10th Oct 2018


We are pleased to announce that the mandatory standstill period has passed without challenge and the new Outsourced Catering framework was launched on Monday 24 September 2018.

The framework will run for an initial period of 2 years with the option to extend for a further 2 x 1 year periods. This framework replaces the very successful Outsourced Catering framework that expired on 23 September 2018. The new framework offers a far wider range of suppliers and we are confident that the variety of suppliers should exceed member requirements. A maximum of 20 suppliers have been awarded a place on each lot to ensure an adequate response is received to each and every mini competition undertaken. Please see the Outsourced Catering framework page to see each lot’s coverage.

How will you conduct your mini competition?

  • Should sufficient expertise exist within your institution you’ll find a detailed user guide which includes a comprehensive mini competition template on the CPC website to help you to undertake the process.
  • Alternatively, you could utilise Tenet Education Services who employ Specialist Catering Advisors to undertake the whole process for you. Tenet have a track record of delivering outstanding results for CPC members. Find out how they can support you by visiting:, emailing: [email protected] or calling: 01376 511411.

Should you have any questions please contact Senior Contracts & Procurement Officer Sarah Garnett via email [email protected] or on 0161 974 0945.