You should use this balanced scorecard if you are a buyer of food and catering services in the public sector. It helps you evaluate a variety of criteria when making decisions about purchases. It shows you how straightforward criteria, such as cost, can be ‘balanced’ against more complex criteria, including:
sustainability in production
health and nutrition
social – economic value
quality of service
This makes sure you chose the best tender, in terms of value for money in its full sense.
The balanced scorecard makes the process of tendering and competing for contracts clearer.
If you are a business wishing to supply to the public sector, you can use it to gain a better understanding of requirements. This could help you to gain access to government and public sector contracts. The scorecard rewards businesses that operate to higher standards, which encourages improvement and innovation.