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EU GPP case study: Using LCA and CO2 performance to assess bidders (Rijkswaterstaat, The Netherlands)
Rijkswaterstaat (RWS) is the Department of Public Works within the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment. Along with performance-based specifications, RWS uses two tools within their procurement processes to encourage sustainable working practices, the use of green materials, energy efficiency and reduced carbon emissions. Contractors bidding for large infrastructure projects, such as the construction of roads, bridges and tunnels, are assessed on 11 different parameters of environmental impacts associated with their proposed designs. Bidders’ commitments to reducing CO 2 emissions throughout projects are also taken into account during the award phase. These methods aim to utilise the market’s creative capacities to achieve better quality, more innovative solutions.
English
Netherlands
Buildings and construction, Infrastructure
Life-cycle costing
European Commission - Directorate General Environment
2013
Accès des entreprises sociales d’insertion à la commande publique en Europe
This publication aims to enhance the experiences with procuring from social enterprises in France but also to echo the French practices to compare, confront, inspire ... with the main objective to strengthen initiatives aimed at improving social enterprises' access to public tenders.
French
France
Social responsibility
Avise
2014
Technology-Neutral Procurement of a Full-Electric Ferry
Procurement of a fully electric ferry by the Norwegian Directorate of Public Roads, to service the villages of Lavik and Oppedal across Sognefjord.
English
Norway
Transport and vehicles
Market Engagement
European Commission, DG Environment
2014
Procurement of solar powered, compacting litter bins
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown (DLR) County Council in Ireland purchased 401 solar-powered compacting bins. An application to monitor real-time levels of waste in the bins reduced the number of litter bins visited by 85%.
English
Ireland
Energy
General GPP/SPP
European Commission, DG Environment
2015
The 2012 Annual Report on the State of Municipal Sustainable Procurement in Canada - Trends & Best Practices
The 2012 Annual Report on the State of Municipal Procurement in Canada
is the third annual report of the Municipal Collaboration on Sustainable
Procurement (MCSP). Drawing from lessons learnt, current practices, challenges
and opportunities faced by municipalities in 2012, this report presents key
themes and trends for this year and puts forth observations for the year ahead,
based on consultations with municipalities. This report is intended to be a
resource for municipalities and other agencies who are planning, developing
or optimizing sustainable procurement programs. It is also a summary for City
Council members and City Management Staff who want a snapshot of this
emerging strategic practice.
English
Canada
General GPP/SPP
Municipal Collaboration for Sustainable Procurement
2013
GPP tender model: LED lighting
This tender resulted in the procurement of energy efficient solutions for a pedestrian walkway in a Croatian Municipality
English
Italy
Lighting
2016
EU GPP case study: Kolding’s procurement of climate-friendly lighting solutions (Denmark)
Led by the city’s Environment Department, a call for tender was published at the end of January 2011 for the supply of highly energy efficient replacement light bulbs (such as light emitting diodes - LEDs). The tender was presented in cooperation with the Danish 12-City Purchasing Group.
English
Denmark
Lighting
Energy efficiency
European Commission - Directorate General Environment
2011
Measuring carbon dioxide emissions in Turin
This case study reports the example of Turin's procurement of school catering. To gain a better understand of what levels of greenhouse gas emissions were produced at different stags of the food procurement, a detailed study was commissioned from the University of Turin to look into the carbon footprint of the catering system in more depth.
English
Italy
Food and catering
INNOCAT Consortium
2016
Almere Upcycle City Competition
The aim of the competition, which takes the form of a tender, is to stimulate economic activity and allow for the realisation of innovative plans, which are focused on making products using the city's waste flows.
English
Netherlands
Waste
Almere City Council
2017
GPP 2020 Tender Model: Purchase of vehicles
This GPP 2020 Tender Model refers to the procurement of energy efficient vehicles by Zagreb Holding resulting in an improvement of environment protection and of the company's social responsible profile
English
Croatia
Transport and vehicles
Energy efficiency
GPP 2020 Consortium
2016
GPP 2020 Tender Model: Acquisition of paper reams
This case study focuses on the adoption of Minimal Environmental Criteria developed by the Italian Ministry of the Environment and for Protection of the Land and Sea for the acquisition of copy paper
English
Europe/EU, Italy
Ecolabels
GPP 2020 Consortium
2016
GPP 2020 Tender Model: Renovation of the ex INPS building
This GPP 2020 Tender model considers the design and management services for the regeneration works of the ex_INPS building located in Genoa
English
Italy
Buildings and construction
Energy efficiency
GPP 2020 Consortium
2016