Restaurant chain Nando’s will tender for a water supplier in early 2018.
The chicken specialist currently has 397 outlets across England with more in the pipeline. It has appointed consultancy Waterscan to advise on the English water market, provide a data set for the tender process and conduct margin analysis to assist in the bid evaluation.
“Having firmly embedded waste reduction principles and procurement processes in our business, we now turn our attention to water,” said Cameron Holder, head of indirect procurement at Nando’s.
“We are excited by the possibilities that the open market offers us and trust Waterscan’s considerable expertise and data insight to guide us toward optimising water consumption and cost savings throughout our English restaurant portfolio.”
Waterscan account director, James Goodall, said the consultancy’s initial task was to review Nando’s billing data to understand current usage to drive down consumption and cost.
“The resulting data analysis will assist the Nando’s procurement team to make a well-informed decision about its choice of water supplier and ultimately achieve their best possible tender outcome,” he suggested.