Procurement policy

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UK

The Big Lemon has a clear procurement policy which defines what the parameters are for purchasing supplies to run its community bus service.  In order to do this, they collected accurate information on usage of supplies, lead times for different things and preferred supplier lists. Identifying their preferred suppliers involved researching different organisations in order to find those which had a similar ethos. Their sustainable sourcing forms a key part of their marketing to the community, and they inform customers about what ingredients are in the products they use.

Source: Community-Led Transport Initiatives action pack