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Baltic GPP project pilots sustainable procurement approaches

17 January 2013

The Baltic GPP project, which aims to increase the level and uptake of GPP in the Baltic Sea Region through capacity building, will pilot early market engagement, the use of Life-Cycle costing, and CO2 assessment within Baltic public authorities in the coming months. Pilot cases will take place in Sweden, Norway and Denmark.

Troms County Council in Norway will create the country’s first passive school, and will try out a contracting method with an emphasis on partnering as a means to increase innovation within the construction process. The Procurement Department of the Danish Ministry of Environment intends to reduce the amount of dangerous chemicals within the machinery lubricants they purchase, as well as decrease the number of suppliers used from 600 to 250.

The Norwegian county of Sør Trøndelag is planning to purchase cleaning services specifically for dental clinics, and is aiming to do so in a more environmentally friendly manner. The Swedish organisation SKL Kommentus, which offers support to the public sector in terms of procurement and business activities, will employ energy-efficiency consultation in the area of real estate and help pilot early market engagement, CO2 assessment and facilitating SME participation in GPP.

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