In partnership with WRAP Cymru, the NPS embarked on a process to manage the sustainability impacts associated with a new food services framework, and demonstrate their commitment to the delivery of Well-being goals.

Key Facts

  • The Welsh public sector spends an estimated £74m per year on food and drink services
  • Each tonne of food waste typically costs a business an average of £2,800
  • Reducing the impacts of food waste is a key priority of the Towards Zero Waste Strategy and the Well-being of Future Generations Act

In 2017 the National Procurement Service (NPS) started to refresh its national food and drink services framework, which makes the supply of food services available to more than seventy public sector organisations across Wales. Driven by commitments set out in the Well-being of Future Generations Act and the Welsh Government Towards Zero Waste Strategy, the NPS have worked in partnership with WRAP to embed sustainability requirements in the tender specification, evaluation and contract management process. This case study shows how the carefully considered NPS procurement strategy will improve the sustainability of food and drink services used by the public sector in Wales.

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