Factsheet: Green public procurement

Green public procurement

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
The Regulation on Green public procurement
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Uredba o zelenih javnih naročilih
The Regulation on Green public procurement (Oficial Gazette RS 102/2011, 13 December 2011) defines the items that can be subject of green public procurement, and the way(s) of integrating environmental requirements to public procurement. This Regulation lays down the environmental specifications for the following items of public procurement: - Electricity, - Food, beverages, agricultural products for food use, catering services - Office paper and sanitary products made of paper, - Electronic office equipment, - Audio and video equipment - Refrigerators, freezers, washing machines, dishwashers and air conditioners, - Buildings - Furniture, - Cleaners, cleaning and laundry services, - Cars and trucks and bus service, - Tires. The clients (ie. public institutions) may include environmental requirements by one or more of the following ways: - As the object of the contract, - The technical specifications and technical standard, performance, functionality or other characteristic of the object of procurement, eco-label or assessment of their life span / durability, - As a condition for determining the capability of the provider, - As a criterion for the selection and award - As additional provisions in the contract concluded with the successful tenderer or, in the case of framework agreements with selected providers.
The aim of this regulation is to reduce the negative impact on the environment through public procurement of goods, services and works of higher environmental standards, and setting an example to the private sector and consumers.

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Responsible Authority: 
Ministry of Public Administration, Public Procurement Directorate