Dynamic Purchasing Systems can offer the opportunity for smaller producers to contribute to local food supply chains.

Continuous supply, complexities in procuring contracts and the dominating purchase decision of price are some of the barriers to smaller producers participating in local contracts. One of the largest purchasers of food is the State, localising supply chains by making it easier for smaller producers to supply state purchasers could result in lower environmental footprints from food. An alliance between local suppliers, councils and central government has been formed in the UK to formalise the localisation of the food supply to public kitchens.

https://www.fcrn.org.uk/fcrn-blogs/creating-new-opportunities-small-farmers-through-dynamic-purchasing

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