Experience of GREEN public procurement wanted

Posted on Thursday 29 September 2011

The European Commission invites organisations doing public procurement to provide information on Green Public procurement. The survey on Green Public Procurement is open until 7 October 2011, arranged by the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS).

The Commission Communication Public Procurement for a better environment from 2008 set an indicative target that by 2010, 50% of all public tendering procedures should be green. This survey aims to look at Green Public Procurement for ten different product groups which includes the services construction and transport but not waste management services in general. The aim is to gather information if and how green elements are included in public procurement procedures.
A strong participation of public authorities throughout Europe will be essential for achieving robust results. The results will be presented in a report at the end of 2011. This report will feed into the process of deciding on future steps in EU GPP policies.

More information about the survey and the full questionnaire is available here
The Commission Communication on ‘Public procurement for a better environment’ is available here
Comprehensive information on green public procurements can be found in the Commission website