Decision details

Awarding of Frozen Food Contract to a supplier on behalf of Catering Services

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


Councillor Tahir Rafiq, Cabinet Member for Corporate Affairs and HR, presented the report which regarding the award of the frozen food supply contract providing school meals across the borough.



Cabinet authorised the award of the frozen food supply contract to JJ Food Services from 06/10/23 to 03/09/25 with 2 options to extend for an additional 12 months (2+1+1).


Reasons for the decision:

JJ Food Service achieved the highest scores across the three criteria as to cost, quality, and social value/ sustainability . It is therefore best placed to meet the needs of the catering provision as well as supporting the Council’s strategic priorities and meeting the relevant governance and legal requirements.


Other options considered and rejected:

The Schools Catering team could revert to the AGMA (Association of Greater Manchester Authorities) preferred supplier, to which Bury Council can access; Dunster’s Farms, however using Dunster’s would not represent best value or quality as they achieved the lowest overall score of the five bidders who submitted bids in the Council’s tendering exercise.

Publication date: 09/10/2023

Date of decision: 05/10/2023

Decided at meeting: 05/10/2023 - Cabinet

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