SPONSORED: Why you should use a framework to outsource your catering services

SPONSORED: Why you should use a framework to outsource your catering services

Have you considered outsourcing or procuring your catering services but thought it would be too difficult? Using a framework takes some of the headache of doing this away to make the process as painless as possible for you.
ESPO’s Catering Services framework (704) offers a quick, simple and competitive route to outsourcing and procuring your catering services. It offers the diversity to provide a variety of services including canteen style services to event catering, community meals services and grab and go.

How to access our framework
Since every setting has its own set of specific requirements, access to the framework is done by running a further competition which is likely to take three to four months.
Further competitions are based on a simple, competitive process; it offers you a way of testing and demonstrating value for money. You can secure formal quotations from service providers customised to your precise needs; this may include working with you on Food for Life or CQUIN requirements or cater to theme days.

Advantages of using a framework
• Simple and easy to use
All of our documents are user friendly including our free templates which include simple prompts to guide you through the process.
• Dependable supplier standards
We know that putting your trust in a supplier can be a difficult decision, so we only included suppliers that we have pre-approved to make sure you receive the highest of standards.

• Collaboration
You can access the framework as an individual customer or as a group depending on what best suits your needs.
• Additional support
Suppliers can offer complimentary services if you need them such as menu planning, dining systems and marketing support.
If you would like to find out more about this framework or discuss your catering requirements, please contact our Managing Food and Catering team on [email protected]