The programme for Government includes a number of commitments relating to public procurement, including the development and implementation of a sustainable procurement policy, updating all frameworks in line with green procurement practice, and mandating the inclusion of green criteria in all procurements using public funds.
New Green Public Procurement (GPP) Guidelines have recently been launched by the EPA, showing a renewed public sector commitment to requiring green and sustainable credentials in the tendering process. Businesses need to avail of Green Public Procurement training to remain competitive. Green Public Procurement training, the first of it's kind being provided to the private sector, will be delivered by Bid Services through the Dublin Chamber Sustainability Academy.
Green Public Procurement ( GPP) is a process where public authorities seek to source goods, services or works with a reduced environmental impact. The Governments, Climate Action Plan and the EU's Green Deal will require every public body to have a climate mandate. A key element of such a mandate will be using public procurement to deliver change.
Therefore, all businesses will need to get up to date on how green public procurement will be part of their business development.
09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Webinar, Dublin Chamber, . .
- What is Green Public Procurement ( GPP)
- Why is there a need for GPP
- EU Guidance
- National Guidance
- Overview of GPP sectors
- Cost issues - Life cycle costing ( LCC) and how LCC can be used as part of public procurement.
- What are common GPP criteria.
- How GPP criteria can be used in tenders.
The workshop will be facilitated by procurement expert Peter Brennan, Bid Services and will take place virtually.