Decision details

Supply of frozen and grocery products for the delivery of Twelve15 Catering Services

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Decision required to re- procure the provision of frozen and grocery supplies.





To Procure be approved and agreed the proposed route to  market of a full open competitive tender process that Procurement, Pelican (the appointed Food Buying Agent) and Twelve15 will effect to obtain the best value catering service for schools with an efficient supply and distribution of frozen and grocery supplies across the Twelve15 contract portfolio. 


Reasons for decision:


The existing contract for the supply of frozen and grocery supplies to facilitate the service expired in October 2020.

In order to ensure the provision of the catering service continued to evolve with the change of customer expectation and ever changing food trends, Twelve15 had undertaken an extensive supplier engagement process to fully engage with the market and ensure the future contract for the supply of frozen and grocery products fully reflected the need of the business.  In July 2019, Twelve15, Pelican and Procurement undertook a supplier engagement exercise whereby 5 suppliers in the market were invited to present against a prescribed brief setting out 5 key priority areas:

1.    Flexibility of supply chain

2.    Carbon Footprint

3.    Innovation in the Market

4.    Sourcing

5.    Engagement


The information gleaned from the supplier engagement exercise will be used to inform the tender specification to ensure the commissioning of a supplier is in line with the needs of Twelve15’s business.  The successful supplier will be expected to deliver food innovation and development concepts, support promotional and marketing activity to increase business uptake, promote and encourage healthy eating and to supply product that fully comply with food safety legislation and offer a value for money ethos.


[The decisions on this item can be called in by the Resources and Performance Select Committee]


Report author: Andy Clarke

Publication date: 18/12/2019

Date of decision: 17/12/2019

Decided at meeting: 17/12/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 31/12/2019

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