Issue details

Contract Extension for the Provision of Primary Phase School Meals

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.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 02/11/2020

Decision due: March 2021 by Director of Education and Skills

Lead member: Paul Wagstaff, Director of Education and Skills

Lead director: Paul Wagstaff

Contact: John Figgins, Head of Caterins Services Email: Tel: 033 02222814.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Director of Education and Skills, via the officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken.




Legal and Finance

Democratic Services Contact: Wendy Saunders Tel: 033 022 22553

Background3: Best Start in Life


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