The CPC’s Outsourced Catering Services framework gives you access to college, university, academy and school catering companies that offer fully-managed catering services.

The aim of this framework is to provide a straightforward solution to help you procure a new catering service and a new contract catering company. It offers regional and national competition which drives innovation, maximises return on investment and secures value for money. Using the framework could benefit your institution by reducing costs, generating a return on investment, providing a high-quality service with healthy meals and funding state-of-the art facilities.

This is the latest in a series of successful CPC Outsourced Catering Service frameworks which have been previously utilised by over 100 educational establishments including schools, colleges, academies/academy trusts and universities.

The framework has 32 suppliers who are contract catering companies for schools, academies, colleges and universities. These suppliers are distributed across 26 regional lots.

It was awarded on 24th September 2018 and runs to 23rd September 2020 with a possible extension to 23rd September 2022.

Key Benefits of this Deal

  1. Catering services and solutions designed specifically for the education sector
  2. Access to innovative solutions from expert catering suppliers
  3. Full compliance with EU Regulations and the Public Contract Regulations 2015
  4. Contract management advice, guidance and support from the CPC team
  5. Reduced tender process time through mini-competition (compared to a full OJEU tender)
  6. A bespoke framework user guide including template tender documentation

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Supplier Details

Lots No. Suppliers
Lot 1: HE/FE/Large Academy Trusts (8 or more schools in trust)/Wider Public Sector - East Anglia 20 View Suppliers
Lot 2: HE/FE/Large Academy Trusts (8 or more schools in trust)/Wider Public Sector - East Midlands 19 View Suppliers
Lot 3: HE/FE/Large Academy Trusts (8 or more schools in trust)/Wider Public Sector - London 18 View Suppliers
Lot 4: HE/FE/Large Academy Trusts (8 or more schools in trust)/Wider Public Sector - Northern Ireland 7 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
ARAMARK Limited 2018/1976
Aspens Services 2018/1977
BaxterStorey 2018/1978
Catering by Churchill 2018/1983
CH and CO Catering Limited 2018/1981
Chartwells 2018/1982
Mellors Catering Services 2018/1989
Lot 5: HE/FE/Large Academy Trusts (8 or more schools in trust)/Wider Public Sector - North East 18 View Suppliers
Lot 6: HE/FE/Large Academy Trusts (8 or more schools in trust)/Wider Public Sector - North West 17 View Suppliers
Lot 7: HE/FE/Large Academy Trusts (8 or more schools in trust)/Wider Public Sector - Scotland 12 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
ARAMARK Limited 2018/1976
Aspens Services 2018/1977
BaxterStorey 2018/1978
Catering Academy Ltd 2018/1979
Catering by Churchill 2018/1983
Caterlink 2018/1980
CH and CO Catering Limited 2018/1981
Chartwells 2018/1982
Elior UK PLC 2018/1986
ISS Mediclean trading as ISS FS Services Education 2018/1988
Mellors Catering Services 2018/1989
Taylor Shaw Limited 2018/1996
Lot 8: HE/FE/Large Academy Trusts (8 or more schools in trust)/Wider Public Sector - South East 20 View Suppliers
Lot 9: HE/FE/Large Academy Trusts (8 or more schools in trust)/Wider Public Sector - South Central 20 View Suppliers
Lot 10: HE/FE/Large Academy Trusts (8 or more schools in trust)/Wider Public Sector - South West 20 View Suppliers
Lot 11: HE/FE/Large Academy Trusts (8 or more schools in trust)/Wider Public Sector - West 17 View Suppliers
Lot 12: HE/FE/Large Academy Trusts (8 or more schools in trust)/Wider Public Sector - Wales 15 View Suppliers
Lot 13: HE/FE/Large Academy Trusts (8 or more schools in trust)/Wider Public Sector - West Midlands 18 View Suppliers
Lot 14: HE/FE/Large Academy Trusts (8 or more schools in trust)/Wider Public Sector - Yorkshire 17 View Suppliers
Lot 15: HE/FE/Large Academy Trusts (8 or more schools in trust)/Wider Public Sector - Channel Islands 8 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
ARAMARK Limited 2018/1976
Aspens Services 2018/1977
BaxterStorey 2018/1978
Catering by Churchill 2018/1983
Caterlink 2018/1980
CH and CO Catering Limited 2018/1981
Chartwells 2018/1982
Mellors Catering Services 2018/1989
Lot 16: HE/FE/Large Academy Trusts (8 or more schools in trust)/Wider Public Sector - National 14 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
ARAMARK Limited 2018/1976
Aspens Services 2018/1977
BaxterStorey 2018/1978
Catering Academy Ltd 2018/1979
Catering by Churchill 2018/1983
Caterlink 2018/1980
CH and CO Catering Limited 2018/1981
Chartwells 2018/1982
Elior UK PLC 2018/1986
Harrison Catering Services Limited 2018/1987
Mellors Catering Services 2018/1989
Midshire Catering Services Limited 2018/1990
Sodexo Ltd 2018/1994
Taylor Shaw Limited 2018/1996
Lot 17: Academies/Small Academy Trusts (up to 7 schools in the trust)/Schools - East Anglia 20 View Suppliers
Lot 18: Academies/Small Academy Trusts (up to 7 schools in the trust)/Schools - East Midlands 19 View Suppliers
Lot 19: Academies/Small Academy Trusts (up to 7 schools in the trust)/Schools - London 20 View Suppliers
Lot 20: Academies/Small Academy Trusts (up to 7 schools in the trust)/Schools - Northern Ireland 8 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Aspens Services 2018/1977
Catering by Churchill 2018/1983
CH and CO Catering Limited 2018/1981
Chartwells 2018/1982
Innovate Services Limited 2018/2004
Mellors Catering Services 2018/1989
Miquill Catering Ltd 2018/2001
Palmer & Howells Ltd 2018/2005
Lot 21: Academies/Small Academy Trusts (up to 7 schools in the trust)/Schools - North East 19 View Suppliers
Lot 22: Academies/Small Academy Trusts (up to 7 schools in the trust)/Schools - North West 18 View Suppliers
Lot 23: Academies/Small Academy Trusts (up to 7 schools in the trust)/Schools - Scotland 12 View Suppliers
Lot 24: Academies/Small Academy Trusts (up to 7 schools in the trust)/Schools - South East 20 View Suppliers
Lot 25: Academies/Small Academy Trusts (up to 7 schools in the trust)/Schools - South Central 20 View Suppliers
Lot 26: Academies/Small Academy Trusts (up to 7 schools in the trust)/Schools - South West 20 View Suppliers
Lot 27: Academies/Small Academy Trusts (up to 7 schools in the trust)/Schools - West 19 View Suppliers
Lot 28: Academies/Small Academy Trusts (up to 7 schools in the trust)/Schools - Wales 16 View Suppliers
Lot 29: Academies/Small Academy Trusts (up to 7 schools in the trust)/Schools - West Midlands 19 View Suppliers
Lot 30: Academies/Small Academy Trusts (up to 7 schools in the trust)/Schools - Yorkshire 19 View Suppliers
Lot 31: Academies/Small Academy Trusts (up to 7 schools in the trust)/Schools - Channel Islands 9 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Aspens Services 2018/1977
Catering by Churchill 2018/1983
Caterlink 2018/1980
CH and CO Catering Limited 2018/1981
Chartwells 2018/1982
Innovate Services Limited 2018/2004
Mellors Catering Services 2018/1989
Miquill Catering Ltd 2018/2001
Palmer & Howells Ltd 2018/2005
Lot 32: Academies/Small Academy Trusts (up to 7 schools in the trust)/Schools - National 14 View Suppliers

