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H2020 FT Pilot 1 - H2020 Food Trails Food Waste Pilot

Published: 30/06/2022

Deadline: 01/09/2022

Deadline: 23 days

Status: Open

Location of contract: West Midlands

Value of contract: Not stated

The buyer: Birmingham City Council


The Horizon 2020 'Food Trails' project is looking to procure a provider to deliver a pilot in the Ladywood area of Birmingham to support householders to separate food waste from general waste. In addition to the waste separation, the pilot will test ways to encourage householders to turn food waste into compost. The compost produced through this activity will be used either for home growing activity or be collected and used locally. The pilot should look to test the approach in a variety of household types: high-rise flats and houses with gardens and houses with yards.

The successful provider will be required to demonstrate pre-existing links with the target community in Ladywood and a track record of working with disadvantaged communities. The provider will have experience of working with food waste to produce compost and have experience of working with communities to support growing activity. The provider will have experience of how to encourage a permanent adoption of food waste separation activity as well as how to build an appreciation of the importance of food waste as a contributor to soil production/composting.

The provider will be required to develop a data collection methodology to report the amount of food waste collected and work with a knowledge partner to develop a methodology for calculating the amount of methane saved and the carbon saving as a result of food waste diversion from landfill. The data from these calculations will be shared with the contractor (BCC, including the Waste Management Team and the Public Health Food Team) and the H2020 Food Trails team. The provider will also be required to deliver a formative and summative evaluation of all pilot activity. This will also require establishing links with existing composting projects in Birmingham to collect data from their activity to provide a compelling case to BCC Waste Management team. The ultimate goal is to achieve a roll out of pilot activity across Birmingham.

Applications from consortiums will be looked upon favourably, although the pilot will be led by a single provider who will be the accountable body for project activity.

As specified in the Environment Act 2021, all councils will be required to make weekly collections of food waste from 2023, so the learning from this pilot is timely.

The H2020 Food Trails project is led by the Council's European and International Affairs (E&IA) team with strategic and policy input from Public Health. Food Trails is being delivered over four years from October 2020 to September 2024.

Timeline for Food Trails Food Waste Pilot contract delivery:
Contract awarded October 2022
3 months set up phase October - December 2022
Benchmark data collected - January 2023
12 months pilot delivery - January 2023-December 2023
Impact data collected - by January 2024
Pilot evaluation delivered - April 2024

The Council will be using its free to use e-tendering system ...

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Delivery Notes


Funding Type (WEFO or EU) : EU

Funding Description

European and International Affairs

Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No

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