A £1.54m foodservice equipment maintenance contract is now on offer from Sheffield City Council.
The deal will cover the servicing, maintenance and repair of school kitchen equipment and air handling systems at 90 schools which currently operate within the school catering arrangements, a mixture of nursery and primary, special and secondary establishments.
The tender’s winner will be tasked with providing a responsive and effective repair service in all sites as required, and which minimises disruption to the catering service, as well as ensuring that the highest standards of health and safety are achieved in all sites, at all times.
The council’s current contract is due to expire on 31 March 2022. Therefore it is inviting catering equipment servicing firms to submit their participation requests by 7 February at 4pm.
Sheffield City Council also specified that the tenderer must maintain its offer for a minimum of 3 months from the date of the tender’s receipt.
The council’s Paula Martin stated: “With the standard of school food well established within a legal contract, together with a professional catering contractor, and a new contract for the service and maintenance of equipment, there is opportunity for shared experiences for kitchen developments which, if funding becomes available, can bring development opportunities for the benefit of the service.”