This TUCO framework covers the supply and distribution of a wide range of food products including: grocery, provisions, chilled and frozen food.

It is designed for the higher education and further education sectors and the following products can be purchased:

  • Canned/dried fruit and vegetables
  • Baking products
  • Rice and pasta
  • Sauces
  • Beverages
  • Any other grocery food / ingredients
  • Meat, poultry and fish
  • Chips
  • Vegetables
  • Bread / patisserie / viennoiserie
  • Cheese / milk / bacon / cured meats
  • Sandwich fillings
  • Any other grocery, frozen food, chilled food and ingredients

Key Facts

Start date
1st April 2019
End date
31st March 2023
Optional extension
31st March 2023

Key Benefits of this Framework

  1. It is free to use for members
  2. Eliminates the need to individually undertake your own full procurement exercise, which saves time and resources
  3. Simplifies the process and removes the cost in procuring the services and providers
  4. Legally compliant framework agreement developed within the UK Public Contract Regulations
  5. Consistent Terms & Conditions of contract
  6. Opportunity for further savings through further competition
  7. TUCO regularly audit the nominated suppliers to assist in the management and reduction of food safety risks

Supplier Details

Lots No. Suppliers
Lot 1: Grocery & Chilled HE & FE 13 View Suppliers
Lot 2: Frozen & Chilled HE & FE 14 View Suppliers
Lot 3: Chilled HE & FE 2 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Clegg's Chilled Food Service 2021/3238
Fife Creamery Ltd 2021/3239
Lot 4: Grocery, Frozen & Chilled HE & FE 14 View Suppliers

How can I use this Framework

You can use this framework by joining TUCO, it’s free for CPC members. Just complete TUCO’s application form or call TUCO on 0161 713 3420 to request membership.

If you don’t have CPC membership, firstly join CPC - it’s free for educational organisations, then contact TUCO to request membership.

Should you have any questions please contact Majid Khan, CPC Senior Contracts & Procurement Officer on 0161 974 0949

About TUCO .Ltd

TUCO Ltd is the leading professional membership body for in-house caterers operating in the education sector and wider public sector. TUCO are catering procurement experts, in-house catering specialists and operate on a not-for profit basis.

All CPC members are eligible to join TUCO for free and once you’re a member you can buy via TUCO’s procurement regulation compliant catering frameworks and access their wide range of suppliers. TUCO maximise value for their members and have a great range of membership benefits, learn more about TUCO.

Associated Documentation

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

File Details Essential
Frozen & Chilled Goods User Guide YesDownload

Contract Manager

The contracting authority for this framework is TUCO Ltd.

Majid Khan

  • Name: Majid Khan
  • Tel: 0161 974 0949
  • Email: [email protected]
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