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Education Catering Services DPS

A compliant, DfE-approved Dynamic Purchasing System.

As a school leader, you face the challenge of balancing budget constraints with providing nutricious meals for your students and staff.

Education Buying's compliant solution offers you a choice of local, trusted, and socially responsible suppliers, ensuring quality without compromise.

With our guidance, you can avoid procurement pitfalls. Let's transform your school's catering with ease.

It's our mission to save your school money make your life easier

Are you looking for a streamlined and regulation-compliant method of procuring catering services for your school?

This is a PCR15-compliant way to access the market via an easy Further Competition process for a fully managed, outsourced catering service.

  • Pre-vetted suppliers ensure a faster award process.
  • It is specifically for school catering services with the flexibility to respond to changes in the market.
  • It has been split into geographical areas (Lots) so that national and local suppliers can offer their services.

Benefits of our Catering DPS

Support on hand

Further Competition documents are checked by us before processing, giving peace of mind for accuracy and ensuring you get the right catering service to meet your school's needs.

Simple to use

We provide ready-to-use Further Competition documents with step-by-step instructions, saving you time. The templates are aided by a detailed user guide and ancillary documents.

Social value

Our Catering DPS includes social value as part of the assessed award criteria when running a Further Competition. This gives suppliers the opportunity to include social value outcomes that benefit the school and community.

Start making use of the benefits now:

Catering Suppliers

Our current suppliers on the Catering DPS are below.

If you don't see a supplier that you would like to use, you can request they join.

  • Accent Catering Services Ltd
  • Aspens Services Ltd
  • BD Group
  • Caterlink Ltd
  • Churchill Contract Services
  • City Catering
  • Cityserve
  • Compass Group UK
  • Derbyshire County Council
  • Dolce Ltd
  • Educaterers Ltd
  • Harrison Catering Service Ltd
  • Hutchison Catering Services Ltd
  • Innovative Services
  • ISS Mediclean Limited T/A ISS Facility
  • JPL Catering
  • Juniper Pursuits Limited
  • Kirklees Council
  • Mellors Catering Services
  • Miquill Catering
  • Nottingham Catering
  • Oldham Council
  • Orian Solutions
  • Pabulum Ltd
  • Relish School Food
  • Salford City Council – Citywide Services
  • Sefton Council
  • Servest Group Limited
  • Shires Services
  • Sodexo Limited
  • Stir Food Ltd
  • Taylor Shaw
  • The Pantry (UK) Limited
  • The School Lunch Company
  • Totally Local Company
  • Trafford Catering Services as part of Trafford Council
  • Vertas Group Limited
  • Wilson Jones Catering Ltd

Further Competition Timeline

Education Buying can provide free help to make your Catering tender a stress-free experience. Click through to see the different stages of the process.

Do you need more help?

Navigating complex procurement requires expertise, experience, and a deep understanding of the education sector’s unique challenges.

Our expert team is here to ensure that your school’s tender processes are compliant and optimised for the best outcomes.

Let us handle the complexities while you focus on what truly matters – providing an exceptional education.

Victoria Lawson

As a former education professional, Victoria understands the challenges schools face. She has a passion for helping MATs and schools achieve their goals of cost savings and compliance.

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Victoria is your Education Business Manager and is here to help with all your procurement needs. Just enter your details for more information.

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