Help shape future Defra public sector procurement guidance

13 April 2022

A picture of food on display at a catering service

Defra is hosting a series of online workshops to develop support and guidance on public sector food and catering. 

With the government consulting on the Government Buying Standards for Food and Catering in the coming months, the workshops are an opportunity for NFU members to directly share your views with Defra.

The workshops will take place throughout May and June and will be split into four themes:

  • Procuring local, healthy, sustainable food in the public sector
  • Supporting smaller businesses in accessing public sector food procurement opportunities
  • Encouraging partnerships between wholesale, food distribution and small and local suppliers
  • Inspiring change in public sector food and catering 

Who should take part

Defra is particularly interested in hearing from food and drink suppliers who are currently supplying the public sector (directly or via a wholesaler), or who are interested in this market.

Register your interest

Register your interest in workshops to develop support and guidance on public sector food and catering.

Alternatively email [email protected].

Applications must be submitted before Friday 22 April. Defra will then get in touch with respondents inviting them to workshops.  

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