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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
Green Procurement and Green Products Generate Growth
The Environmental Protection Agency has assessed the economic and environmental effects of green public procurement as experienced by the market. The assessment is based on seven business cases. And the conclusion is clear: Green public procurement creates value for suppliers and the suppliers by enhancing marketing potential, innovation, sales, and export, and helps create new jobs. Moreover, green procurement can be a good economical choice for the procurer, as well as have a positive impact on the environment, health, and work environment.
English
Europe/EU
Life-cycle costing
Danish Ministry of the Environment - Environmental Protection Agency
2013
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
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