Ongoing Tenders

INNOCAT is looking for public and private procurers in order to set up a number of Buyers Groups for eco-innovative catering solutions. The members of the various Buyers Groups can co-operate in ongoing tenders in a number of different ways based on their interests and needs.

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The INNOCAT Good Practice Report on Sustainable Public Procurement of School Catering Services highlights a variety of innovative approaches used by European public authorities to procure more sustainable catering services. The report also includes best practice case studies from European cities.

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Sustainable Catering Forum

Connect online with likeminded procurers through a specially designed tool. Take part in the Sustainable Catering Forum in Ghent on 9 June 2016.

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Access the Online Tool (Procurement Forum)


INNOCAT aims to bring together a group of public and private buyers to publish a series of tenders for eco-innovative catering products, services and solutions. The aim is to help encourage eco-innovation in the catering sector by providing a sizeable launch market for new solutions.



  • 12.5 million tonnes of food are discarded annually through the catering sector
  • 5.6 billion meals are produced by European caterers annually

  • €95 billion could be saved annually if catering equipment were used more effectively
  • 19.4% of the EU's GDP is spent on public procurement

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