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Navigate Change: How new approaches to public procurement will create new markets
Produced as part of the euroPROC project, this guide helps small and medium sized businesses navigate the dynamic changes taking place in public procurement. It introduces new trends, the different ways policies are implemented, the opportunities that arise and experiences to-date to help identify opportunities and risks.
English
Europe/EU
General GPP/SPP, , SMEs(small and medium sized enterprises)
ACC1Ó
2011
Guide on dealing with innovative solutions in public procurement - 10 elements of good practice
A concise, helpful guide, produced by the European Commission in 2007, on how to make your procurement practices more open to innovative solutions.
English
Europe/EU
Innovation procurement (PPI)
European Commission
2007
Environment Canada's Green Meeting Guide
A practical, step-by-step guide to the organisation of a green meeting. Published by Environment Canada.
International
Events
Environment Canada
2007
Buy Fair - A guide to the public purchasing of fair trade products
Guide produced by the Buy Fair project, providing guidance and criteria for the purchasing of fair trade products. For other language versions please visit the website.
Multiple
English, Catalan, German, Slovene, Spanish
Europe/EU
Food and catering
Fair trade
ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability
2007
Best Practice Guidelines for Using EPC To Improve Government Buildings
Guidelines produced by the The IEA (International Energy Agency) Energy Conservation in Buildings and Community Systems (ECBCS) Programme. These recommendations are based on the experiences of government EPC programs in five countries: the United States, Canada, Germany, Finland, and Denmark.
English
International
Buildings and construction
Energy performance contracting
IEA (International Energy Agency) Energy Conservation in Buildings and Community Systems (ECBCS) Programme
2010
Life cycle costing (LCC) as a contribution to sustainable construction - Final Guidance
A methodology for LCC in construction developed by Davis Langdon on behalf of the European Commission, together with guidance on its application, and examples in practice
English
Europe/EU
Life-cycle costing
European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry
2007
UK Government Timber Procurement Advice Note - April 2010
Official UK central government guidelines for the procurement of legal and sustainable timber by public authorities. This includes model text for inclusion in specifications and contracts.
English
United Kingdom
Timber and forestry
UK Central Point of Expertise on Timber Procurement (CPET)
2010
Procurement Guidelines. Energy efficient office equipment, professional procurement - DENA, Germany
Guidance and criteria on the purchase of energy efficient office equipment for professionals. Produced by the German Energy Agency, DENA.
German
Germany
ICT (information and communication techn.)
Energy efficiency
Deutsche Energie-Agentur (DENA)
2009
Managing Energy Demand: A collaborative approach - OGC, UK
Guidance produced by the UK Office of Government Commerce (OGC) on how authorities can reduce their energy demand. It addresses automated meter reading, IT power management, carbon offsetting and voltage reduction, and highlights UK support organisations.
English
United Kingdom
Energy
General GPP/SPP, , , Energy efficiency
Office of Government Commerce (OGC), UK
2009
Purchasing guide for energy using products - Danish Energy Saving Trust
A guide for purchasers in any large organisation when purchasing a variety of products including computers, displays, copiers, printers, servers, projectors, lighting, and many other products. Aimed at the Danish market, but valid internationally.
English, Danish
Denmark
ICT (information and communication techn.), Lighting
General GPP/SPP, , , Energy efficiency
Danish Energy Saving Trust
2011
Responsible Purchasing Guide - Carbon Offsets
A Guide produced by the US Responsible Purchasing Network (RPN), on how and what to purchase in terms of carbon offsets. Although produced for a US audience, the guide contains information relevant internationally.
English
International
Responsible Purchasing Network
2009
Guide to Sustainable Procurement of Medical Products
This guide, published by the French Ministry of the Economy, Finances and Industry, provides information on the sustainable procurement of medical supplies and equipment. Topics examined include the use of standards, choice of technical specifications and criteria, and addressing the full life-cycle of products.
French
France
Medical equipment
General GPP/SPP,
Ministère de l'Économie, des Finances et de l'Industrie
2011