Public procurement can serve as a powerful tool to address the three pillars of Sustainable Development: the social, economic and the environmental. It can help to speed up market uptake of innovative and more sustainable products and services.
What is Green Public Procurement?
Public procurement refers to the process by which public authorities, such as government departments or local authorities, purchase goods, services, or work from companies.
Green Public Procurement (GPP) extends this process towards the procurement of goods, services and works with a reduced environmental impact throughout their life cycle when compared to goods, services and works with the same primary function that would otherwise be procured.
Public institutes and municipalities have major purchasing powers and with this power, they have great potential to influence the market.
Green public procurement is a potential tool to integrate and advance bio-based, circular, green, sustainable and even innovative purchase at regional level and in considerable volume. Hence, it can help in the profiling of a region, and in communicating and implementing bioeconomic strategies.
What is needed to increase the uptake of bio-based solutions in public procurement?:
Through deskwork, regional interviews and a series of webinars, the Bioregions Facility has explored what is happening in green public procurement in the Bioregions successful cases.
Understanding how actors across Europe perceixe bio-based solutions in public procurement is essential to creating and sustaining ways forward for bio-based solutions to support a circular bioeconomy. Discover the result…
Regional profiles for public procurement in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, inculding the findings from interviews, webinar and online documents.
Regional profiles for public procurement in North Karelia, Finland inculding the findings from interviews, webinar and online documents.
Regional profiles for public procurement in the Basque Country, Spain, including the findings from interviews, webinar and online documents
Selected results and highlights of a PP survey form the basis for a roundtable discussion with interventions from leading experts in their fields. The second webinar on PP was held…
The first Bioregions webinar on current regional public procurement practices brought together stakeholders from the three Bioregions on 27 November 2020 for a discussion on the current practices and future…