58_21 Ready Meals

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Framework (Products)
2 year
28 Jan 2021
01 Jan 2021 to 31 Dec 2022
06 Oct 2020 00:00



Geochart for 1 buyers and 5 suppliers

1 buyer

5 suppliers


ESPO is seeking to establish a multi supplier framework agreement for the supply of frozen Ready Meal Solutions that shall include complete single portion main meals and desserts and multi-portion meal components, including main and side dishes, desserts and sweet and savoury sauces. Lot 1 - Single Portion Ready Meals, Lot 2- Multi-Portion Meal Components. The framework agreement has the option to extend for up to a further 24 months. The total estimated value stated includes the option period. To tender: (a) Go to www.eastmidstenders.org, (b) Register (c) Search for tender opportunity '58_21' d) Express an interest (e) Download the tender from the website.

Award Detail

1 Apetito (Canal Road Trowbridge)
  • Value: £20,000,000
2 BFS Group (Leigh Road Slough)
  • Value: £20,000,000
3 Icare (None)
  • Value: £20,000,000
4 Nhcase (None)
  • Value: £20,000,000
5 County Enterprise Foods Part of Nottinghamshire County Council (None)
  • Value: £20,000,000

CPV Codes

  • 15000000 - Food, beverages, tobacco and related products
  • 15800000 - Miscellaneous food products
  • 15882000 - Dietetic products
  • 15896000 - Deep-frozen products
  • 15894210 - School meals
  • 15894300 - Prepared dishes
  • 15894220 - Hospital meals
  • 15894200 - Prepared meals


  • Contract is suitable for SMEs.
  • Contract is suitable for VCOs.

Other Information

To express an interest: (a) go to www.eastmidstenders.org (b) register; (c) search for tender opportunity '58_20'; (d) express an interest. As a Central Purchasing Body as defined by the EU Procurement Directive 2014/24/EU, the Framework Agreement is open for use by Public Bodies (defined at https://www.espo.org/ESPO/media/Documents/FAQs/ ESPO-s_powers_to_trade__website_-2016-12-22.pdf) that also fall into one of the following classifications of user throughout all administrative regions of the UK: Local Authorities; Educational Establishments (including Academies); Central Government Departments and Agencies; Police, Fire & Rescue and Coastguard Emergency Services; NHS and HSC Bodies, including Ambulance Services; Registered Charities; Registered Social Landlords; The Corporate Office of the House of Lords, The Corporate Officer of the House of Commons; or any public body established by or under the Scotland Act 1998 or any Act of the Scottish Parliament. Details of the classification of end user establishments and geographical areas are available at: http://www.espo.org/ About-us-(1)/FAQs/Legal ESPO has established a commercial trading company, ESPO Trading Limited, whose target clients are third sector organisations such as national and local charities, public sector mutual organisations and other organisations involved in the delivery of services to or for the public sector. The successful Supplier may be asked to enter into an additional separate framework agreement (the Second Framework) with ESPO Trading Limited on materially similar terms to that found in the tender pack to be entered into by ESPO itself. Any Second Framework agreement will be a purely commercial agreement and will, for the avoidance of doubt, not be governed by the Public Contract Regulations 2015 or other public procurement legislation. ESPO Trading Limited may enter into the second framework agreement with the successful supplier and make it available to third sector clients who themselves are not required to follow the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 or other public procurement legislation. Accordingly, this is provided for bidders' information only. An eAuction process may be used to award subsequent call off contracts following the reopening of competition among the parties to the Framework Agreement. EastMids Tenders http://www.eastmidstenders.org