How can I use this Deal

Under the EU Regulations in respect of this particular framework agreement, you are required to carry out a mini competition exercise, for which you have 2 options:

  1. Conduct the mini-competition exercise internally utilising the templates and step by step guide provided within the user guide.
  2. Use CPC Recommended Specialist Catering Advisors, Tenet Education Services. Tenet offer a specialist Catering Procurement Service, with a team of industry experts who can support your needs.

It is important to allow at least three months to achieve the best results from the procurement process

Does your institution have in-house catering services or does your curriculum include training kitchens? Join TUCO Ltd, the first choice catering procurement organisation for higher and further education. TUCO is a not for profit organisation, all CPC members are eligible to join and TUCO membership is free of charge.

Get a Quote

The CPC Quote Tool is free to use for all our members and offers quick, compliant access to all suppliers on our deals for purchases that fall below £189,330.

"The Quote Tool was easy to use and time saving, resulting in a straightforward process where we just had to put the details in once and could then use the reputable suppliers already recommended."

Deborah Anderson-Dixon, Finance Manager at Sir William Romney's School

For purchases that exceed £189,330, the CPC Sourcing Cloud is available that complies with the regulations to allow electronic tender returns whilst still being free to use for our members. Find out more about CPC Sourcing Cloud.

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Associated Documentation

The following documents are associated with this deal. Some are required for successful use of the deal and are clearly marked.

File Details Essential
User GuideThis is required reading if you are considering using this framework. It tells you everything you need to know about the panel of providers, eligibility, running the mini-competition process, and evaluating bids. YesDownload
Mini Competition DocumentThe attached template document should assist you with running your further competition and once completed should be sent to all suppliers on the relevant framework lot. YesDownload
Supplier By Lots Download
Call Off OC 2020 YesDownload
Terms & Conditions YesDownload

Contract Manager

The contracting authority for this deal is Crescent Purchasing Consortium.

Majid Khan

  • Name: Majid Khan
  • Tel: 0161 974 0949
  • Email: m.khan@thecpc.ac.uk
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