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Collection of Spanish good practice cases
A collection of 16 GPP cases from across Spain, produced for the EcoProcura conference in Barcelona, 2006
English
Spain
Textiles, Energy, Cleaning, Timber and forestry , Office stationery
Energy efficiency, ,
City of Barcelona, Province of Barcelona, Government of Catalunya
2006
Fair trade catering for the Austrian government
During Austria's EU Presidency in 2006 the Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (Lebensministerium) procured organic and fair trade catering services for all meetings.
English
Austria
Food and catering
Fair trade
ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability
2006
Fair trade catering in Rome and Settimo Torinese
Between 2004 and 2008 school and canteen services for the municipalities of Rome and Settimo Torinese in Italy included the provision of fair trade products. In Rome this amounted to over 200,000 kg of bananas and 4 million chocolate bars per year.
English
Italy
Food and catering
Fair trade
ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability
2006
Green maintenance of municipal fountains, Barcelona
When renewing the contract for municipal fountain cleaning and maintenance in the City of Barcelona, strict environmental specifications were included. 25% of points in the award phase also related to environmental performance. Environmental improvements included water and energy savings, and chemical use reduction.
English
Spain
ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability
2006
Environmentally-friendly cleaning products, ESPO
In 2006 the Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation (ESPO) signed a series of framework contracts with suppliers of environmentally-friendly cleaning products. As a central purchasing body, these framework contracts are usable by any UK authority.
English
United Kingdom
Cleaning
ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability
2007
Recycled paper joint procurement in Greece
In 2006 the Municipality of Amaroussion joined together with other Greek authorities to purchase recycled paper. Still relatively uncommon in Greece, by joining procurement a cheaper price was achieved than for the existing non-recycled paper.
English
Greece
Office stationery
Joint procurement
ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability
2006
Early market engagement - Scottish Parliament
Part of the Scottish Parliament's Responsible Purchasing Strategy is to hold regular meet-the-buyer events. New, interactive arrangements have been tested to help suppliers (especially SMEs) understand procedures, and procurers to identify opportunities.
English
United Kingdom
Innovation procurement (PPI) , SMEs(small and medium sized enterprises)
Scottish Parliament
2009
Reducing supply chain carbon footprint, Lewisham
In 2009 the London Borough of Lewisham launched an assessment of the carbon footprint of its supply chain. Results showed the carbon footprint of the supply chain was 2.5 greater than the direct operations of the Borough.
English
United Kingdom
London Borough of Lewisham
2009
Clean vehicles for London police
The Metropolitan Police Force (MPS) in London, runs 123 hybrid and several electric vehicles. It is also leading a feasibility study on London's Electric Vehicle Delivery Plan, which aims to provide 1,000 electric vehicles by 2015
English
United Kingdom
Transport and vehicles
Greater London Authority
2010
Vienna's new sustainable hospital
Presentation on the construction of a new hosiptal in Vienna to advanced sustainability standards. A sustainability charter has been produced for the project, as well as detailed environmental criteria, which may be used as a checklist at each stage of construction
English
Austria
Buildings and construction
City of Vienna, EcoBuy Programme
2010
London Borough of Southwark
Case study on the implementation of Southwark's Sustainable Procurement Strategy. Amongst the product groups covered are vehicles, paper, electricity and toner cartridges.
English
United Kingdom
Transport and vehicles, Energy, Office stationery
London Remade
2008
Avigliana, Italy - Cleaning services using ecolabelled products
The municipality of Avigliana in Italy included requirements in a 2007 tender for cleaning services to be carried out with products meeting the criteria of the European Ecolabel.
English
Italy
Cleaning
Ecolabels
European Commission, DG Environment
2008