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24/03/2015    S58    Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

Italy-Turin: School catering services

2015/S 058-101999

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Official name: Città di Torino — Servizio Ristorazione Scolastica
Postal address: Via Bazzi 4
Town: Torino
Postal code: 10122
Country: Italy
For the attention of: dott.ssa Elena Deambrogio
Telephone: +39 0114425951 / 01101125951

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Further information can be obtained from:
Official name: Citta' di Torino — Servizio Ristorazione Scolastica
Postal address: Via Bazzi 4
Town: Torino
Postal code: 10122
Country: Italy
For the attention of: dott.ssa Silvia Prelz Oltramonti
Telephone: +39 0114427556 / 01101127556
Internet address:

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity
Other: school catering service
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Sustainable School Catering Procurement.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 17: Hotel and restaurant services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
Section II B.
Point II.4: Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services
The European project called INNOCAT — Procurement of eco-innovative catering products and services, led by ICLEI in partnership with the City of Turin, aims to implement coordinated tenders designed to introduce eco-innovative elements in the collective catering sector, within the framework of a European partnership between public and private buyers.
This initiative gives the City of Turin an opportunity to broaden its experience in the field of green tenders for school catering and a chance to see if there is room for further eco-friendly innovations in its services.
On account of the very nature of the activities involved, in fact, the catering sector has a major impact on the environment. In this connection, also through an analysis and targeted discussions in the pre-tender phase with subjects involved in the supply chain, the project aims to promote the adoption of innovative solutions that can minimise the environmental loads generated by the catering service along its entire life cycle. Possible improvements include: reduced generation of waste and packaging materials, use of more energy efficient electronic equipment, reduced release of greenhouse gases, adoption of higher quality agro-food products (organic food — integrated control, DOP, IGT certifications), more efficient waste disposal modalities.
In particular, in adhering to this project, the Municipality of Turin aims to explore the potential for eco-innovation and identify a series of improvement criteria to be applied to future school catering tenders.
Of strategic importance within the project are the activities of tender analysis and discussions with market players, to be conducted with a view to developing further guidelines for the adoption of tangible and feasible measures within the context of the City of Turin, leading to the implementation of a measurable low CO2 emission catering model.
Of special interest are following areas:
— Transport system: complex IT systems to organize and rationalize transport plans and monitor their punctual implementation by means of vehicle-mounted GPS tracking systems (i.e., complex IT systems to organize and rationalize transport plans, GPS systems for monitoring purposes, eco driving);
— Food packaging: primary, secondary and tertiary packaging by means of solutions designed to achieve environmental savings and/or facilitate separate waste collection;
— Eco-friendly tableware (plates, cups), disposable but compostable and highly sustainable; multipurpose but light-weight, durable and hygienically safe (no ceramic and no glass), made from plastic materials or other innovative substances, compostable, ultra-light, durable and hygienically safe;
— Energy efficient appliances (gas cookers, heated food counters, dishwashers, refrigerators, etc.);
— Short supply chains for white meats, dairy products, etc.
Estimated cost excluding VAT: 100 000 000 EUR


This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional information:
For a more exhaustive analysis of the demand for eco-innovation in the collective catering sector, we are organising discussions between trade operators that supply goods and services pertaining to the collective catering supply chain, at national and international levels, and are interested in contributing to an analysis of the developments currently underway in this sector, in terms of reduced overall environmental impact and enhanced service efficiency.
Dedicated consultations on these issues will get underway with a seminar, to be held in Torino on the 15.4.2015 (in the morning) on the innovative aspects of the specifications used at present, followed by a discussion on the topics of interest, with a special focus on possible environmental innovations in school catering services.
Furthermore, on the 14th of April and on the 15th April (afternoon), interested companies will also be able to meet the project managers and present their eco-innovative solutions in the areas described above within some targeted 1:1 meetings.

The event will be organized by Ecosistemi s.r.l., which collaborates to the project with the Municipality of Torino, in the person of Mr. Alessandro Bracciali telephone number: 06 8555034, e-mail:

For information on how to participate in this and future events, please visit the project website at

Furthermore, a ‘Prospectus’ providing additional information on the project will be made available and updated on a regular basis as the project progresses.
Furthermore, a help-desk has been set up with the aim to create shared knowledge on eco-innovative solutions in the collective catering sector. Open to all (public and private) supply chain players, primarily at regional and national levels, it addresses the following issues:
— Legislative updates on green public procurement;
— Environmental criteria for collective catering services;
— Low environmental impact supply chains;
— Environmental management systems.

The contact is:

The project's European partnership offers trade operators in the catering sector an opportunity to supply and share information on their eco-innovative solutions by joining a ‘Suppliers' Group’ associated with the project. To learn more, visit:

This Prior Information Notice (PIN) only provides indications on the activities associated with a possible future tender and shall not be construed as a commitment to award any form of tender. It is not part of any pre-qualification or selection process.

Information about lots

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 1 Lot title: 1
1)Short description:
Indicatively, the service will continue to be managed by lots associated with specific geographical areas (8 at present), unless, in order to introduce sustainability improvements, it becomes advisable to change the number and composition of such lots.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


5)Additional information about lots:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): INNOCAT — Procuring Innovation in the Catering Sector.
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: