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Catering Consultancy

You can rely on CPC's specialist team to support you with all your catering procurement requirements! 

Catering procurement is notoriously difficult to get right but when procured successfully it is one of the biggest areas where institutions can maximise quality, return on investment, innovation and value for money. The savings you can make through a well delivered catering process has the potential to equate to additional teaching posts! 

Education sector experts 

At CPC we understand the mechanics of good catering procurement. Our catering consultants have a record of success helping our education customers save money and significantly improve their services in compliance with the UK Public Contracts Regulations. We have experience improving poor-performing operations and helping institutions turn loss into profit. 

CPC's team of catering procurement specialists have many years of combined expertise gained in senior roles in both public and private sector organisations, bringing in-depth commercial knowledge and a fresh, innovative approach. 

Support throughout the process 

The procurement process for outsourced catering services is complex and takes around three months to complete. This is where CPC's catering procurement experts will come in to support you. Once your new cleaning provider is in place, you will have a quality service that serves delicious food and balanced meals to your students and colleagues whilst getting the best commercial results. 

Our catering procurement services 

CPC's consultancy services will be tailored to meet your needs, we offer support from one-off catering procurement advice through to providing a fully managed catering tender service. Whether you are looking to procure a new contract catering supplier, review your service provision or maximise your contract management, we can help. 

Specification Development  

Are you looking for a new concept or direction for your catering operations? CPC's catering consultants have extensive sector experience and can help you design the best catering and hospitality solution for your educational establishment. 


CPC's expert team can use their specialist knowledge to evaluate your catering service and ensure that you are receiving comparable value across the marketplace. 


Procure a new contract catering service which offers value for money, a quality service, healthy food and the opportunity to get a return on investment and upgrade to state-of-the-art facilities. 

Our procurement consultants can help you with: 

  • Pre-market engagement 

  • Drafting tender documents 

  • Managing the full tender process 

  • Leading evaluations 

  • Running supplier presentations 

Contract Management 

Our customers get free phone and email support throughout the full contract lifetime of our catering tender service, helping to ensure that you get the benefits your contract promised. If you need hands-on support CPC can attend contract review meetings and assist with supplier management for the duration of the agreement. 

Our team have served up some amazing results for our customers, HCUC (a merger between Uxbridge College and Harrow College) received a £290,000 investment in state-of-the-art facilities and a £80,000 per annum return. TheCPC Purchasing Consortium (CPC) Outsourced Catering frameworkwas used which is designed for the education sector and all the suppliers have a wealth of experience of working with colleges, universities, academies and schools. 

The catering tender process always brings challenges and to know there is someone on hand with the answers to your enquiries, to point you in the right direction and to provide advice and guidance has been something we would describe as an outstanding service offer by the team at Tenet (now known as CPC).
Vickie Keeling
United Endeavour Trust