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Catering for Change: Buying Food Sustainably in the Public Sector

DescriptionGuidance aimed at anyone who is involved in the procurement of food or catering services in the Scottish public sector.
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateJanuary 18, 2011


Scottish Procurement Directorate, Scottish Food and Drink Industry Division

ISBN 978 0 7559 9883 8
DPPAS 11087

This document is also available in pdf format (492k)



Legal Background

What is Sustainable Procurement?
The Scottish Sustainable Procurement Action Plan
Developing a Sustainable Food Procurement Policy

Sustainable Food Procurement - Objectives
Value for Money
Sustainable Development Principles in Relation to Sustainable Food Procurement

Sustainable Food and the Procurement Process
The Procurement Journey
Planning, Specifying and Structuring the Requirement
Protected Designated Origin and Protected Geographical Indication
Fair Trade
Climate Change
Community Benefits
Advertising the Requirement
Selection of Tenderers
Tender Evaluation and Contract Award
Contract Management
Food Safety and Contract Management

Sustainable Procurement Checklist