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Title: How can we improve the nutritional content of food and drink for children whilst driving down cost
Published by: Welsh Government
Publication Date: 04/05/2017
Deadline Date: 26/06/2017
Deadline Time: 12:00
Notice Type: Contract Notice
Has Documents: Yes
Has ESPD: No
Abstract: The project ‘How can we improve the nutritional composition of food and drink for children whilst driving down cost?’ is a new national competition launched by the Welsh Government to drive forward Wales’ innovation agenda. This competition is funded by the Welsh Government and Innovate UK. The Welsh Government are seeking to identify and support projects to develop innovative solutions which can significantly improve the nutritional composition of food and drink available to children whilst driving down cost. Organisations are invited to compete for a share of up to £1 million for the further development and commercialisation of new processes and products.
In Wales, nearly six in ten adults and three in ten children are overweight or obese. By the age of 11, 23% of Welsh children are obese and 40.5% are either obese or overweight. The percentage of overweight children in Wales is higher than in Northern Ireland, 39.9%, England, 35%, and Scotland, 33%. With obesity being one of the leading preventable cause of death in modern times, governments and public organisations have focused their effort on reducing the prevalence of the disease. However, the levels of obesity in the Welsh population are not reducing and it is still one of the biggest health issues in Wales.
Research shows that the vast majority of obese children grow up to become obese adults and obesity increases the risk of developing a range of serious diseases in adulthood including diabetes, heart disease and cancer. However, the effects of obesity can also be identified in obese children with conditions such as type 2 diabetes, musculoskeletal disorders, asthma and other respiratory problems. Obesity has a significant impact on the economy. In 2011, obesity alone was estimated to cost the NHS in Wales £73 million and between £1.40 million and £1.65 million spent each week treating diseases resulting from obesity. Obesity also has a wider impact on the economy through loss of productivity and certified incapacity.
Findings from the Welsh Health Survey (2015) revealed that a high number of children are still not meeting their daily dietary requirements and found that only half of the children interviewed eat vegetables every day. Schools can provide children with a third or more of their daily dietary requirements, however schools are increasingly under pressure to provide nutritious meals which families can afford. Evidence shows that the cost of school meals has an impact on children taking up school meals leading to children eating packed lunches which can often lack dietary fibre and contain high levels of salt, sugar and saturated fats. The high cost of nutritious food out of school also means that some families in Wales simply cannot afford to buy the nutritious food their children need to meet their daily dietary requirements. Children need access to healthy and nutritious food to prevent the onset of obesity and the development of the disease into adulthood.
The challenge is to develop innovative solutions which can significantly improve the nutritional composition of food and drink available to children whilst driving down cost.
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CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL

SERVICES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


Welsh Government

Food and Drink Division , Corporate Procurement Services, Rhodfa Padarn, Llanbadarn Fawr,

Aberystwyth

SY23 3UR

UK

Mr Andrew Martin

+44 7980781868

Andrew.Martin@wales.gsi.gov.uk

http://wales.gov.uk/?skip=1&lang=en
www.sell2wales.gov.uk

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained

As in 1.1

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:


Welsh Government




UK



FoodBIS@wales.gsi.gov.uk

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

How can we improve the nutritional content of food and drink for children whilst driving down cost

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

The project ‘How can we improve the nutritional composition of food and drink for children whilst driving down cost?’ is a new national competition launched by the Welsh Government to drive forward Wales’ innovation agenda. This competition is funded by the Welsh Government and Innovate UK. The Welsh Government are seeking to identify and support projects to develop innovative solutions which can significantly improve the nutritional composition of food and drink available to children whilst driving down cost. Organisations are invited to compete for a share of up to £1 million for the further development and commercialisation of new processes and products.

In Wales, nearly six in ten adults and three in ten children are overweight or obese. By the age of 11, 23% of Welsh children are obese and 40.5% are either obese or overweight. The percentage of overweight children in Wales is higher than in Northern Ireland, 39.9%, England, 35%, and Scotland, 33%. With obesity being one of the leading preventable cause of death in modern times, governments and public organisations have focused their effort on reducing the prevalence of the disease. However, the levels of obesity in the Welsh population are not reducing and it is still one of the biggest health issues in Wales.

