Green Procurement Guidance for the Public Sector

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Green Procurement Guidance for the Public Sector

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

RPS developed Green Procurement Guidance for the public sector in the Republic of Ireland.

In 2014, RPS worked with Achilles Procurement Services to produce a guidance document for the Environmental Protection Agency.

The European Commission has proposed an initial target of 50% of all public tenders within the EU to include core green criteria. The development of this Green Procurement Guidance for the Public Sector will assist the Irish public sector to overcome barriers to green public procurement and implement best practices in this regard.

The guidance provides:

Definitions and examples of core and comprehensive criteria

Standard clauses for use in public sector green tender documents

Comprehensive procedures on the implementation of award criteria for green tenders