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New Primary School Meal Framework Award

I can confirm that the new Framework for Primary School Meals (to start 1st August 2018) has now been awarded.


By using this framework schools will be able to either directly award (to the highest scoring tenderer - see pages 7-9 of the user guide for scores), or carry out a mini competition between providers able to supply to the area.


Areas awarded:


  • Lot 1 - West Dorset Area: Local Food Links
  • Lot 2 - Weymouth and Portland: Chartwells, Local Food Links, Weyco Services (cook chill only)
  • Lot 3 - Dorchester Area: Local Food Links, Weyco Services (cook chill only)
  • Lot 4 - North Dorset: Chartwells
  • Lot 5 - Blandford Area: Chartwells, Local Food Links
  • Lot 6 - Purbeck Area: Chartwells, Weyco Services (cook chill only)
  • Lot 7 - East Dorset: Chartwells, Forerunner
  • Lot 8 - Bournemouth: Chartwells, Forerunner
  • Lot 9 - Poole: Chartwells, Star Cuisine


Please find attached:


  • Framework User Guide
  • Guide to Carrying out a Mini Competition
  • Framework Area Map


Any length of contract up to a maximum of four years can be awarded - upon award the user agreement of page 27-28 of the User Guide must be completed and returned to


Any queries regarding this framework should be directed to Roger Allen at

30 Jan 2018

Roger Allen
Procurement Services
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