The Caterer

Pelican wins three-year deal to manage Birmingham City Council food supply contract

25 October 2011 by
Pelican wins three-year deal to manage Birmingham City Council food supply contract

Procurement specialist Pelican Buying Group has won a three-year deal to manage a £42m food supply contract for the UK's largest local authority, Birmingham City Council.

Pelican is responsible for tendering and managing supply chain contracts for food and drink, catering disposables and light catering equipment for all directorates of BCC, including schools, elderly people's homes, leisure centres and civic and hospitality catering.

Three staff from Pelican will be based full-time at Birmingham City Council's office, supported by Pelican's head office in Surrey.

Shabaz Mohammed, managing director, Pelican Buying Group, said: "We are very excited to have been awarded the contract to manage Birmingham City Council's food and food-related purchasing."

A large proportion of the contract concentrates on the purchasing for over 400 schools, which includes sourcing products that not only meet the Government's nutritional standards, but also adhere to the council's sustainable and Fairtrade food procurement policies. Pelican has employed a nutritionist to provide technical expertise and support in product sourcing and nutrition product analysis.

Innovate signs £15m procurement deal with Pelican >>

By Neil Gerrard

E-mail your comments to Neil Gerrard here.

If you have something to say on this story or anything else join the debate at Table Talk - Caterer's new networking forum. Go to jobs

Looking for a new job? Find your next job here with jobs

Blogs on ]( Catch up with more news and gossip on all Caterer's blogs
[E-newsletters]([ For the latest hospitality news, sign up for our E-newsletters
The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!