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Nordic Guidelines - Green Public Procurement
This guide provides the reader with information and recommendations on the implementation of green public procurement policies and is aimed at public purchasers and others who want to gain further insight into rules for using EMS and ecolabels in line with the 2014 Directive.
English
Europe/EU
Ecolabels
Nordic Council of Ministers
2017
Guidance for practitioners on the avoidance of the most common errors in a projects funded by the European Structural and Investment Funds
This document contains guidance on how to avoid errors frequently seen in public procurement for projects co-financed by the European Structural and Investment Funds.
Multiple
English, Bulgarian, Dutch, Estonian, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Maltese, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish
Europe/EU
General GPP/SPP
European Commission
2015
Functional Specification guide - Developing a sustainable functional specification in 6 steps
This guide is intended for anyone within the tender and procurement process who in any capacity is involved in developing specifications and is looking to go further or has more ambition than setting minimum sustainability requirements in a tender and procurement process.
English
Netherlands
General GPP/SPP
Dutch Ministery of the Interior and Kingdom Relations/Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment
2013
Healthier, More Sustainable Catering: Information for commissioners
This guidance has been developed to help those involved in commissioning of food and catering services to ensure that the service provides both health and sustainability benefits. It will also help those who must meet or have chosen to meet Government Buying Standards for Food and Catering (GBSF) commission a service that meets these standards.
English
Europe/EU, United Kingdom
Food and catering
Public Health England
2017
Healthier and More Sustainable Catering - A toolkit for serving food to older people in residential care
This toolkit builds on the principles of Healthier and More Sustainable Catering and supports those who have a role in commissioning, procuring and serving food to older people. It provides tips on choosing, preparing and serving food for older people as well as providing advice for those who must, or choose, to meet Government Buying Standards for Food and Catering Services.
Europe/EU, United Kingdom
Food and catering
2017
Preventing Climate Change through GPP (Province of Girona)
This guide for the local governments in the Catalan Province of Girona show how to implement green procurement policies taking into consideration the size of the administration, key persons and main barriers depending on the size of the organisation.
Catalan
Spain
General GPP/SPP
CILMA-Local Initiatives Council for the Environment of the Province of Girona (Ecoinstitut Barcelona)
2005
Joint Procurement Factsheet
This tool provides a description of different types of JP arrangements and procedures, offering some model solutions and providing examples of good practice from different countries.
English
Europe/EU
Joint procurement
ICLEI & European Commission
2008
Green Public Procurement for the efficient use of economic and natural resources
This guide presents the main strategies that support the implementation of the environmental perspective in public procurement in an economically efficient way. Real examples are presented including quantitative terms, whenever possible, of the environmental benefits and economic savings that the strategy or action allowed to achieve.
Basque, Spanish
Spain
General GPP/SPP
IHOBE
2012
Westborough Primary School, Essex, UK - School refurbishment for carbon-reductions
The OECD supports governments in reforming their public procurement systems to ensure long-term sustainable and inclusive growth. An efficient and effective
public procurement system is the backbone of a well-functioning government. Public procurement contributes to promoting a level playing field for the private
sector and delivering effective services to the public.
English
International
Medical equipment
General GPP/SPP, Energy efficiency, Life-cycle costing
OECD
2013
Policy Papers- Energy Efficiency- What drives the development and implementation of energy efficiency policies?
This policy paper distils the essential findings of a report from the INTERREG IVC Programme into a ‘ready-touse’ tool to convince policymakers of not only the need for change, but exactly what change is required.
English
Europe/EU
Energy
Energy efficiency
2014
Policy Paper-Sustainable Transport- How can sustainable transport drive regional economic development?
This policy paper distils the essential findings of a report from the INTERREG IVC Programme into a ‘ready-touse’ tool to convince policymakers of not only the need for change, but exactly what change is required.
English
Europe/EU
Transport and vehicles
2014
The Brasilian Procura+ Manual. 3rd Edition. A Guide to Implementing Sustainable Public Procurement.
Portuguese
Brazil
General GPP/SPP
2015