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1251-01-RFP - Food Waste Project

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Tender Closed
RFx ID : 28210840
Tender Name : 1251-01-RFP - Food Waste Project
Reference # : 1251-01-RFP
Open Date : Monday, 2 October 2023 4:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Close Date  : Tuesday, 7 November 2023 3:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 77101500 - Environmental impact assessment
  • 77101600 - Environmental planning
  • 77101800 - Environmental auditing
  • 77102000 - Environmental reporting services
  • New Zealand
Exemption Reason : None
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Procurement
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The Ministry for the Environment (MfE) wishes to identify a supplier to design and conduct a set of research projects to address key information gaps related to the Government’s ongoing food waste diversion and reduction efforts. The selected supplier will collect, analyse, and report on household food waste data from bin audits, focus groups, and surveys to provide new insights into food waste in Aotearoa.

This is an opportunity to inform national-level work on food waste reduction and diversion efforts.

The Government recently released a policy announcement outlining the requirement for all councils to offer a food scraps only or combined FOGO collection in their urban areas by 2030. Many councils are now designing new kerbside organics collection systems. The findings of this research will be used to help councils develop kerbside organics collections that maximise the diversion of food scraps away from landfill.

This project will also result in the development of a scaling factor to allow more accurate estimation of household food waste from self-reported data. This scaling factor will be a cost-effective tool that food waste reduction initiatives across Aotearoa can use to strategically target and quantify their food waste reduction efforts.