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Bio-based Products and Services in the Circular Economy
The factsheet aims to explain how the procurement of bio-based products and services fits into 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
SPP Regions - Circular Procurement, Case Study Collection
This collection of best practices aims to clarify what Circular Procurement is and what its potential are. It is intended to inspire procurement staff to look at products, ask different questions, analyze the needs in the organisations and challenge the market to a more circular supply of products and services.
English
Europe/EU, International
Circular Economy
ICLEI
2017
Circular Public Procurement in the Nordic Countries
This study formulated four approaches to circular procurement, including the procurement of better quality products in circular terms, the procurement of new circular products, the use of business concepts that support the circular economy, and investments in circular ecosystems.
English
Europe/EU, Denmark, Finland, Sweden
Circular Economy
Nordic Council of Ministers
2017
Public Procurement for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth: Enabling reform through evidence and peer reviews
The OECD guidance aims to support governments in reforming their public procurement systems to ensure long-term sustainable and inclusive growth. The guidance includes suggestions and indications for reforming procurement to achieve savings and sustainable development and lessons learned from previous OECD Public Procurement Reviews.
English
Europe/EU, International
General GPP/SPP
OECD
2013
Danish Environmental Protection Agency TCO tools
Following the Government's Intelligent Public Procurement Strategy, the Danish Environmental Protection Agency has developed a number of tools that make it possible in the bid phase to calculate what the total cost of a product will be throughout its use phase. The TCO tools have been developed for 13 product areas (in Danish).
Danish
Denmark
Life-cycle costing
Danish Environmental Protection Agency
Harnessing Procurement to Deliver Circular Economy Benefits
This report draws on results from the European LIFE+ REBus project to outline guidance and recommendations on circular procurement. The project aims to reduce product consumption by demonstrating the commercial case for European businesses to change their business models.
English
Europe/EU
Circular Economy
Rijkswaterstaat
2017
Clean Fleets LCC tool
The Clean Fleets Life Cycle Cost Calculator is an easy to use tool to allow a comparison on the life cycle costs (LCC)/total costs of ownership (TCO) of different vehicles and bids within a procurement process.
English
Europe/EU
Transport and vehicles
Life-cycle costing
Clean Fleets project
EU GPP case study: Zero carbon refurbishment in an east England school
This case study looks at the refurbishment of a UK school which is expected to lead to savings of 67 tonnes CO2 per annum from a combination of energy efficiency measures and renewable energy installations.
English
United Kingdom
Buildings and construction
Energy efficiency
European Commission - Directorate General Environment
2012
Cradle to Cradle and Sustainable Public Procurement
This brochure explains how the Cradle to Cradle philosophy can be applied to the procurement process.
English
Europe/EU
Circular Economy
NL Agency Ministry of Infraestructure and the Environment
2010
Procurement of pharmaceuticals in an environmental context and its inclusion into the CSR Compass
This study, carried out within the UN10YFP Programme on Promoting Supply Chain's Sustainability, has the objective of describing where, from a pharmaceuticals life cycle prospective, it may be appropriate to impose environmental requirements.
English
Europe/EU, International
10YFP SPP
2016
Circular Procurement Guide
This guide is intended for procurement staff and gives specific pointers to set you on the right path to introduce circular procurement in your organisation. This instrument took shape in the summer of 2013 and has been further supplemented since then.
English
Circular Economy
MVO Nederland
2013
Public procurement for the purchase of local agricultural products - Region of Vendée
This guide aims to help the public procurer carry out a local and sustainable procurement of food. It suggests a few procurement steps and mentions for each step the legislative framework, European and national.
France
Vendée Le Départment