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Start date 15 Dec 2019
End date 31 Mar 2024
Extension date

Administered by TUCO (The University Caterers Organisation)

The TUCO Disposables & Kitchen Chemicals framework agreement has been awarded to 22 suppliers over 5 lots:

•    Lot 1A: Disposable Products - 18 suppliers
•    Lot 1B: Reusable Alternatives to Disposables - 13 suppliers
•    Lot 2: Chemicals - 18 suppliers
•    Lot 3: Allergen Labelling - 11 suppliers
•    Lot 4: One Stop Shop (DIPCHEM) - 9 suppliers

The contract commenced on 15th December 2019.

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

Framework lots

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.