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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
SPP Regions Tender Model: Joint Procurement of 500 GWh in Piedmont
The Central Purchasing Body of Piedmont Region, in collaboration with Metropolitan City of Turin and ARPA Piedmont, in the context of APE Network, has conducted a joint procurement of 500 GWh.
English
Italy
Energy
Energy efficiency
2017
SPP Regions Tender Model: Euro 6 cargo minivan for Gabrovo
Gabrovo Municipality conducted a procurement for the purchase of a EURO 6 cargo minivan for Zora nursery. During proposal evaluations, additional points were granted to more environmental friendly vehicles meeting the EURO 6 standard.
English
Bulgaria
Transport and vehicles
General GPP/SPP
2017
SPP Regions Tender Model: Joint Procurement of 19 urban electric buses in Piedmont
Piedmont Region conducted a join procurement for the purchase of 19 electric buses and 10 years of full service maintenance. The tender was part of a programme launched by the Piedmont Region to promote the introduction of electric buses into regional transport operators fleets.
English
Italy
Transport and vehicles
SPP Regions Consortium
2017
SPP Regions Tender Model: Self-regulating LED lamps for Turin Polytechnic
The Polytechnic of Turin conducted the pilot installation of 16 self-regulating LED lamps at the Department of Control and Computer Science.
English
Italy
Lighting
Energy efficiency
2017
Case Studies: Public Procurement of Energy Efficient Data Centres
“Green” data centres not only suppose a significant reduction of monetary costs, but also offer a sustainable, innovative, safer and energy efficient computing solution.

This series of case studies, compiled within the European PrimeEnergyIT project, present some of the good practice experiences from public authorities in Europe on energy efficient data centres. The different scenarios included in this compilation confirm that the public procurement of newly constructed data centres originates from the necessity to achieve more efficient energy consumption, reduced operative and maintenance costs, and safer data storage through higher availability and improved redundancy.
English
Europe/EU, International
ICT (information and communication techn.), Energy
Energy efficiency
PrimeEnergyIT
2012