Decision details

Contract Extension for the Provision of Primary Phase School Meals OKD67 (20/21)

Decision Maker: Director of Education and Skills

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Councils main contract for the provision of Primary Phase school meals is delivered by Chartwells, who currently provide a service to a total of 194 schools. The contract was let on a 5-year term, commencing 31 July 2016, with the option for a period of up to 5 years extension. The meals provided through the contract include Free School Meals (FSM), Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM), and parent paid Key Stage two (KS2) meals.


Following extensive recent stakeholder engagement, marketplace consultations and significant supplier negotiations the County Council proposes to extend the contract with Chartwells for the available full 5-year period.



The Director of Education and Skills has approved the extension of the Primary Phase School Meals contract for a period of 5 years ending in July 2026.


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Publication date: 11/03/2021

Date of decision: 11/03/2021

Effective from: 23/03/2021

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