TU is holding a bidding process for the next catering services contract

By: Caitlyn Freeman, Editor-in-Chief

As its contract with Chartwells Higher Education expires in June 2023, Towson University is undergoing a bidding process for its next catering service provider.

The university system approved the five-year, $87 million contract for Chartwells in 2018. The system expected revenue of $41 million over five years, according to the approval document.

While the bidding process cannot bring in a new vendor, all contracts over $200,000 must go through a formal bidding process, according to the university. Politics supply.

The contract includes the management of all TU dining halls and other dining venues on campus.

Chartwells also serves the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, another institution in the university system.


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Potential sellers were able to tour the campus facilities on October 13 and 18, according to the request for proposals. TU’s procurement office held a pre-tender conference on October 13.

According to the attendance sheet for the October 13 conference and site visit, officials from Aladdin Campus Dining, Chartwells, Sodexo and Aramark Corporation were in attendance.

A TU spokesperson declined to comment on the procurement because the university refrains from publicly discussing the award of contracts.

A spokesperson for the university system confirmed that the university was in the bidding process for the upcoming contract.

This story can be updated.

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