LACA, the school food people, has partnered with The University Caterers Organisation (TUCO) to create the LACA Buying Group.
The Buying Group will allow LACA members to procure cost effective food and supply contracts for their business.
TUCO/LACA Buying Group frameworks:
Catering Light & Heavy Equipment
Disposables & Kitchen Chemicals
Fresh Fruit & Vegetables
Fresh/Frozen Meat & Poultry
Grocery Frozen & Chilled Foods
Kitchen Equipment Maintenance, Deep Cleaning & Ventilation Ducting Services
Milk, Dairy, Morning Goods & Bread
Sandwiches and Associated Products
Soft Drinks and Associated Products
Sustainable Food Waste Management Services
Mike Haslin, chief executive of TUCO, said, “We will be opening up 12 fully EU compliant framework agreements to LACA members.
“This will give you access to over 200 approved suppliers, over 80% of which are SME’s so as well as dealing with the very large national providers we have a framework of suppliers locally based throughout the UK.
'We delivered for our membership last year over £12 million in saving against an annual spend of £146 million.”