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German governments invited to avail of support for greening tenders

20 June 2014

The "Umweltfreundliche Beschaffung in der Praxis" (green procurement in practice) project is offering federal, state and local governments in Germany free support on integrating environmental aspects into tenders over the next two years. Interested parties are already encouraged to apply.

To take part, public procurement agencies must be planning to make one or more calls in the next months. Funded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety, and the Federal Environment Agency, the project will provide in-depth knowledgede to participating bodies, developing expertise and showing that green procurement is both feasible and beneficial.

To support the exchange of knowledge, three networking meetings are planned between purchasers in locations across Germany. Interested parties should make contact by email or telephone, and should be prepared to provide details of their proposed procurement activity.

For more information, click here [in German].