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Buy smart – Procurement and Climate Protection

In May 2009 the European project "Buy Smart - Green Procurement for Smart Purchasing" was started. The aim of the project is the promotion of the procurement of energy efficient products.

“Buy smart” offers consulting und informational material in the area of green procurement free of charge. The offer addresses the public sector and private businesses. Besides answering general enquiries, support for the tender of following product groups will be provided:

  • Lighting

  • Office equipment

  • Vehicles

  • Household appliances

  • Green power.


Funding is mostly provided by the European programme “Intelligent Energy Europe”. The project ends in October 2011.

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Buy Smart - Beschaffung und Klimaschutz

Im Mai 2009 ist das europäische Projekt "Buy Smart -- Green Procurement for Smart Purchasing" gestartet. Das Ziel des Projektes "Buy Smart" ist, die Beschaffung energieeffizienter Produkte zu fördern.

"Buy Smart" bietet kostenfrei Beratung und Informationsmaterialien im Bereich grüner Beschaffung an. Das Angebot richtet sich an die öffentliche Hand ebenso wie an private Unternehmen. Neben der Beantwortung von generellen Fragestellungen werden Ausschreibungshilfen für folgende Produktgruppen angeboten:

  • Beleuchtung

  • Bürogeräte

  • Fahrzeuge

  • Haushaltsgeräte

  • Ökostrom


Das Projekt wird überwiegend gefördert aus Mitteln des europäischen Programms "Intelligent Energy Europe". Die Projektlaufzeit endet im Oktober 2011.


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Green Public Procurement (GPP) Training Toolkit

The GPP Toolkit is designed to support the process of reducing the environmental impact related to the production, transportation, use and disposal of goods and related services.

The Toolkit is developed to be used by green public procurement trainers or can be integrated in general public procurement training courses. It consists of 3 independent modules, each designed to solve a specific problem identified as a barrier to GPP and thus facilitate the uptake of Green Public Procurement within a public organisation:

  • Strategic module: The module seeks to raise the political support for green public procurement within an organisation, targeting in particular decision makers.
  • Legal module: The module seeks to clarify legal issues and is designed for both - strategic and operational levels.
  • Operational module: The module is aimed at purchasing officers, responsible for the preparation of tender documents. It includes concrete examples of environmental criteria for 11 product and service groups, for use in public tendering procedures.

Please find further information on the GPP Toolkit and the toolkit itself undefinedhere.

Procura+ Campaign

Procura+ is an initiative designed to help support public authorities in implementing Sustainable Procurement - and help promote their achievements. 

The Campaign was established in 2004 by ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainablility to help drive the mainstreaming of sustainable public procurement. Through participating in the Campaign, public authorities can contribute to a growing international movement and help bring about real change to the market.


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National sources of information

Please click on the links below to get to the national websites.


  • Austria: in undefinedGerman and in undefinedEnglish

  • Germany: in undefinedGerman and in undefinedEnglish

  • Italy:
    Italian Green Public Procurement web site: in undefinedItalian
    SINAnet - in undefinedItalian (Agenzia nazionale per l’ambiente)

  • Spain:
    Barcelone 2006 "Sustainable City council" in undefinedEnglish
    GPP Practical Manual of the Basque Country- in undefinedSpanish & undefinedEuskara


For further national information please visit the website of the European Commission: undefined