NEPRO Case Study: Bath NES and School Catering Services
An early adopter of NEPRO, Bath and North East Somerset Council has used the nationally available solution for the procurement of more than 480 projects across 18 categories of spend.
The Council required Bloom, our delivery partner for NEPRO, to find a specialist catering consultancy supplier to develop practical strategies and support the delivery of training to head teachers, school business and finance managers and governors on best practice relating to school catering contracts.
Bloom advised the Council to run the procurement as a competitive tender to encourage competition, value for money and to ensure the awarded supplier held the right knowledge and experience to successfully deliver the desired outcomes.
The supplier, AVL Consultancy Ltd, a Surrey-based SME who specialises in the food service sector, was awarded the project as a result of their expertise and proven experience working with other local authorities as specialist catering and hospitality consultants.
The project was delivered both below cost and within the necessary timeframes. AVL Consultancy Ltd were able to identify where the Council could deliver significant savings whilst retaining a high quality of food and service.
Following the completion of the service all schools were able to make their own arrangements for school meals.
AVL Consultancy Ltd helped the Council deliver ‘Food for Life Silver’ across the majority of schools within the region and increase the use of locally sourced produce. They also investigated and recommended a long-term operating model that would continue to deliver best practice catering solutions for schools and for the Council.
You can read the full case study at nepro.org.uk
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