A total of 13 contract caterers have won the right to bid for school catering contracts with Hampshire County Council, as part of a £16m framework deal.
The caterers will be invited to swot up and bid via mini competitions for catering services to free schools, local authority maintained schools, pre-schools, post 16 colleges, higher education institutions, independent schools and children's centres.
The contracts will be for an initial period of four years, with the option to extend to a maximum of seven years.
The annual turnover for the contracts is likely to range from £25,000 to £350,000.
The 13 contractors to win a place on the framework are:
Accent Catering Services
Catering by Churchill
Edwards and Ward
Taylor Shaw (part of Elior)
Harrison Catering Services
The contracts will be awarded on price.
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