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4 October 2021

CONSIP Innovative Solutions to Procure Cafeteria Services on Behalf of the Italian Ministry of Culture

Since 2015, Consip – the National Central Purchasing Body (CPB) for the Italian public administration – carries out public procurement procedures on behalf of the Ministry of Culture (MiC) to renovate and implement more innovative and sustainable concession contracts related to several services provided to visitors in Italian national museums and archaeological sites. Such services are related to restaurants and cafeterias, ticketing systems, bookshops and guided tours in museums such as the Cafeteria of the Colosseum in Rome, the Archaeological Museum of Naples, the Royal Palace of Caserta, the Site of Pompeii and the Brera Palace in Milan.

A successful example of such cooperation is the sustainable and innovative concession contract awarded to procure cafeteria services for the Brera Palace Picture Gallery. 

The outcome of the procedure - which includes social and environmental considerations - has raised the quality of the cafeteria service by increasing the sustainable use of local food products and involving the local community to contribute.

Read the full paper to learn more on the innovative and sustainable aspects of this procurement procedure.