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The University of Stirling awards a three-year contract to Pelican Procurement Services

02 October 2023

University of Stirling utilised our Food Broker Services Framework which provided their catering team with instant and compliant access to procure all their catering supplies using a single supplier. This led to them selecting Pelican as the most suited partner to meet their catering team’s needs.



Pelican Procurement Services, an Avendra Group Company, recently secured a three-year contract from the University of Stirling. This contract provides comprehensive procurement services and an advanced eProcurement system. The Pelican team will support the University in achieving its primary objective to drive operational savings and enhance efficiencies throughout its catering, retail, hotel, and other hospitality operations.

The internationally reputable University of Stirling has its campus just two miles from the historic city of Stirling in Scotland and is home to over 18,500 students from over 140 countries. The 330-acre campus offers a blend of natural beauty and modern facilities with dozen food outlets, including a hotel, restaurants, bars, cafes, shops and food outlets serving a variety of cuisines.



Sam Schofield, Assistant Framework Manager at Pagabo, said: “It’s great to see our Food Broker Services Framework helping the University of Stirling to compliantly appoint a partner through a direct award to best suit the needs of their catering team. We have no doubt that Pelican will provide a high-quality service over the next 3 years.”


Irene Munro, the Deputy Director of Commercial Services at the University of Stirling, said: “We are delighted to announce our partnership with Pelican Procurement Services and eagerly anticipate implementing new and innovative solutions together. We aim to enhance our offering whilst generating efficiency and reducing costs across all of our catering and hospitality services. We look forward to utilising Pi, an advanced P2P system, which will be fully integrated with our EPOS system. Pi will assist our finance, purchasing, and catering team in streamlining our internal process and gaining complete visibility and control over purchasing spend, ordering, invoice payments, menu & allergen management, and stock & waste management.”


Ian Holliday, Director at Pelican Procurement Services, said: “We are delighted to partner with the University of Stirling, our first Scottish University. Our team looks forward to working closely with the University’s catering team, providing them with procurement, supply chain operational support, and Pi, an e-procurement system. This will give them more visibility and control of their purchasing spend and day-to-day operations, ultimately driving efficiencies whilst enhancing offering to their students, guests, and visitors.”


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