This section examines evaluation criteria in food tenders in more detail and identifies the key issues to be considered.
Whilst reference is made to the requirements of the procurement directives and to the financial thresholds at which the directives start to apply, it should be remembered that broader principles of EU law will be applicable in all tendering situations, whether or not the directives are applicable, in particular the principle of non-discrimination.
A link to more information in the General PRP, which is currently under re-development, will be provided in due course once it is back online. In the meantime here is a link to Crown Commercial Services (CCS) Guidance on Awarding Contracts.
Sustainable food procurement can have positive effects on the environment, economy and society.