Public Procurement

Public Procurement – resources which examine the opportunities, challenges and successes of bringing local food to the broader public sector.


Grey Bruce Broader Public Sector Institutional Local Food Project – GBCAE – 2012

Type of Resource: Executive Summary, Case Study, Baseline Tool
SFS Category: Distribution – public procurement

This Bruce and Grey county case study offers baseline indicators for local food procurement in the broader public sector. Highlights the strengths, weakness, threats and opportunities (SWOT) for municipal level food procurement.

Making the Connections for Public Sector Local Food Procurement

Type of Resource: Tool, Case Study
SFS Category: Food Systems Development – local food economies, best practices, Distribution – public procurement

This report offers a detailed case study of Thunder Bay ON broader public sector and their capacity to increase local food procurement. It outlines various procurement guidelines and reporting strategies.

Scaling up: Bringing public institutions and food service corporations into the project for a local, sustainable food system in Ontario, Harriet Friedmann, 2007

Type of Resource: Journal Publication, Case Study
SFS Category: Sustainability, Examples of food charters and strategies – certification, Local food economies, “scaling up”, Redistribution – building infrastructure, Public procurement, Alternative distribution, Farm to school

By exploring the ever-evolving relationship between the University of Toronto and Local Food Plus (a third-party certification organization), this article discusses possibilities and strategies for increasing local food procurement within the public sector.

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