Procurement of Energy Efficient, Low Carbon Vending Machines

The average vending machines operate 24 hours per day, seven days a week, consuming 2,500 to 4,400 kWh of energy annually. With new technology, energy efficient vending machines can reduce the amount of energy used by 24 to 76% and the amount of CO2 being released into the atmosphere can be reduced significantly.

The University of Sheffield published the second INNOCAT tender in March 2015 to develop a vending solution that reduces carbon emissions and energy usage.  Following a competitive dialogue with eleven suppliers, contract is expected to be awarded in Autumn 2016.

What were the results?

The results of this procurement process are available in the following INNOCAT project publication: Engaging the Market in Public Procurement - A Collection of Good Practice Cases > Download here