Published date: 22 December 2021

Last edited date: 22 December 2021

This notice was replaced on 21 April 2022

This notice does not contain the most up-to-date information about this procurement. The most recent notice is:

Awarded contract (published 21 April 2022)

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Contract summary


  • Horse or hand-drawn carts and other non-mechanically-propelled vehicles - 34911000

  • Kitchen furniture and equipment - 39141000

  • Kitchen equipment - 39221000

    • Catering supplies - 39222000

    • Catering equipment - 39310000

    • Microwave ovens - 39711362

    • Ventilating or recycling hoods - 39714000

    • Hot-water boilers - 42161000

    • Machinery for the industrial preparation or manufacture of food or drink - 42215000

    • Non-domestic ovens - 42340000

    • Repair and maintenance services of catering equipment - 50883000

    • Installation services (except software) - 51000000

    • Project and design preparation, estimation of costs - 71242000

    • Survey design services - 79311100

    • Interior design services - 79932000

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

22 December 2021

Closing date

31 January 2022

Closing time


Contract start date

1 April 2022

Contract end date

31 March 2024

Contract type

Supply contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



ESPO is seeking to establish a multi-supplier, multi-lot framework agreement covering a wide range of catering equipment.

The framework shall include commercial catering equipment, turnkey kitchen design solutions, maintenance of commercial catering equipment, light catering equipment and catering consumables:

Lot 1 - Commercial Catering Equipment
Lot 2 - Turnkey Kitchen Solutions
Lot 3 - Maintenance of Commercial Catering Equipment
Lot 4 - Light Catering Equipment
Lot 5 - Catering Consumables

The framework agreement has the option to extend for up to a further 24 months. The total estimated value stated includes the option period.

To tender: (a) Go to, (b) Register (c) Search for tender opportunity '98_22' d) Express an interest (e) Download the tender from the website (documents can be found in the first question of the Online Questionnaire).

More information

Previous notice about this procurement

98_22 Catering Equipment

  • Opportunity
  • Published 22 December 2021


Additional text

As a Central Purchasing Body as defined in the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, the Framework Agreement is open for use by Public Bodies (defined at that also fall into one of the following classifications of user throughout all administrative regions of the UK: Local Authorities; Educational Establishments (including Academies); Central Government Departments and Agencies; Police, Fire & Rescue and Coastguard Emergency Services; NHS and HSC Bodies, including Ambulance Services; Registered Charities; Registered Social Landlords; The Corporate Office of the House of Lords, The Corporate Officer of the House of Commons; or any public body established by or under the Scotland Act 1998 or any Act of the Scottish Parliament. Details of the classification of end user establishments and geographical areas are available at:

ESPO has established a commercial trading company, ESPO Trading Limited, whose target clients are third sector organisations such as national and local charities, public sector mutual organisations and other organisations involved in the delivery of services to or for the public sector. The successful Supplier may be asked to enter into an additional separate framework agreement (the Second Framework) with ESPO Trading Limited on materially similar terms to that found in the tender pack to be entered into by ESPO itself.

Any Second Framework agreement will be a purely commercial agreement and will, for the avoidance of doubt, not be governed by the Public Contract Regulations 2015 or other public procurement legislation. ESPO Trading Limited may enter into the second framework agreement with the successful supplier and make it available to third sector clients who themselves are not required to follow the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 or other public procurement legislation. Accordingly, this is provided for bidders' information only.

An eAuction process may be used to award subsequent call off contracts following the reopening of competition among the parties to the Framework Agreement.

About the buyer

Contact name

Food, Communities and Technology Procurement Team


Barnsdale Way, Grove Park
LE19 1ES
United Kingdom