Pelican buying company, the procurement and supply chain management specialist, has today announced it has won a three-year £42m contract to manage the supply of food and food-related products across the UK’s largest local authority; Birmingham City Council (BCC).
The comprehensive contract will see Pelican operate as the council’s purchasing experts, managing manufacturer and supplier tendering, contract mobilisation, complete supply chain management including supplier payments.
Pelican is responsible for tendering and managing supply chain contracts for food and drink, catering disposables and light catering equipment for all Directorates of BCC, these include schools, elderly people’s homes, leisure centres and civic and hospitality catering. A dedicated team of three members of staff from Pelican will be based at Birmingham City Council’s office on a full-time basis, in order to integrate with the client and deliver on-the-ground support to the directorates, in addition to being closely supported by Pelican’s head-office in Surrey.
Shabaz Mohammed, Managing Director, Pelican Buying Company said, “We are very excited to have been awarded the contract to manage Birmingham City Council’s food and food-related purchasing. Our comprehensive service enables the council to completely outsource its purchasing requirements to us; meaning Pelican will manage the complete supply chain process from product development, sourcing, purchasing, delivery, customer service and supplier payment. At Pelican, we pride ourselves on delivering a fully transparent, highly professional service where our team of experts take a holistic view of what the client needs and takes ownership of the complete supply process.”