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Frameworks

Start date 01 Apr 2019
End date 31 Mar 2021
Extension date
Overview

Administered by TUCO (The University Caterers Organisation)

The TUCO Kitchen Equipment Maintenance, Deep Cleaning & Ventilation Ducting Services framework is a DPS agreement.

A Dynamic Purchasing System otherwise known as a DPS, is a procurement tool for works, services and goods. A DPS is similar to an electronic framework agreement, but new suppliers can apply to join at any time. Dynamic Purchasing Systems are run as an entirely electronic process and using the restricted procedure.

A DPS is run using a two-stage process. Firstly, during the initial setup stage all suppliers who meet the set criteria will be admitted to the DPS and there is no limit on how many suppliers may apply to it. The second stage of a DPS is where contracts are awarded. The contracting authority invites all suppliers on the DPS or within the relevant category within the DPS to bid for the contract.

Visit the Framework Document section, and the Supplier pages, to access more information.

Framework lots
FAQ

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
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 
Sandwiches01/07/201830/06/202130/06/2022
Soft Drinks01/10/201830/09/202030/09/2022
Sustainable Food Waste01/08/201731/07/202031/07/2021
Vending01/10/202030/09/202230/09/2024

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.