FOI Request - Local Food and Drink Procurement

Request 101000400618

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act (Scotland) 2002.

I wrote to you earlier this year enquiring about the Food and Drink Procurement of your council, in particular concerning how much of that procurement used local producers. Given that the responses of some Local Authorities were more forthcoming than others, I am now contacting each local authority with the following clear and specific questions, in order to ensure that I attain the required information. I request the patience of those who have already answered in full some of the questions below.  

‘Local’ here is taken to mean within the administrative boundaries of the council; ‘regional’ is taken to mean across the Highlands and Islands Scottish Parliamentary region; and national is taken to mean Scotland. It would be helpful if the responses could be broken down into the following categories: ‘meat’; ‘fish’; ‘dairy’; ‘fruit and vegetables’; ‘bakery’; and ‘drinks’.

1. What proportion of the Council’s food and drink procurement budget is spent on contracts with local producers?

2. What proportion of the Council’s food and drink procurement budget is spent on contracts with regional producers?

3. What proportion of the Council’s food and drink procurement budget is spent on contracts with national producers?

4. What proportion of the Council’s food and drink procurement budget is spent on contracts with producers outwith these three categories?

If the information is voluminous or difficult to extract, I would be happy to discuss ways of reducing the cost.

I would prefer to receive the information in the format in which you hold it. An exported file such as .xls or .csv from a database would be ideal.  If providing this information is not possible, then please explain why you cannot supply it.

If my request is denied in whole or part, I ask that you justify all deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the act.  

Response 12-01-2016

The information you requested can be found here.

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