Best Practices In Sustainable Public Sector Food Procurement

Many regional public procurement strategies are now being developed and are actively seeking to meet wider sustainability aims. 

Creativity in defining the procurement need may be one of the strongest lines of opportunity for realizing sustainable development objectives. If the objective is to provide healthy meals for schoolchildren, for example, there may be several ways in which this can be done. For example, through setting up separate supply and delivery contracts, linked to initiatives that support opportunities for local trading such as ‘meet the buyer’ events, and more proactive approaches to inviting interest by local producers. 

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