Frozen foods

Framework No: 1120

About this framework

Framework period: 1 April 2022 until 31 March 2026

Scotland Excel’s frozen foods framework provides members with a variety of frozen goods including poultry, seafood, meat, pizza, potato products, ice cream and desserts. Members using this framework include schools, nurseries, leisure centres, community centres, social work, council buildings and civic centres. The framework includes benefits for manufacturers as they can bid directly creating greater brand flexibility, locally sourced produce and an increase in sustainable products.

As with all our frameworks, this framework was developed in close consultation with key stakeholders. It is fully compliant with all legislative requirements and was developed in line with Scotland Excel’s sustainable procurement approach.


  • Framework considers requirements for the Nutritional Requirements for Food & Drink in Schools (Scotland) Regulations 2020.
  • Accommodates The Scottish Government’s pledge to increase the annual provision of free early learning and childcare provision to 1140 hours and the roll out of universal free school meals for Primary 4 to 7 – both due during 2022.
  • Manufacturers / SMEs could bid directly due to supply only element.
  • 10 of the 14 awarded suppliers are SMEs
  • 3 suppliers have offered fixed pricing for 12 months with the others offering 6 months.
  • Suppliers have proposed a range of sustainable measures such as:
    • Improved product packaging
    • Reduction in CO2 emissions
  • The origin of all products will be tracked during the life of the framework.
  • 13 suppliers have committed to deliver local community benefits.
  • 9 suppliers pay the Real Living Wage with two more committed to do so withing the first two years of the framework.


Delice De France Limited

Downies Of Whitehills

Green Gourmet Limited

Hen House (Wholesale) Limited

Marlow Foods Limited

McCain Foods (G.B.) Ltd

The UK Foodhall Ltd

TUGO Food Systems Limited

Unilever UK Limited

Brake Bros Limited

Failte Food Service Limited

Shetland Freezer and Food Centre Ltd.

William Yule And Son Limited

BFS Group Limited T/A Bidfood

Brake Bros Limited

Failte Food Service Limited

Shetland Freezer and Food Centre Ltd.

William Yule And Son Limited


The frozen foods framework is available to all Scotland Excel local authority and associate members.

Key Facts

The lotting structure was created considering the current landscape of the marketplace and supports member requirements while increasing opportunities for SMEs.

Further information on Scotland Excel’s frozen foods 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.