Green Public Procurement
(GPP) is a process whereby public authorities seek to procure 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 procuredread more
PROJECT GPP HAS OFFICIALLY STARTED
UKRAINIAN-SLOVAKIAN EDUCATIONAL PROJECT “GREEN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT: TRANSFERRING EXPERIENCE WITH GPP FROM SLOVAKIA TO UKRAINE” IS LAUNCHED IN KIEV REGIONread more
GOLOCAL INVOLVES SLOVAKS TO EDUCATE UKRAINIANS ENVIRONMENTAL PUBLIC PROCUREMENT
Public procurement should be not only transparent, but the public procurement authorities should also take care of environment. This is required by the European Union and finally, it is beneficial for all. Non-governmental activists from Ukraine following this philosophy have approached Slovak experts with a request to assist in the implementation and application of the legislation related to this issue in Ukraine. At the same time, they expect that the Slovak experience will help them to avoid eventual mistakes.read more
SLOVAKIA SHARES EXPERIENCE
Slovakia is one of the first Central European countries adopting an act on public procurement with its 2006 law establishing a regulatory framework in line with EU guidelines. Slovakia is further characterized by its relatively centralized procurement system. The 2014 Procurement Directives enable public authorities to take environmental considerations into account. This applies during pre-procurement, as part of the procurement process itself, and in the performance of the contract. Rules regarding exclusion and selection aim to ensure a minimum level of compliance with environmental law by contractors and sub-contractors. Techniques such as life-cycle costing, specification of sustainable production processes, and use of environmental award criteria are available to help contracting authorities identify environmentally preferable bids.read more
TRANSFERRING EXPERIENCE WITH GREEN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT IN SLOVAKIA TO UKRAINE is an international project of two partners; GoLOCAL from Ukraine and SCCD (Slovak Centre for Communication and Development) from Slovakia. Both are national NGOs with a focus on sustainable development, improvement of environmental conditions, and supporting growth on local, national, and/or global levels. Official partnership between GoLOCAL and SCCD is based on the Contract Agreement. The current aforementioned project is implemented within the programme of Official Development Assistance of the Slovak Republic via an official body - Slovak Development Agency, which contributes to the project as a donor.
Why to promote Green Public Procurement (GPP)? Because in this process public authorities should seek to procure goods, services and works with a reduced environmental impact throughout their life cycle – this means, in consequences, improvement of the life of citizens in both, long and short terms. This is sustainable development in its very concrete and model way; and acting in a real time.
GoLOCAL is a non-governmental organization established to provide technical, expert and communicational aid to the regional authorities and donor organizations in order to ensure opportunities for economic growth and sustainable development for each part of Ukraine. SCCD is non-governmental, nonprofit, and independent organization providing public services in specific areas, in particular Education (promoting global themes – such as environment, decent work for all, education for global citizenship, sustainable, development, global partnerships, and similar) and the Development Cooperation (working with local partners within the territories of Eastern Partnership, Central Asia, and Central America).