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.

Key Facts

Start date
26th September 2022
End date
25th September 2025
Optional extension
24th September 2026

Key Benefits of this Framework

  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

Supplier Details

Lots No. Suppliers
Lot 1: HE/FE/Large Academy Trusts (8 or more schools in trust)/Wider Public Sector – East Anglia 21 View Suppliers
Lot 2:HE/FE/Large Academy Trusts (8 or more schools in trust)/Wider Public Sector – East Midlands 25 View Suppliers
Lot 3:HE/FE/Large Academy Trusts (8 or more schools in trust)/Wider Public Sector – London 24 View Suppliers
Lot 4:HE/FE/Large Academy Trusts (8 or more schools in trust)/Wider Public Sector – Northern Ireland 13 View Suppliers
Lot 5: HE/FE/Large Academy Trusts (8 or more schools in trust)/Wider Public Sector – North East 24 View Suppliers
Lot 6: HE/FE/Large Academy Trusts (8 or more schools in trust)/Wider Public Sector – North West 25 View Suppliers
Lot 7: HE/FE/Large Academy Trusts (8 or more schools in trust)/Wider Public Sector – Scotland 13 View Suppliers
Lot 8: HE/FE/Large Academy Trusts (8 or more schools in trust)/Wider Public Sector – South East 24 View Suppliers
Lot 9: HE/FE/Large Academy Trusts (8 or more schools in trust)/Wider Public Sector – South Central 23 View Suppliers
Lot 10:HE/FE/Large Academy Trusts (8 or more schools in trust)/Wider Public Sector – South West 21 View Suppliers
Lot 11: HE/FE/Large Academy Trusts (8 or more schools in trust)/Wider Public Sector – West 23 View Suppliers
Lot 12: HE/FE/Large Academy Trusts (8 or more schools in trust)/Wider Public Sector – Wales 18 View Suppliers
Lot 13: HE/FE/Large Academy Trusts (8 or more schools in trust)/Wider Public Sector – West Midlands 24 View Suppliers
Lot 14: HE/FE/Large Academy Trusts (8 or more schools in trust)/Wider Public Sector – Yorkshire 23 View Suppliers
Lot 15: HE/FE/Large Academy Trusts (8 or more schools in trust)/Wider Public Sector – Channel Islands 11 View Suppliers
Lot 16: HE/FE/Large Academy Trusts (8 or more schools in trust)/Wider Public Sector – National 22 View Suppliers
Lot 17: Academies / Small Academy Trusts (Up to 7 schools in the trust) / Schools – East Anglia 21 View Suppliers
Lot 18: Academies / Small Academy Trusts (Up to 7 schools in the trust) / Schools – East Midlands 27 View Suppliers
Lot 19: Academies / Small Academy Trusts (Up to 7 schools in the trust) / Schools – London 25 View Suppliers
Lot 20: Academies / Small Academy Trusts (Up to 7 schools in the trust) / Schools – Northern Ireland 11 View Suppliers
Lot 21: Academies / Small Academy Trusts (Up to 7 schools in the trust) / Schools – North East 24 View Suppliers
Lot 22: Academies / Small Academy Trusts (Up to 7 schools in the trust) / Schools – North West 26 View Suppliers
Lot 23: Academies / Small Academy Trusts (Up to 7 schools in the trust) / Schools – Scotland 14 View Suppliers
Lot 24: Academies / Small Academy Trusts (Up to 7 schools in the trust) / Schools – South East 25 View Suppliers
Lot 25: Academies / Small Academy Trusts (Up to 7 schools in the trust) / Schools – South Central 24 View Suppliers
Lot 26: Academies / Small Academy Trusts (Up to 7 schools in the trust) / Schools – South West 23 View Suppliers
Lot 27: Academies / Small Academy Trusts (Up to 7 schools in the trust) / Schools – West 24 View Suppliers
Lot 28: Academies / Small Academy Trusts (Up to 7 schools in the trust) / Schools – Wales 19 View Suppliers
Lot 29: Academies / Small Academy Trusts (Up to 7 schools in the trust) / Schools – West Midlands 27 View Suppliers
Lot 30: Academies / Small Academy Trusts (Up to 7 schools in the trust) / Schools – Yorkshire 25 View Suppliers
Lot 31: Academies / Small Academy Trusts (Up to 7 schools in the trust) / Schools – Channel Islands 11 View Suppliers
Lot 32: Academies / Small Academy Trusts (Up to 7 schools in the trust) / Schools – National 22 View Suppliers

How can I use this Framework

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

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If you require support in running a further competition via this framework, Tenet Services can help. Tenet offer a nationwide service specialising in assisting education establishments to complete further competitions.

Tenet are part of the Crescent Purchasing Group of Companies and operate on a not-for-profit basis.

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The CPC Quote Tool is free to use for all our members and offers quick, compliant access to all suppliers on our frameworks for purchases that fall below £213,477.

"The Quote Tool was easy to use and time saving, resulting in a straightforward process where we just had to put the details in once and could then use the reputable suppliers already recommended."

Deborah Anderson-Dixon, Finance Manager at Sir William Romney's School

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Contract Manager

The contracting authority for this framework is Crescent Purchasing Consortium.

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