Research shows that the vast majority of obese children grow up to become obese adults and obesity increases the risk of developing a range of serious diseases in adulthood including diabetes, heart disease and cancer. However, the effects of obesity can also be identified in obese children with conditions such as type 2 diabetes, musculoskeletal disorders, asthma and other respiratory problems. Obesity has a significant impact on the economy. In 2011, obesity alone was estimated to cost the NHS in Wales £73 million and between £1.40 million and £1.65 million spent each week treating diseases resulting from obesity. Obesity also has a wider impact on the economy through loss of productivity and certified incapacity.

Findings from the Welsh Health Survey (2015) revealed that a high number of children are still not meeting their daily dietary requirements and found that only half of the children interviewed eat vegetables every day. Schools can provide children with a third or more of their daily dietary requirements, however schools are increasingly under pressure to provide nutritious meals which families can afford. Evidence shows that the cost of school meals has an impact on children taking up school meals leading to children eating packed lunches which can often lack dietary fibre and contain high levels of salt, sugar and saturated fats. The high cost of nutritious food out of school also means that some families in Wales simply cannot afford to buy the nutritious food their children need to meet their daily dietary requirements. Children need access to healthy and nutritious food to prevent the onset of obesity and the development of the disease into adulthood.

The challenge is to develop innovative solutions which can significantly improve the nutritional composition of food and drink available to children whilst driving down cost.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Sell2Wales Web Site at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/Search/Search_mainpage.aspx

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Sell2Wales Web Site at http://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=66116.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services
100 UK - All
1000 WALES
1010 West Wales and The Valleys
1011 Isle of Anglesey
1012 Gwynedd
1013 Conwy and Denbighshire
1014 South West Wales (Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion)
1015 Central Valleys (Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf)
1016 Gwent Valleys (Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly)
1017 Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot
1018 Swansea
1020 East Wales
1021 Monmouthshire and Newport
1022 Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
1023 Flintshire and Wrexham
1024 Powys

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

The Welsh Government are seeking to identify and support projects to develop innovative solutions which can significantly improve the nutritional composition of food and drink available to children whilst driving down cost. Solutions may focus on reducing levels of salt, sugar, saturated fat and/or calories, or increasing the levels of vitamins and minerals provided in food and drink. There are Government guidelines on sugar and salt reduction which solutions should consider. Sugar reduction: Achieving 20% - A technical report outlining progress to date, guidelines for industry, 2015 baselines levels in key foods and next steps click here; and the 2017 Salt reduction targets click here.

Projects must identify and state the typical composition and cost of the food or drink product(s) they are focusing on and what percentage improvements they intend to make. Any improvements to the identified food or drink product(s) must be over and above any current products available on the market. Applicants are encouraged to refer to the current average nutritional value of food types in the UK to ensure there is a significant improvement in composition of the proposed solution click here. We are interested in food and drink solutions which can be applied either in or out of the school environment for example projects may wish to target packed lunches, meals provided by schools or meals consumed in the home.

Projects must also ensure that:

- Calorific content is not increased.

- Any reduction in sugar should not be accompanied by an increase in saturated fat, fat or salt content or vice versa.

- Food and Drink remains appealing to children in terms of taste, texture and presentation (including the marketing of the solution).

- The cost of nutritious food and drink is reduced.

- Raw materials/ingredients are sourced from a Welsh supplier and are sustainably sourced.

- Solutions work with current catering systems (although there may be opportunities to develop new equipment/products which can be cooked in alternative ways).

- Food and drink solutions aimed at schools meet the Welsh nutrition standards for schools.

The competition is open to single companies or organisations from the private, public and third sectors, including charities. The competition will run in two phases:

- Phase 1 is intended to show the technical feasibility of the proposed concept. Development contracts will be for a duration of 3 months and up to 6 contracts valued up to £50,000 (inc. VAT) per project;

- Phase 2 contracts are intended to develop and evaluate prototypes or demonstration units from the more promising technologies in Phase 1, and it is anticipated that up to 2 projects will run for 12 months and funding will be up to £350,000 (inc. VAT) per selected project. Only those projects that have completed Phase 1 successfully will be eligible to apply for Phase 2.

Developments will be 100% funded and suppliers for each project will be selected by an open competition process and retain the intellectual property rights (IPR) generated from the project.

