering company.  Now the framework has been approved by the DfE, it features on their Find a Framework Service along with 13 other CPC framework agreements.

When the DfE are evaluating a framework to approve they look for evidence of:

  • Compliance with The UK Public Contracts Regulations;
  • Bespoke tender documentation to help schools and academies use the framework as well as a contract manager on hand to offer support;
  • A wide range of suppliers catering for small schools through to large universities
  • Suppliers with experience of and proven understanding of the education sector.

The CPC’s Outsourced Catering Services framework not only provides all of the above, it also offers regional and national competition which drives innovation, maximises return on investment and secures value for money. Testimonials from CPC members, such as the one below from Stacey Kotecha at Cobham Free School, are also submitted to the DfE as further evidence to support the approval process.

“The CPC Outsourced Catering framework and the help offered within has been invaluable in our recent tender process. The process has been clear throughout and any queries we have raised, have been answered thoroughly and efficiently. It has made the tendering process extremely easy to navigate and we have felt comfortable and supported at all times." 

Should you need to tender your catering service, using the framework could benefit your institution. You can choose to run the further competition process yourself using the easy to navigate user guide and mini competition documents provided with the framework in addition to receiving the support and guidance from the CPC Catering framework Manager.  Alternatively, if you feel that your organisation doesn’t have the sufficient in-house expertise, experience and understanding of the marketplace to carry out the process, our sister company Tenet Education Services can run the tender process for you.

Should you require any further information, please talk to Majid Khan, the CPC Catering framework Manager today on 0161 974 0940 or m.khan@thecpc.ac.uk.