About us

The Cupboard was developed three years ago in response to procurement professionals request for a platform to share ways of implementing sustainable procurement practice in their organisations.

All content is provided by users and supporting organisations. Anyone using the site is encouraged to share their documents and tools which they have found supported sustainable practice. Information is not quality assured on this site and should therefore be considered good practice. We are investigating with the relevant national bodies how they could be involved in a system of pre qualification of certain of the aspects of the information contained in this site. Defra and the NHS have endorsed this site as a platform for their case studies. It is also referenced by a wide variety of other organisations such as OGC and BSI.

Over 600 procurement professionals are registered site users from the public, private and third sectors.

The use of this site is free, all content is provided free to users, and it is run as a not-for-profit site for the public good.

Particular thanks are due to East Midlands Development Agency (emda) who financed the original development, the New Economics Foundation who were instrumental in making this happen, and Adam Wilkinson who designed the site, and maintains it free of charge.

Please contact us if you have suggestions to develop this site further as a practical support for sustainable procurement in the public sector, or if you would like to support us.