OUT OF SCOPE

Proposals which will be considered out of scope will include:

• Diet systems or regimes.

• Analytical techniques.

• Solutions requiring substantial regulatory approval (applicants should check with the SBRI team to check if their solution would be eligible for funding).

• Food products requiring clinical trials to validate health claims (as opposed to nutritional claims).

• Development of raw ingredients (crops, livestock breading programmes).

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

SBRI Competitions are open to all organisations that can demonstrate a route to market for their solution

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Single stage - Any candidate may submit a tender.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

N/a

4.3

Time Limits

Time-limit for receipt of completed tenders
    26-06-2017  Time  12:00

Estimated award date
 24-07-2017

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN 

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

Application process

To apply for this competition you must first register with us. You can do this by going to the web page for this competition at http://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/

When you register you will get access to all the supporting information you need, including the Guidance for Applicants and the application form. Completed applications must submitted via email clearly marked as SBRI SUBMISSION to FoodBIS@wales.gsi.gov.uk

PLEASE DO NOT SEND APPLICATIONS BY POST OR ANY OTHER MEANS THAN AS DIRECTED

The feasibility study phase of the competition opens on 06 May 2017 and closes at noon on 26 June 2017. The deadline for registration is noon on 23 June 2017.

Briefing events

Briefing events for organisations interested in finding out more about the competition will be held at the Welsh Government office in Llandudno Junction, Conwy on Monday 5th June 2017 and the Welsh Government office in Treforest, Pontypridd on Tuesday 6th June 2017. These events will provide an opportunity for interested applicants to ask questions about the competition and meet experts from the Welsh Government Food and Drink Division.

The events are free to attend but please ensure you register for the events and confirm your attendance as soon as possible. Spaces at the events are limited; these will be allocated on a first come first served basis. To reserve a place at either of the events please send your request along with the names and contact details of the attendees clearly marked as BRIEFING EVENT to FoodBIS@wales.gsi.gov.uk (No more than 2 per organisation, if there is a high demand for spaces you may be informed that only 1 space is available). An agenda for the briefing event and directions to the venue will be provided following registration. For those applicants unable to attend the briefing events presentations and a Q&A document from the event will be made available on the Sell2Wales website.

Further information

For more information about SBRI see https://sbri.innovateuk.org/

Competition email address: FoodBIS@wales.gsi.gov.uk

(WA Ref: FDD1 - SBRI)

(WA Ref:66116)

5.2

Additional Documentation

Invitation to tender (SBRI_WG_001)
Competition brief (SBRI_WG_002)
Guidance notes (SBRI_WG_003)
SBRI Application Form (SBRI_WG_004)
FAQs (SBRI_WG_005)
SBRI Contract (SBRI_WG_006)
SBRI Process Overview (SBRI_WG_007)
Community Benefits Document (SBRI_WG_008)

5.3

Publication date of this notice

 04-05-2017

Information added to the notice since publication.

Additional information added to the notice since it's publication.
DateDetails
10/05/2017 10:40ADDED FILE: Gwahoddiad i Dendro (SBRI_WG_001)

Gwahoddiad i Dendro (SBRI_WG_001)
10/05/2017 10:47ADDED FILE: Briff y gystadleuaeth (SBRI_WG_002)

Briff y gystadleuaeth (SBRI_WG_002)
10/05/2017 10:52ADDED FILE: Canllawiau (SBRI_WG_003)

Canllawiau (SBRI_WG_003)
10/05/2017 10:54ADDED FILE: Ffurflen gais (SBRI_WG_004)

Ffurflen gais (SBRI_WG_004)
10/05/2017 10:55ADDED FILE: Cwestiynau Cyffredin (SBRI_WG_005)

Cwestiynau Cyffredin (SBRI_WG_005)
10/05/2017 11:03ADDED FILE: Contract y Fenter Ymchwil Busnesau Bach (SBRI_WG_006)

Contract y Fenter Ymchwil Busnesau Bach (SBRI_WG_006)
10/05/2017 11:04ADDED FILE: Trosolwg o Broses y Fenter Ymchwil Busnesau Bach (SBRI_WG_007)

Trosolwg o Broses y Fenter Ymchwil Busnesau Bach (SBRI_WG_007)
10/05/2017 11:05ADDED FILE: Dogfen manteision i'r gymuned (SBRI_WG_008)

