Green Public Procurement

Guidance for the Public Sector

Summary: This guidance and accompanying criteria support the inclusion of sustainable and green practices into public sector procurement procedures. They are aimed primarily at public sector procurers in central and local government, state agencies and other public bodies such as universities, hospitals and schools. They are also relevant for utility sector procurers and may be of interest to private companies whether they are responding to tenders or applying green criteria in their own procurement.

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Published: 2021

ISBN: 978-1-84095-551-4

Pages: 76

Filesize: 807 KB

Format: pdf


To facilitate use of these criteria, the Office of Government Procurement (OGP) has launched GPP Criteria Search. This online search tool allows the user to rapidly find, select, and download the GPP criteria relevant to a specific procurement. This tool was developed in collaboration with the EPA and the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications, with support from the Public Service Innovation Fund.