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United Nations - Sustainable procurement guidelines
Sustainable procurement criteria for a wide range of product groups to be followed by UN organisations globally. Produced as part of the Sustainable United Nations initiative
English
International
Food and catering, ICT (information and communication techn.), Cleaning, Office stationery, Furniture
United Nations
2011
Leijona's 100% sustainably sourced fish
The state-owned company Leijona Catering, who cater for Finland’s defence forces, prepare about 70,000 meals a day, and annually purchase foodstuffs with a total value of about 30 million euros. The company has resolved to reduce environmental impacts along the food chain, using responsible food procurement as a key tool.
English
Finland
Food and catering
Motiva Oy
2017
The purchasing pool of the Hospital District of South Ostrobothnia
The Hospital District of South Ostrobothnia ran a competitive tender in 2016 for the supply of foodstuffs to its purchasing pool for a two-year contract period.
English
Finland
Food and catering
District of South Ostrobothnia
2016
Circular Procurement Guide
This guide is intended for procurement staff and gives specific pointers to set you on the right path to introduce circular procurement in your organisation. This instrument took shape in the summer of 2013 and has been further supplemented since then.
English
Circular Economy
MVO Nederland
2013
Using Product-Service Systems to Enhance Sustainable Public Procurement
The report seeks to consolidate the information currently available on product-service systems(PSS)and to offer clarity on the drivers,advantages and challenges associated with their provision by the private sector and their use by the public sector.
English
Circular Economy
10YFP SPP
2015
Using Product Service Systems in Circular Procurement
This training module for circular procurement provides insights and practical guidance to procurement officials, policy makers and suppliers on how adopting circular procurement principles will help deliver improved sustainable public procurement which, in turn, will deliver associated and evidenced environmental, social and financial benefits at organisational and national scale.
English
Europe/EU
Circular Economy
UNEP
2016
Public Procurement for a Circular Economy
This guidance sets out the policy framework, strategic thinking and planning recommended before embarking on a public procurement process, engaging the market and consideration of the various steps of the procurement hierarchy.
English
Europe/EU
Circular Economy
European Commission
2017
Circular Procurement Best Practice Report
This report gives an overview of the meaning of Circular Procurement and explores concepts and ideas related to the topic, including references to circular procurement examples.
English
Europe/EU
Circular Economy
SPP Regions Consortium
2017
Cleaning Catalonia's air through clean vehicle procurement
The Catalan Government has multi-pronged approach to encouraging SPP of vehicles, including: provision of Green Vehicle Procurement Guide, development of specific government agreements to encourage procurement of low emission vehicles, supporting the Catalan Ecolabel, and promoting sustainable mobility.
English
Spain
Transport and vehicles
General GPP/SPP
Procura+
2017
Supplying seasonal and diverse organic fruit and vegetables
The City of Copenhagen is dedicated to ensuring its food and catering service is healthy, sustainable and appetising. The City has a target to supply 90% organic food across its 900 municipal canteens. In 2014 the municipality ensured that bids for fruit and vegetable contracts would include a variety of different sorts, varieties and types.
English
Denmark
Food and catering
General GPP/SPP
Procura+
2017
Innovative lighting procurement for London’s Underground network
In 2015, Transport for London (TfL) sought to reduce the whole life-cycle cost of lighting the London Underground network. The procurement calculated external costs including installation, maintenance, energy use, carbon and cleaning costs. Indicative results suggest a 25% saving on whole life-cycle costs, and significant reductions in energy consumption.
English
United Kingdom
Lighting
Energy efficiency
Procura+
2017
Sustainable Reconstruction of the Motorway A6
Rijkswaterstaat (RWS) procured works and services to widen the A6 motorway, aiming for the motorway to be energy neutral after construction. RWS developed instruments to calculate the CO2 emissions, then selected a tender using a combination of price and quality according to the economically most advantageous submission. This was the Procura+ Award winning tender in 2016 for Tender Procedure of the Year.
English
Netherlands
Infrastructure
Procura+
2017