Pelican Procurement Services has been awarded by Leeds Beckett University the contract to purchase food, beverages and associated consumables as well as taking responsibility for the management of their supply chain.
Leeds Beckett has 26,000 students at their Leeds campuses and just over 2,400 staff. Their facilities include 2 food courts across 2 sites providing a full range of consumer offers throughout the day. In addition to the food courts, the University manages and operates 4 retail outlets, 3 coffee shops, a new conference centre and provides internal and external hospitality food services for staff and visitors to the University. The University’s current spend is over £1.8M.
Lesley Carden, Procurement Manager at Leeds Beckett University said “We were looking for an external provider to source, tender and contract manage our food services. We awarded the contract to Pelican as they demonstrated their expertise and depth of knowledge of the food industry, and EU procurement and supply chain management. We felt that they would be the best partner to help us improve our operation and support us in expanding and improving our offering.”
Pelican will be supporting the University’s procurement and catering teams in achieving their goals by delivering better prices and quality, developing supplier and customer relationships, ensuring compliance and delivering process efficiencies through the provision of bespoke procurement together with supply chain management and cloud-based back office systems.
Shabaz Mohammed, Managing Director at Pelican Procurement Services said, “We are delighted to partner with Leeds Beckett University. Our team are very excited to be part of the University’s ambition to improve profitability and provide innovative solutions to cater for the student market.
Pelican Procurement Services is a market-leading food procurement and supply chain specialist, supporting individual and multi-site organisations with their catering provision in education, hospitality and health care.
Pelican’s team of procurement specialists are CIPS qualified with in-depth food industry and EU procurement knowledge. Pelican’s award winning cloud-based management system, Pi, enables organisations to achieve significant savings, improve back-office processes and gain greater control and visibility over their purchasing.