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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
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
Promote innovative solutions through public procurement
Innovation and public procurement go hand in hand: public procurement can offer a first reference for an innovative solution, while business creativity is a breeding ground for providing more efficient services to citizens. With this guide, "Promoting innovative solutions through public procurement", Luxinnovation aims to disseminate good practices to public purchasers.
French
Luxembourg
Innovation procurement (PPI)
Luxinnovation
2015
Guide to green public procurement of software
Software has a significant impact on how information and communication technology (ICT) is used. It influences energy requirements and can contribute to the premature replacement of harware (software obsolescence). This Guide provides a catalogue of criteria for sourcing environmentally sound software and explains how procurers can use it for tenders. It is suitable for both the procurement of finished standard software and for commissioning a software development.
German
Europe/EU, Germany
ICT (information and communication techn.)
General GPP/SPP, Energy efficiency
Umwelt Bundesamt
2019
UrbanWINS Toolkit: A guide on urban metabolism and participatory processes for more efficient urban waste policies
The toolkit gathers all the relevant technical and political approaches and tools that have been used throughout the EU funded project UrbanWINS. It is addressed at policy and research stakeholders as well as civil society active in the circular economy. It inspires innovative urban waste prevention and management strategies able to contribute to the shift to more sustainable and circular urban economies.
English
Europe/EU
Waste
Innovation procurement (PPI) , Circular Economy
Buying Green Handbook
This handbook is designed to help public authorities successfully plan and implement GPP. It explains the possibilities offered by European Union law in a practical way, and looks at simple and effective approaches to greening contracts.
Lithuanian
Europe/EU, Lithuania
General GPP/SPP
European Commission
2016
Socially Responsible Workwear - A guide for public purchasers
This guide shows how you, as a public purchaser, can improve the situation of the workers and help respect international and national laws on working conditions, human rights and living wages, in consultation with your suppliers.
English
Europe/EU, Belgium
Textiles
General GPP/SPP, Social responsibility
Association of Flemish Cities and Municipalities
2018
Minimal common sustainability criteria for Sustainable Procurement processes to select Micro, Small and Medium sized Enterprise suppliers
This recommendation proposes an approach to both sustainable public-sector procurement as well as sustainable private-sector procurement. It provides key references in this area and offers a sample code of conduct in annex.
English
Europe/EU
General GPP/SPP, SMEs(small and medium sized enterprises)
UNECE
2019
WALGA Guide to Sustainable Procurement
Developed by WALGA to assist its Members define an accountability framework in the support of meeting its objectives in enabling sustainable services and infrastructure to be delivered to the community, through effective procurement processes and decision making.
English
International, Australia
Transport and vehicles, Office stationery
General GPP/SPP
Western Australian Local Government Association
2017