Tendering resources

At Fresha we realise that the idea of appointing new school catering suppliers can be daunting. To ease the process of generating tender documentation for the provision of school meals, we have prepared a template tender document and associated guidance for your use. 

This will enable your school office to run a tender process in-house, saving your school the cost of outsourcing the service. The tender process will allow you to appoint a new catering supplier, which could result in improving your school’s nutritional standards and the associated wellbeing of the children.

You can change your catering supplier using our 3 straightforward steps:

  1. Download our tender document and guidance notes
  2. Give your incumbent supplier notice to end the contract (ensuring that the notice period is compliant with the terms of the contract, often this will be either 1 or 2 school terms)
  3. Run your tender process in-house and award your new catering contract

By completing this tender process and issuing a contract award to a new caterer we would expect your school to enjoy the benefits of healthy, nutritious school meals being consumed by the children, benefitting their overall wellbeing. 

Tender document template

Guidance notes for tender document

We will be updating these documents if and when legislation changes, adding additional helpful information to this section over time. We would like to be able to keep you informed of updates and additions.  If you click on the link above there is an option to register for updates without downloading the tender template.