Following a prior information notice (PIN) published in October 2015, Environment Park (Envipark), a partner in the EU-funded INNOCAT project, is inviting suppliers and catering service providers to take part in a market consultation on eco-innovative office catering by filling out an online questionnaire. Around 100 Envipark employees eat in the staff canteen and the organisation is interested in using eco-innovative processes to reduce the associated costs and impacts.
Following an audit carried out with lead buyer Arpa Piemonte in early 2015, Envipark identified two focus areas for its upcoming tender on eco-innovative office catering services: reducing power consumption and improving the management of biodegradable waste (including reducing packaging). Based on the audit, Arpa is now launching a market consultation process to ensure the interest and capacity of catering service providers to meet its requirements.
To provide a clear overview of the eco-innovative aspects required in the future tender, a Market Sounding Prospectus has been published and is available in English and Italian. The next stage of the process is a market consultation. Both catering service providers and manufacturers are invited to take part in a market consultation survey (in Italian) by 15 December 2015 to share details of their solutions and confirm their interest in being involved in further market engagement activities related to this process.
For more information and to view the survey, visit the Office Catering page.