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Pelican Procurement Services, an Avendra Group Company, has been awarded a three-year contract by Lancaster University worth £1.7 million per year to provide procurement services and an eProcurement system to support their catering, retail and hospitality operation.  

The Pelican team will support effective and efficient management of stock, prices, and menus across the University’s retail and hospitality services. Plus, it will provide its in-house Purchase to Pay system, Pi, to support the University team in managing their internal operational processes across the entire campus. 

With a leafy green campus just 3 miles south of the city centre, Lancaster University caters for almost 18,000 students with a variety of bars, cafes, restaurants and shops. In addition to being consistently ranked among the top 15 in all three major UK university league tables, Lancaster University ranks 7th in the United Kingdom for social and environmental sustainability, with a focus on locally sourced food and zero-emission energy.

Jo Hardman, Director of Commercial Services at Lancaster University, said:

“We look forward to working with Pelican to utilise their expertise and innovative solutions to streamline stock processes, purchasing and compliance across our retail and hospitality services on campus. This new contract will enable us to optimise our hospitality and catering solutions and enhance the experience for Lancaster University students and staff whilst supporting our sustainability goals.”

Ian Holliday, Director at Pelican Procurement Services, said:

“We are delighted to partner with Lancaster University and support them in achieving their procurement and sustainability goals. Our team looks forward to working closely with the University team, providing them with supply chain operational support and Pi, procurement system, which will give them more visibility and control of their catering operations and help drive efficiencies.”

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