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Buying for a Better World United Nations Environment Programme: A Guide on Sustainable Procurement for the UN System
To assist with the implementation of Sustainable Procurement, this guide
aims to provide: concrete and valid arguments for the United Natiions to engage in SP; recommendations on the development of a SP Action Plan; and guidance on the integration of sustainable development principles in
the UN procurement cycle.
English
International
General GPP/SPP, Life-cycle costing
UNEP
2011
The Local Government Information Unit (LGIU) e.guide to local sustainable procurement
The LGIU e.guide to local sustainable procurement with good practice cases from Cambridge, Camden, Gateshead, LGIU, Plymouth and Warwickshire
English
United Kingdom
General GPP/SPP
Local Information Unit Ltd
Climate Information for Green Procurement
The main purpose of this guide to climate information is to highlight current issues on climate information in general and some important points that are worth considering for procurers who need to consider information on the carbon footprint of different products in various ways.
English
Sweden
General GPP/SPP, , ,
SEMCo
The CO2-Performance ladder
The CO2-Performance ladder is a procurement tool to encourage companies to be aware of their CO2 emissions (and those of their suppliers), and to be permanently on the lookout for new ways to save energy, use materials efficiently, and to use renewable energy.
Netherlands
General GPP/SPP, ,
Published by the Independent Foundation for Climate Friendly Procurement and Business.
2011
Better Public Transport for Europe - A Good Practice Guide
The guide sets out how local authorities have improved the environmental and quality standards and increased efficiency in urban public transport through preparing for and undertaking competitive tendering.
English, German
Europe/EU
Transport and vehicles
ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability
Lewisham Guide to Green Procurement
A comprehensive guide produced for Lewisham staff, contractors and suppliers, which outlines the rationale behind the Council's environmentally responsible procurement policy, and also provides specific guidance for a number of product and service groups.
English
United Kingdom
Food and catering, ICT (information and communication techn.), Transport and vehicles, Energy, Cleaning, Timber and forestry , Buildings and construction, Office stationery, Infrastructure, Green spaces, Furniture
General GPP/SPP
Lewisham Borough Council
2006
European Commission GPP Training Toolkit
The toolkit contains guidance on managing GPP implementation in a public authority, and a powerpoint presentation on the legal framework for GPP. The toolkit also contains an introductory presentation on the benefits of GPP. The EC GPP criteria originally formed part of this toolkit.
English
Europe/EU
General GPP/SPP
European Commission, DG Environment
2008
The competitive dialogue
A guide to the optimal use of the competitive dialogue procedure produced by the Dutch central government based on a number of recent Dutch experiences.
English, Dutch
Netherlands
Innovation procurement (PPI) ,
Dutch national government
2009
GRIP's tool for evaluation of tenders
A tool produced by GRIP by (the Norwegian Foundation for Sustainable
Consumption and Production) for the evaluation of tender bids. The Excel tool includes a calculation model for determining life cycle costs in net present value.
English, norwegian
Norway
Life-cycle costing,
GRIP
2007
Buy green and make a difference - How to address environmental issues in public procurement
A guide to GPP produced by the UK Office of Government Commerce (OGC), which outlines how environmental issues can be taken into account at the different stages of a public procurement process.
English
United Kingdom
General GPP/SPP
Office of Government Commerce (OGC), UK
2008
Leeds City Council Green Purchasing Guide
A detailed guide to sustainable procurement prepared to assist procurers working for Leeds City Council. The guide contains sector-specific advice, as well as providing general information on the purpose and need for sustainable procurement
English
United Kingdom
ICT (information and communication techn.), Cleaning, Office stationery, Furniture
General GPP/SPP
Leeds City Council
2008
Life cycle cost tool - SEMCO
A tool developed by the Swedish Environmental Management Council (SEMCO) which can be used in both the needs analysis and in tender evaluation to clarify the total cost for a product during the period it will be used.
English, Swedish
Sweden
Life-cycle costing
Swedish Environmental Management Council (SEMCO)
2011