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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. 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
Innovative lighting procurement for London's Underground network
Best practice case study as part of the European Commission GPP In practice series focusing on TfL's extensive market engagement for the procurement of innovative lighting.
English
Europe/EU, United Kingdom
Lighting
Innovation procurement (PPI) , Life-cycle costing, Market Engagement
European Commission
2016
SMART SPP - innovation through sustainable procurement - case study of the Municipality of Kolding
The Municipality of Kolding shares their experience having used the SMART SPP approach including pre-procurement, early market engagement and lifecycle costing and CO2 assessment for the procurement of indoor lighting solutions.
Further language versions can be downloaded from the project website.
Multiple
English, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish
Denmark
Lighting
Innovation procurement (PPI) , Life-cycle costing
The SMART SPP consortium, c/o ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability
2011
City of Frankfurt tenders for passive school house
The contract for the construction and expansion of the Ludwig-Börne school required the project to meet the passive house standard. The contract was awarded based on the lowest total life-cycle cost of the construction and operation of the building.
English
Germany
Buildings and construction
Energy efficiency, Life-cycle costing
European Commission, DG Environment
2015
EU GPP case study: Reduced environmental impact printing consumables in Tuscany, Italy
Amongst other environmental obligations, public procurers in Tuscany must increase the use of recovered and recycled materials, and as well as technologies, techniques, systems and production processes with a low environmental impact. The Region of Tuscany wished to procure toner cartridges for its own purposes and on behalf of other public authorities. The subject matter of the open tender, worth €4.1 million, was “The supply of consumables for reduced environmental impact printing systems”. Technical specifications, award criteria and contract performance clauses were also used to ensure high environmental performance in terms of chemical composition, remanufactured materials and Life Cycle Impacts (LCA). The Tuscany Region was awarded the Premio CompraVerde Award 2013 for this tender procedure due to the completeness of the tender as well as the accuracy with which environmental aspects are covered in the tender documentation.
English
Italy
Office stationery
Life-cycle costing
European Commission - Directorate General Environment
2014
EU GPP case study: Cost-efficient and clean police cars in Berlin, Germany
Berlin’s police force purchases some 200 vehicles every year. Their most recent tender (from May 2012) saw the inclusion of a number of environmental and economic requirements as recommended by the European Clean Vehicles Directive. In addition to including some basic environmental criteria as a requirement, the contract was awarded based on the life-cycle, energy and environmental costs of the vehicles. The tendering procedure, the first of its kind using life-cycle costing (LCC), including green costs, proved successful and thus will be used again by the police force in the future.
English
Germany
Transport and vehicles
Life-cycle costing
European Commission - Directorate General Environment
2013
GPP Green Public Procurement - A collection of good practices
Since January 2010, the European Commission has published on its website a series of examples of the implementation of GPP throughout the different Member States. These examples shall illustrate how European public authorities have successfully launched ‘green’ tenders, and provide guidance for others who wish to do the same. This brochure includes a collection of some of the most interesting examples collected over the years.
English
Europe/EU
Food and catering, Textiles, ICT (information and communication techn.), Transport and vehicles, Energy, Buildings and construction, Lighting, Infrastructure
Ecolabels, Life-cycle costing
European Commission’s Environment Directorate-General
2012
Historical renovation with sustainable material - Biberstraße 5, Vienna, Austria
The office building “Biberstraße 5” is located in the historical centre of Vienna. Dating from 1901, the renovation was necessary to adapt the building to modern standards.
English
Austria
Energy, Buildings and construction
Energy efficiency, Life-cycle costing
2011
Access by work integration social enterprises to public procurement in Europe
The diversity of experiences presented in this publication demonstrate that more attention has been given to the social impact of public procurement in recent years, even if there is more to be done.
This publication aims to highlight these particular experiences as well as
French practices, in order to make comparisons, challenge and inspire
European initiatives that support WISEs’ access to public procurement opportunities.
English
Europe/EU
SMEs(small and medium sized enterprises), Social responsibility
2014