Buyer Profile – The Universities Catering Organisation (TUCO)

Twitter: @TUCOltd

About TUCO: TUCO is the leading professional membership body for ‘in house’ caterers operating in the higher and further education sector. They are committed to advancing the learning and development of catering and hospitality teams, and work to provide quality standards, advice and information to those working in the sector. Their procurement team work to secure the best possible value in all framework agreements, demonstrated by purchasing volumes in excess of £100m per annum.

TUCO’s not-for-profit procurement services offer a consistent and efficient buying process, with a full-time CIPS-qualified team dedicated to cutting costs. They have worked to achieve value for money for members by expanding and improving their framework agreements to maximise their members’ combined spend, which is currently in excess of £146m a year.

If you are bidding or intend to bid for a TUCO tender, then contact us at to arrange a supplier insight briefing to learn more about TUCO and how it evaluates the tenders it receives.

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