Brookland Infant and Nursery and Junior School

Brookland Infant and Junior Schools share a large site in North West London. The Schools have been Educo clients since 2009 when Educo assisted with the tender of the catering service which had previously been run by the local authority.

The catering service established in 2009 ensured Brookland were one of the first adopters of the Food for Life standard and benefitted from a guaranteed nil cost catering contract. The contract had been extended at the end of its original term but by 2014 it was a requirement to re-tender. The original catering contract had developed the food offering within the school and helped the pupils understand the benefits of well-cooked, fresh, healthy food.

The 2014 tender that Educo ran on behalf of the School was OJEU compliant and started with the development of a bespoke specification of the school’s needs and requirements. Educo provided all the relevant legal documentation to protect the school and to provide a financially viable and safeguarded position for the School.

The competitive nature of the tender gave the School a number of options to consider which included investment from the incoming caterer, a guaranteed nil cost contract with clearly measurable KPI’s and penalties on the contractor for non-performance.

The on-going contract management of the catering service by Educo and management information provided means high standards will continue to be met with the service continuing to develop.