Foster has confirmed that the Government Procurement Services (GPS) has extended its contract to supply refrigeration products to the public sector.
The renewal of the King’s Lynn-based company’s status as a supplier to the government marks the continuation of its 36-year relationship with the public sector.
Paul Veried, VP refrigeration & weigh Europe at Foster, insists the breadth of the company’s product offering means it can meet the needs of government customers.
“Many factors are crucial in this sector, and while exceptional working performance is a pre-requisite, it is the combination of value-for-money products with the lowest running costs in the market, that makes Foster Refrigerator an ideal partner for the public sector,” he said. “We are proud to continue that relationship.”
The GPS came under fire last year for the way that the public sector procurement process for catering equipment was handled, with Hobart the only supplier out of more than 30 to make it through to the award stage.
However, the Lot for commercial refrigeration was not included during that process, which is the reason for the timing of the announcement.