Aquila Trust, Canterbury
Procurement of a trust-wide catering contract
Schools’ Buying Club worked with the Aquila Trust (10 primary schools) to source a professional outsourced catering provider. The goal was to provide a range of good quality, nutritious meals for pupils and staff, that comply with the government’s minimum nutritional and food-based standards for the educational sector. The trust asked that meals should reflect the growth in healthy eating trends, promote uptake, and comply with the new Ofsted guidance for catering.
Relishing the challenge of working with the Trust and its ten schools, Schools’ Buying Club were successful in attracting 13 suppliers to the tender. Schools’ Buying Club undertook a quality and viability assessment and fully compliant evaluation process, which resulted in The Diocese appointing Nourish Contract Catering Ltd as their catering supplier – giving them a guaranteed return of over £25K over the lifetime of the contract.