School catering framework worth £65m open for bidding

4th February 2020

Academies Enterprise Trust is seeking a supplier for a catering service for schools. This contract is valued at £65 million.


This tender is for the provision of catering services for 55 academies. These are currently provided through a range of providers including own academy in -house provision, local authorities, other schools or outsourced third party suppliers. The contract will be split into 3 lots and bidding suppliers may bid for any combination of lots including the option of a single supplier award for all 3 regions. The lots are as follows:

  • Lot 1: Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, Humberside, and Staffordshire
  • Lot 2: Essex, Kent and London
  • Lot 3: Birmingham, Milton Keynes, Bristol, Gloucester, Devon, Hampshire, Isle of Wight

The contract will be for an initial period of five years with the option to extend for a further two years.


The deadline for the submission of tenders is 26 March.



How can we help?


The Bid Team’s bidding experts have many years’ experience and proven records of successfully bidding into the public sector. To find out more about our success, you can visit our case studies page. Alternatively, fill out the form below to get in touch.