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GPP to promote low GWP alternatives to HFCs
The aim of this study carried out by Rocardo-AEA and Gluckman Consulting was to determine the extent to which F-gases are taken into account within public procurement in Europe currently and to identify promising target areas for promoting low GWP alternatives to have maximum impact.
English
Europe/EU
Food and catering, Transport and vehicles, Buildings and construction, Medical equipment
General GPP/SPP
Ricardo-AEA and Gluckman Consulting
2015
Abnormally Low Tenders
There is often keen competition between economic operators, which submit competitive, low-price bids in order to secure work, retain employment and maintain their presence on the market. Low prices can, potentially, result in significant financial benefits to contracting authorities. It may also be the case that low-priced tenders are “too good to be true” and will be very poor value for money or will not be delivered at all. It is in this context that the concept of “abnormally low tenders” arises. This brief includes information on identifying and reacting to abnormally low tenders,
English
Europe/EU
General GPP/SPP
SIGMA, OECD
2016
Technology-Neutral Procurement of a Full-Electric Ferry
Procurement of a fully electric ferry by the Norwegian Directorate of Public Roads, to service the villages of Lavik and Oppedal across Sognefjord, using a competitive dialogue procedure.
English
Norway
Transport and vehicles
Market Engagement
European Commission, DG Environment
2014
Public Procurement Guidelines for Goods and Services
The Irish Office of Government Procurement procurement guidelines include chapters on Environment, Social and Labour provisions, template documents, and sections on GPP criteria and Life-Cycle Costing.
English
Ireland
General GPP/SPP
Irish Office of Government Procurement
2017
Sustainable textiles for the fire service - Institute for Safety
The Institute for Safety worked with 19 fire service regions in the Netherlands to engage suppliers and encourage sustainable solutions to their textile needs. By purchasing clothing made from organic cotton and polyester from recycled fibres, they saved 134 tonnes of CO2 and prevented 262 tonnes of toxic additives and pesticides in one year alone of a 6-8 year contract. This was the Procura+ Award 2017 runner-up in the category Sustainable Procurement of the Year.
English
Europe/EU
Textiles
General GPP/SPP
2017
Preparation and delivery of healthy and sustainable school meals
The City of Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve aims to increase awareness and interest in
healthy and sustainable food among children (as well as parents and school staff); training people far from employment; and, motivating the market to provide more sustainable food.
English
Europe/EU, Belgium
Food and catering
General GPP/SPP
2019
Sustainable procurement of desktop and portable computers
Region Stockholm, an ICLEI member, has identified ICT as a priority area to be addressed in their procurement, due to the high risk of human rights, labour rights, and child labour violations within the supply chain. This case study summarises the approach, results and lessons learned of a recent ICT procurement.
English
Europe/EU, Sweden
ICT (information and communication techn.)
GPP Newsalert
2019
City of Oslo - Promoting zero emission transportation in procurement
This document contains a plan on how the City of Oslo will achieve zero-emission (ZE) transport in all future procurements made by the municipality. The proposed method is suitable for most types of procurements, including those which have been in focus during the BuyZET project: craftsman services and facility waste.
English
Europe/EU, Norway
Transport and vehicles, Buildings and construction
General GPP/SPP
BuyZET Project
2019
Innovation Partnerships in Practice
A selection of first experiences of Innovation Partnerships in the Netherlands
Dutch
Netherlands
Innovation procurement (PPI)
PIANOo
2019