Welsh Government Food Policy Unit

31 Jul

I thought I’d make some enquiries about the Food Policy Unit and asked under Freedom Of Information Question Reference ATISN 7448

I asked:

  1. The Welsh Government Food Policy Unit are doing another survey into Research into levels of primary produce processed in Wales. Was this survey put out for tender?
  2. Which companies submitted tender applications?
  3. When was the tender awarded?
  4. What is the completion date for this tender?
  5. What is the Welsh Government paying Brookdale Consulting his tender?
  6. When will the review be published and available to the press and public?
  7. The 2013-2014 Monitoring & Evaluation of Food Festivals Supported by the Welsh Government, was this put out to open tender or from framework?

The official reply shown in full is as follows:

1.     The survey was put out to tender.

2    The companies which submitted tenders were ADAS UK (Ltd), Brookdale Consulting and Miller Consulting.

3.     The tender was awarded on 24 May 2013.

4.     The completion date is 30 September 2013.

5     £22,860 inclusive of VAT

6.     This matter is still under review and no date has yet been set.

7.     The 2013-2014 Monitoring and Evaluation of Food Festivals was undertaken from Framework.

 It is surprising that there is no official date as to when this report will be published, but as we are still waiting for the food festival evaluation report for 2012, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised at all – I am talking about government here after all. As to what it will achieve after this £22,860 spend, well we’ll just have to wait and see…..!


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  1. producer

    August 1, 2013 at 11:45 am

    Wag’s solution? Run another survey. Then we can tick more boxes and our easy life will continue
    Reality check needed here but not much hope of that happening, more’s the pity

  2. trader 2

    August 6, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Proof that wag will never learn. Another survey. Wag can tick more boxes and get more money from Europe no doubt of from us tax payers.
    Spend. spend, spend but nothing of substance to show at the end of each spending spree.
    Wake up before it’s too late and this country is broke beyond repair.