Pelican Procurement Services, a leading procurement specialist, has been awarded a support contract by University of York, worth £2m+ per year. The three-year agreement includes the option of a further three-year extension.
The contract will see the Pelican procurement team manage the university’s procurement and supply chain needs associated with the purchase of food, beverages, and related consumables. Furthermore, Pelican will also be providing advanced technology tools to help the university efficiently manage the internal processes associated with its catering operation, across the whole campus.
Founded on principles of excellence, equality and opportunity for all, the University of York is one of the world’s leading universities, and a member of the Russell Group of universities, with 18,000 students and staff.
The University of York has 15 catering outlets offering a diverse range of dining areas and retail shops both on and off campus to cater for the needs of staff, students and visitors. Unlike high street branded concepts where each outlet provides a prescribed set menu offer, the university provides a diverse range of menu concepts. The university’s hospitality operation is managed centrally by its commercial services with current annual spend of around £2m+.
Pelican will be supporting the university’s procurement and catering teams in achieving their goals
Rob Hunt, director of procurement and transactional services at University of York said: “As we are planning to expand our hospitality operation, we were looking for a scalable, efficient, cloud-based stock and allergen management system that would integrate with one-stop shop purchasing arrangements, allowing the university to generate best value for money and increase operational efficiencies.”
“We awarded the contract to Pelican as they demonstrated that their advanced technology, Pi, and their procurement expertise and supply chain management will help us achieve cost savings as well as improve our hospitality 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, quality, and developing supplier and customer relationships. Pelican delivers compliance and process efficiencies through the provision of bespoke procurement together with supply chain management and cloud-based back office systems.
Franco Scannella, managing director at Pelican Procurement Services said: “We are delighted to partner with the University of York. Our team are very excited to be part of the university’s ambition to move from manual to online processing in order to improve profitability and provide innovative solutions to enhance their catering service for the student market.”