Purchase local products in public organizations

Schools, hospitals, nurseries or company canteens serve hundreds of thousands of meals every day and ask for more and more healthy and local products. Everyone agrees that local food supply is a key factor in the collective catering industry. However, producers are confronted with the complexity of public procurement regulations. Local authorities, on the other hand, have legal constraints regarding local producers and craftsmen as a source of supply.

These information sheets explain the relationship between public procurement and local food products: how to define your needs in order to encourage local bidders, haw to reduce the extra cost?

Some successful local experiences: