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Tender Compilation: Mainstreaming low-carbon procurement
This collection provides an overview of all published tender models within the GPP 2020 project, as well as a more detailed selection of 11 tenders that show the full range of approaches taken across all partner regions
English
Europe/EU
General GPP/SPP
GPP 2020 Consortium
Nordic Capitals for green growth
The report collects a series of public procurement case studies from six nordic countries. Case studies go from sustainable transport procurement examples to environmental management standards and construction case studies.
English
Europe/EU, Denmark, Sweden, Norway
General GPP/SPP
Nordic Council
2017
SPP Regions Tender Model: Energy use in buildings
Bristol City Council developed a district heat network linking two small networks, including the installation of a biomass boiler and efficient gas boilers.
English
Europe/EU, United Kingdom
Energy
General GPP/SPP, Energy efficiency
SPP Regions Consortium
2017
SPP Regions Tender Model: Provision of School Food in Bath
The tenders looks at the awarded contract for the provision of fresh meat and fruits and vegetables to Primary School by the purchasing body Bath & North East Somerset (B&NES) Council.
English
Europe/EU, United Kingdom
Food and catering
General GPP/SPP
SPP Regions Consortium
2017
SPP Regions Tender Model: Joint Procurement of 19 vehicles in Niort, France
This joint procurement led by the municipality of Niort for the replacement of 19 vehicles included a life cycle cost comparison of the vehicles using the methodology of the Clean Vehicles Directive (2009/33/EC), including environmental externalities.
English
France
Transport and vehicles
General GPP/SPP
2017
Sustainable Public Procurement - This is how it's done!
This report is a collection of experiences on sustainable public procurement shared by government and private sectors experts.
English
Europe/EU, Netherlands
General GPP/SPP
PIANOO
2017
Case Studies of Green Public Procurement Implementation in Asia-Pacific Countries
The report collects a compilation of GPP case studies from four countries, namely, People’s Republic of China, Japan, Republic of Korea and Thailand. They provide policy makers, trainers and those interested in implementing GPP with insights into the different procurement scenarios
English
China, Japan, Korea; South, Thailand
General GPP/SPP
UNEP, KEITI, MEP
2017
Purchasing hot drinks in cups made from bio-based materials
The factsheet explores the procurement carried out in cooperation with the Department for Category Management for vending machines, operating under the Dutch Ministry for Infrastructure and Environment.
English
Netherlands
Food and catering
Biobased products
Bio-based Products and Services in the Circular Economy
The factsheets focuses on how procurement of bio-based products and services fit into the circular economy. The factsheet addresses the question: does encouraging the public procurement of bio-based products contribute to fostering a circular economy?
English
Europe/EU
Circular Economy, Biobased products
InnProBio Consortium
2017
EU GPP case study: Greener IT Equipment in Gizpuzkoa (Spain)
In 2008, a public tendering process for a three year framework contract for the supply of office information technology (IT) equipment for Gipuzkoa’s Provincial Council and other autonomous or public bodies based in the province took place.
English
Spain
ICT (information and communication techn.)
Ecolabels, Energy efficiency
European Commission - Directorate General Environment
2011
Green procurement and green products generate growth
Seven business cases for green procurement from Denmark are presented through this publication. The examples demonstrate how green procurement contributes to the green transition of society. Focus is on the effects of green procurement from the perspective of suppliers in regards to job creation, innovation, export, and marketing opportunities.
English, Danish
Europe/EU, Denmark
General GPP/SPP, Innovation procurement (PPI)
Danish Environmental Protection Agency
2013
EU GPP case study: ICT equipment and management services, Italy
Consip SpA, the Italian central purchasing body, identified a need for leasing ICT equipment and management services. The organisation established that by purchasing an integrated service, as opposed to a product, several economic and ecological targets could be met. More specifically, Consip felt that by using this approach they could achieve greater energy efficiency, rationalise their IT infrastructure, cut staff costs and reduce the need for regular maintenance. In 2013, Consip set up a €380 million framework agreement over 24 months for ICT services covering 160,000 workstations located on the premises of various Italian public bodies. The desktop sourcing services included the management of ICT platforms, leasing of hardware, software licenses and virtualisation services. Consip chose to set up an “incomplete” framework agreement as part of their tendering strategy, under which not all terms had been established. This allowed the public bodies purchasing through the contract flexibility with their individual purchases, setting additional technical specifications and award criteria on a case-by-case basis. At the same time, it ensured compliance with Consip’s minimum requirements. Consip ensured that suppliers would in fact be able to meet the standards specified in their tender documentation, by carrying out a market analysis prior to tendering, and by including the minimum environmental criteria issued by the Italian Environment Ministry in their tender. The sustainability criteria included in the tender contributed to the selection of brand new products on the market with low energy consumption.
English
Italy
ICT (information and communication techn.)
General GPP/SPP
European Commission - Directorate General Environment
2014