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Hessen: Leader in sustainable and fair procurement - guidance
Hessen (Germany) has published on 22 August 2012 a set of 7 sustainable procurement guidelines for the product and service groups office stationary, office communication, office furniture, computers, cars, cleaning services and textiles. They include criteria and verification schemes and include indications on the legal soundness of the proposed criteria.
German
Germany
Textiles, ICT (information and communication techn.), Transport and vehicles, Cleaning, Office stationery, Furniture
General GPP/SPP
2012
Sustainable Public Procurement Implementation Guidelines
United Nations produced document that provides guidance for all governments and organisations interested in the implementation of sustainable public procurement through UNEP’s SPP Approach.
English
International
General GPP/SPP
United Nations Environment Progamme (UNEP)
2012
Certification concepts for energy efficient data centres. Comparison of certification services in the EU
Several concepts and tools have been proposed and implemented at international level to support energy efficiency measures in data centres including energy efficiency metrics and monitoring, guidelines for procurement and best practice as well as comprehensive management and certification concepts.
In this paper, the main management and certification concepts available in the EU are briefly evaluated and compared regarding their practical effectiveness and specific benefits.
English
Europe/EU, International
ICT (information and communication techn.)
Energy efficiency
PrimeEnergyIT Project consortium
2012
Procurement guidance for energy efficient server room and data centre equipment
This document provides purchasing recommendations for public authorities in the European Union for the replacement and renewal of server room/data centre equipment – namely: servers, storage devices, network equipment (network access
equipment, gateways, switches and routers), cooling equipment and monitoring equipment.
English, German
Europe/EU
ICT (information and communication techn.)
General GPP/SPP, Energy efficiency
PrimeEnergyIT Project consortium,
2012
Responsible Public Procurement of Forest Products. (Paper and Wood). Environmental and Social Good Practice for Public Administrations and Private Companies.
A report outlining the social and environmental impacts of paper and timber-products, steps that can be taken to reduce these, criteria and good practice cases from the public and the private sectors. Different labels are also compared.
Spanish
Spain
Timber and forestry , Office stationery
Fundacion Copade
2011
Dutch Sustainable Infrastructure Portal
A website providing advice on the procurement of sustainable infrastructure projects. The portal has been produced by the Sustainability Alliance GWW, a collaboration between a range of public authorities and agencies.
Dutch
Netherlands
Infrastructure
General GPP/SPP,
Sustainability Alliance GWW
The CARPE guide presents an overview of the potential for responsible procurement in European cities. It provides a basic introduction into public procurement procedures and legislation, focusing on green procurement, ethical procurement, employment promotion, promoting the social economy, safeguarding working conditions, and promoting equal opportunities and accessibility.
English, French, German
General GPP/SPP
Eurocities
2005
Practical Handbook on Green Public Procurement 2011. Models and examples for implementation by the Basque public administration.
This manual gives practical guidelines regarding green purchasing and contracting addressed in a simple way. Additionally, it also includes recommendations for direct purchase, often neglected in existing literature.
Basque, Spanish
Spain
General GPP/SPP
Ihobe
2011
Environmental product labelling. Guidebook on environmental criteria for product improvement
The handbook brings together, clearly and comprehensively, the various types of existing environmental product labelling (both mandatory and voluntary) that may be useful in public procurement, among others.
Basque, Spanish
Spain
Ecolabels
Ihobe
2011