Dogfen manteision i'r gymuned (SBRI_WG_008)
14/06/2017 16:23ADDED FILE: SBRI Presentation

SBRI Presentation
14/06/2017 16:25REPLACED FILE: FAQs (SBRI_WG_005)

• FAQs (SBRI_WG_005)
14/06/2017 16:27REPLACED FILE: Invitation to tender (SBRI_WG_001)

• Invitation to Tender (SBRI_WG_001)
15/06/2017 14:52SBRI Presentation Andrew Thomas

SBRI Presentation Andrew Thomas
15/06/2017 14:56ADDED FILE: Presentation

Presentation
Main Contact: Andrew.Martin@wales.gsi.gov.uk
Admin Contact: N/a
Technical Contact: N/a
Other Contact: FoodBIS@wales.gsi.gov.uk

Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
73000000Research and development services and related consultancy servicesResearch and Development

Delivery Locations

Delivery Locations
IDDescription
1017Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot
1022Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
1015Central Valleys (Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf)
1013Conwy and Denbighshire
1020East Wales
1023Flintshire and Wrexham
1016Gwent Valleys (Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly)
1012Gwynedd
1011Isle of Anglesey
1021Monmouthshire and Newport
1024Powys
1014South West Wales (Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion)
1018Swansea
100UK - All
1000WALES
1010West Wales and The Valleys

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Current Documents

CreatedNameDescriptionSizeDownloads
04/05/2017 Competition brief (SBRI_WG_002) • Competition Brief (SBRI_WG_0021.50 MB55
04/05/2017 Guidance notes (SBRI_WG_003) • Guidance notes (SBRI_WG_003)867.92 KB54
04/05/2017 SBRI Application Form (SBRI_WG_004) • Application Form (SBRI_WG_004)1.06 MB56
04/05/2017 SBRI Contract (SBRI_WG_006) • SBRI Contract (SBRI_WG_006)79.20 KB35
04/05/2017 SBRI Process Overview (SBRI_WG_007) • SBRI Process Overview (SBRI_WG_007)872.99 KB29
04/05/2017 Community Benefits Document (SBRI_WG_008) • Community Benefits Document (SBRI_WG_008)39.16 KB30
10/05/2017 Gwahoddiad i Dendro (SBRI_WG_001) Gwahoddiad i Dendro (SBRI_WG_001)105.53 KB3
10/05/2017 Briff y gystadleuaeth (SBRI_WG_002) Briff y gystadleuaeth (SBRI_WG_002)1.50 MB3
10/05/2017 Canllawiau (SBRI_WG_003) Canllawiau (SBRI_WG_003)870.59 KB3
10/05/2017 Ffurflen gais (SBRI_WG_004) Ffurflen gais (SBRI_WG_004)1.07 MB3
10/05/2017 Cwestiynau Cyffredin (SBRI_WG_005) Cwestiynau Cyffredin (SBRI_WG_005)57.00 KB3
10/05/2017 Contract y Fenter Ymchwil Busnesau Bach (SBRI_WG_006) Contract y Fenter Ymchwil Busnesau Bach (SBRI_WG_006)79.36 KB3
10/05/2017 Trosolwg o Broses y Fenter Ymchwil Busnesau Bach (SBRI_WG_007) Trosolwg o Broses y Fenter Ymchwil Busnesau Bach (SBRI_WG_007)874.56 KB3
10/05/2017 Dogfen manteision i'r gymuned (SBRI_WG_008) Dogfen manteision i'r gymuned (SBRI_WG_008)18.40 KB3
14/06/2017 SBRI presentations SBRI Presentation7.12 MB12
14/06/2017 FAQs (SBRI_WG_005) Version 2 • FAQs (SBRI_WG_005)53.00 KB16
14/06/2017 Invitation to tender (SBRI_WG_001) version 2 • Invitation to Tender (SBRI_WG_001)105.12 KB25
15/06/2017 SBRI Presentation for briefing event Presentation45.02 MB22

Replaced Documents

CreatedNameDescriptionSize
04/05/2017Invitation to tender (SBRI_WG_001)• Invitation to Tender (SBRI_WG_001)104.95 KB
04/05/2017FAQs (SBRI_WG_005)• FAQs (SBRI_WG_005)56.50 KB

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