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Using product services to enhance sustainable public procurement
This technical report is intended to assist governments in evaluating the potential of productservice
systems to act as a driver in achieving their sustainability goals. The authors believe the
report provides a basis for more research to determine the effectiveness of various PSS
schemes and related products in regard to sustainable public procurement.
English
International
General GPP/SPP
UNEP
2015
Solutions Gateway - sustainable public procurement
This online support platform was created for Local Governments to provide potential solutions for Low Emission Development of the community, which also enhance local sustainable development.
Solutions are recommended processes or clusters of coherent actions A wide range of sectors are covered, such as waste, water, buildings, energy, transportation, and land use, as well as cross-sectoral themes such as sustainable public procurement.
English
International
General GPP/SPP
URBAN LEDS
2015
Green Procurement. Important steps introduced briefly
This six-step guide on how to introduce the concept of green procurement at a public authority provides a first reading. It includes guidance on the importance of market analysis, priority product and service groups, costs over the life cycle and how to include environmental criteria in tenders.
German
Germany
General GPP/SPP
Sächsisches Staatsministerium für Umwelt und Landwirtschaft, Postfach 10 05 10, 01076 Dresden
2011
Efficient Procurement of Resources Guide
German
Europe/EU
Transport and vehicles, Energy, Buildings and construction
General GPP/SPP
2014
Guide for sustainable procurement of services
The guide provides guidance on how purchasing organisations can identify and address the sustainability impacts associated with the procurement of services.
Produced by ECO-Buy on behalf of the Australian Government.
English
International, Australia
General GPP/SPP
Australian Government (Produced by ECO-Buy)
2013
Guide to sustainable biofuels procurement for transport
The purpose of this publication is to provide guidance for public authorities and other actors intending to purchase and use sustainable biofuels for transport. It highlights the current discussion on sustainable biofuels and provides advice for other challenges related to implementing biofuelled transport.
English
Europe/EU
Transport and vehicles, Infrastructure
General GPP/SPP
2009
Sustainability Compass for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
This free online tool developed for SMEs helps to implement responsible supply chain management. There are a variety of sources, links and tools based on simple excel sheets, including a self-check tool to assess progress and database of sustainability labels, allowing for the most appropriate to be selected. (in German only)
German
Germany
Food and catering, Textiles, ICT (information and communication techn.), Transport and vehicles, Energy, Cleaning, Timber and forestry , Buildings and construction, Lighting, Office stationery, Medical equipment, Infrastructure, Green spaces, Events, Furniture
General GPP/SPP, SMEs(small and medium sized enterprises)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development in Cooperation with the Global Compact Network Germany
2012
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
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