Fresh fruit and vegetables

Framework No: 1019

About this framework

Framework period: 1 April 2020 until 31 March 2022 (with extension options to 31 March 2024)

Scotland Excel’s fresh fruit and vegetables framework provides members with a variety of fresh/organic fruit and vegetables such as fresh apples, bananas, grapes, pears, strawberries, carrots, turnip, cabbage, corn and other associated products. The framework will support members by introducing the revised nutrition act that requires primary schools and secondary schools to be offered a minimum of two portions of vegetables and a portion of fruit to be part of school lunches. Members using the framework include schools, nurseries, care homes, leisure centres, cafes and office units.

As with all our frameworks, this contract was developed in close consultation with stakeholders. It is fully compliant with all legislative requirements and offers social, economic and environmental benefits in line with Scotland Excel’s sustainable procurement approach.


  • Framework has a traceability supply chain.
  • 83% of suppliers are SMEs.
  • 83% of suppliers pay the Real Living Wage.
  • Suppliers are committed to providing Community Benefits.
  • Members will gain ‘community benefit points’ based on spend levels with suppliers.
  • Local and sustainable products sourced.
  • Suppliers ensure the shortest and effective route for deliveries are made to reduce CO2 and food miles.


George Anderson and Sons

George Carruthers and Sons

McLays Limited

Swansons Fruit Company Limited

T.P.S. Fruit & Vegetables Limited

Total Produce Limited

George Anderson and Sons


The fresh fruit and vegetables framework is available to all Scotland Excel local authorities and associate members.

Key Facts

Scotland Excel has high engagement with businesses like the Soil Association and Scotland Food and Drink to urge participation from local suppliers. Recommended suppliers currently work with a network of European growers to ensure they meet demand in the UK when produce is out of season.

Further information on Scotland Excel’s fresh fruit and vegetables framework is available in our members area.

If you are not yet a member, and would like to know more about the framework, please contactus.