By
11th Nov 2021

TUCO is the leading professional membership body for in-house caterers operating in the higher, further education and public sector.  

CPC members have always had access to TUCO frameworks through CPC’s strategic partnership with TUCO to offer specialist catering frameworks to our members.  

TUCO always aim to offer market-leading value for money, which is why they have expanded and improved their framework agreements to maximise our members’ combined spend, which is in excess of £14million a year.

Other benefits of using TUCO’s frameworks include:  

  • Member-led involvement both pre-tender and throughout the life of the Framework. 
  • Annual review meetings with each supplier. 
  • Regular price reviews led by the Category Managers. 
  • Independent benchmarking. 
  • Quality assurance is equally important as value for money and members can be assured that TUCO suppliers have been through a rigorous approval process. It is mandatory that TUCO food and drink suppliers have at least 3rd party STS accreditation. 
  • Delivering annual savings to members in excess of £15 million
  • Giving members access to almost 300 quality-assured suppliers 
  • No barriers to entry 80% of TUCO suppliers are SMEs or microenterprises 
  • In-depth insightful market intelligence through TUCO research

 

CPC and TUCO’s web teams have been working closely together to ensure that members have greater visibility of TUCO’s framework portfolio and have now added full details of all current  TUCO frameworks to the CPC website. These frameworks are designed to meet the needs of universities, colleges and schools and they cover a wide variety of catering products and services: 

1. Alcohol 

2. Catering Innovation and Concept Solution (CICS) 

3. Catering Light & Heavy Equipment 

4. Convenience Retail Products and Services 

5. Design & Installation for the Customer Experience (Catering & Social Spaces) 

6. Disposables & Kitchen Chemicals 

7. Food Waste Management Services DPS 

8. Fresh Fruit & Vegetables 

9. Fresh Seafood 

10. Fresh/Frozen Butchered Meat & Poultry 

11. Grocery Frozen & Chilled Foods 

12. Hot Beverage 

13. Kitchen Equipment Maintenance, Deep Cleaning & Ventilation Ducting Services DPS 

14. Milk, Dairy, Morning Goods & Bread (forthcoming)  

15. Sandwiches and Associated Products 

16. Soft Drinks and Associated Products 

17. Temporary Structures DPS 

18. Vegan and Vegetarian Specialist Foods 

19. Vending DPS 

 

You can use these agreements by joining TUCO, which is completely free for CPC members. 

To find out more visit our TUCO page or contact the CPC helpdesk at [email protected] or 0800 066 2188.