Sustainable public procurement is the process whereby public sector organisations meet their needs for goods, services, works and utilities in a way that achieves value for money on a whole life basis in terms of generating benefits not only to the organisation, but also to society and the economy, whilst minimizing, and if possible, avoiding, damage to the environment.
This Sustainable Public Procurement Toolkit provides a comprehensive, structured framework for implementing a sustainable public procurement programme, with insights on regulatory, financial and technical considerations.
A supporting spreadsheet tool is available to help tenderers to make more informed decisions when comparing different bids. It provides information about the maximum energy consumption requirements for the sustainable public procurement process and calculates the impact of a given bid in terms of both cost and emissions.
Download supporting spreadsheet tool