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Outsourced Catering Services

This Framework is for the supply of a wide range of catering services across education and the wider public sector.

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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 400 plus educational establishments including schools, colleges, academies/academy trusts and universities.

The framework has 36 suppliers who are contract catering companies for schools, academies, colleges and universities. These suppliers are distributed across 32 regional lots.

The Department for Education (DfE) recommend this Framework to Schools and Academies.

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  1. Compliant with Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015)
  2. Choice of Provider
  3. Time Saving & Easy to Use
  4. CPC Contract Manager Assistance & Support
  5. Framework Specific User Guide
How to Use

CPC typically recommend that members undertake a further competition considering their own particular requirements, however please see the user guide for further details.

Get a Quote

The CPC Quote Tool makes it easy to perform and manage a further competition exercise on this Framework. It's free to use for all our members and offers quick, compliant access to all suppliers on purchases that fall below £214,904.00

Get a Quote

If your purchase exceeds £214,904.00, 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 the CPC Sourcing Cloud.

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Associated Documentation
  • Framework User Guide Essential
    This 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.
  • Mini Competition Document Essential
    The attached “Invitation to Mini Competition” template document should assist you with running your further competition and once completed should be sent to all suppliers on the framework.
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The contracting authority for this Framework is Crescent Purchasing Consortium.

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