Foodservice consultancy Radford Chancellor has extended its contract with the ESPO/Pro 5 government buying framework by 2 years until 2017.
Professional buying organisation ESPO is jointly owned by the county councils of Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire, Lincolnshire and Norfolk and the city council of Peterborough.
The Pro 5 framework is intended to make procuring consultancy services quick, simple and cost effective. It offers access to pre-approved suppliers, who can be appointed using an efficient and streamlined procurement process; therefore ensuring customers obtain value-for-money advice whilst enabling their outcomes to be achieved.
Catering area design, equipment and services is one of the areas covered by the framework’s scope. Radford Chancellor is one of three national catering consultancies approved to supply to the Pro 5 public sector group.
The framework is available for use nationally by any public sector body in the UK including: local authority establishments, schools and academies, police and emergency services, NHS and HSC bodies, central government departments and registered charities.