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Start date 01 Sep 2018
End date 31 Aug 2021
Extension date

Administered by TUCO (The University Caterers Organisation)
The TUCO Innovative Food & Drink Concepts framework agreement has been awarded to 17 suppliers over 10 lots:

Lots are as below:

  1. Healthy - Raw & Vegan, allergen aware, low fat/ sugar - 3 suppliers
  2. Asian - Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese, Korean etc – rice, noodles, stir fry, sides, Indian – Curries, Middle Eastern - Falafels - 5 suppliers
  3. North & South American - Burgers, hot / gourmet dogs, slow cooked meats, Jamaican, Mexican - Burrito’s, taco’s - 5 suppliers
  4. Italian – Pizza (standard/GF/Artisan), pasta - 4 suppliers
  5. Other European (Spanish, Greek, etc) - Paella, Koftas, Kebabs - 1 supplier
  6. Ice cream, gelato and waffles - 1 supplier
  7. Bread & Coffee Shop Concepts – made to order sandwich kiosks, savoury pastries, café concept, salad bars, pies - 4 suppliers
  8. Excluded
  9. Non Alcoholic drinks - Smoothies, shakes, blended ice, slush, water (boiled and chilled taps), bubble tea and other hot and cold drinks concepts - 2 suppliers
  10. Drink technology support concepts – cloud based bar management systems, drink dispense equipment - 3 suppliers

The contract commenced on 1st September 2018


When are the key dates for a certain framework?

Framework NameStart Date     End DateExtension Period
Catering light and heavy equipment (inc PPE)13/11/201812/11/202112/11/2022
Disposables and Kitchen Chemicals (inc PPE)15/12/201914/12/202114/12/2023
Fresh Fruit and Veg01/08/201831/07/202031/07/2022
Fresh/frozen meat and poultry01/01/201831/12/202031/12/2021
Grocery/frozen and chilled foods01/04/201931/03/202131/03/2023
Innovative Food & Drink Concepts01/09/201831/08/202131/08/2022
Hot Beverages04/01/202003/01/202203/01/2024
Kitchen Equipment Maintenance01/04/201931/03/202131/03/2023
Milk, diary, morning goods and bread24/10/201623/10/2021 
Soft Drinks01/10/201830/09/202030/09/2022
Sustainable Food Waste01/08/201731/07/202031/07/2021

Are all your suppliers vetted and accredited?

Yes. Dependent on the product category, we will have assessed the supplier’s credentials to be able to supply the goods and/or services.  Please see the SQ (selection questionnaire) questions relative to the product category you are interested in.  High risk food suppliers e.g. sandwich suppliers are also continually audited to ensure they meet food safety requirements.