CCS are currently developing a procurement route that will allow direct access for Public Sector bodies to food producers, suppliers and processors regardless of their capacity and capability to meet individual Public Sector contracts.
The government currently spends approximately £2bn on food. Various reports over the years have identified that there is an opportunity to utilise the governments buying power to materially affect the way we grow, produce and supply food. In response to these recommendations, CCS are developing a route to market that will provide government buyers transparency at every single point of the transaction process, such that buyers will have oversight and an element of control over the food supply chain.
The key work streams for this new project involves the appointment of a technology supplier, the development of a Dynamic Procurement System for food producers, suppliers and processors and the appointment of 14 regional logistic suppliers for the collection and delivery of food for Public Sector contracts.
The new system is designed to bridge the gap between government buyers and food producers in a user friendly way.
We need to know from you the producers what you can supply, when and where, most importantly the cost.
This questionnaire is a testing exercise, all responses are to gauge capability and capacity of food producers, suppliers and processors, this will help mould and steer the project. Any information gathered will be treated as 'commercial in confidence' and will only be used for the purposes of developing the agreement. Therefore it is appreciated if you could take time to respond where possible and return the questionnaire. This will then allow CCS to work collaboratively with suppliers in developing a requirement that is deliverable by food producers, suppliers and processors.
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