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- Asia / Pacific
- Korea, Republic of
Sector of activity
Type of initiative
Capacity Building & Implementation, Education & Awareness Raising
Type of lead actor
Specific objectives of this initiative include:
- Support three (3) local governments of China and Korea in procuring eco-innovative products and services in sectors such as public buildings, transport and IT. The working group coordinator will ensure that high quality direct advice in the respective local language will be made available allowing direct tender support on e.g. drafting specifications and green criteria via local experts identified and supplied by ICLEI EA and –where suitable- a broad network of SPP experts, involving 10YFP on SPP programme partners. The tender support can include basic analysis of needs and procurement performance of each local government, selection of tender area and consultation for improvement. Overall the working group pilot activities will support the publishing of at least three (3) sustainable tenders from a manifold of local and central government institutions.
Build on and amend an existing network of local governments on sustainable and innovative procurement in the East Asia region. The working group will start working with existing partnerships and networks such as Green Public Procurement (China) Partnership (GPP China Partnership) in the region whilst being open for other public authorities that would like to join the implementation phase to become participants of those network(s). By involving pilot cities and partners in the existing networks, the outcome will be to expand and strengthen the existing ones like GPP China Partnership or Global Lead Cities Network on SPP, and lay the foundation to establish the regional network in the long term. These networks will strongly cooperate with existing sub-networks in the region among other UNEP-led Asia Pacific GPP and Ecolabelling Network.
- Work with local governments to monitor the impact of SPP (here: tenders) within their administrations. If suitable, this will be carried out in strong cooperation with other 10YFP SPP working groups on monitoring SPP implementation and the measurement of SPP impacts and communication of SPP benefits. Key performance indicators on CO2 savings, energy savings and –where suitable- cost savings will be included and renowned and tested methodologies will be applied.
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Outreach and communication for SCP
Working Group 1a – SPP Tender Implementation and Impact Monitoring
Working Group description: The working group 1A (WG 1A) acts as a lighthouse project and provides support to purchasing bodies in the East Asia region to procure the best available sustainable products and services which are highly relevant in terms of potential energy and CO2 emission reductions and social impacts. WG 1A is targeting local governments in China and the Republic of Korea. Activities aim to support two Chinese local governments and one Korean local government in procuring eco-innovative products and services, build on and amend an existing network of local authorities on Green Public Procurement (GPP) in the East Asia region, and work with the local governments to monitor the impact of GPP.
Working Group 1a – SPP Tender Implementation and Impact Monitoring Working Group description: The working group 1A (WG 1A) acts as a lighthouse project and provides support to purchasing bodies in the East Asia region to procure the best available sustainable products and services which are highly relevant in terms of potential energy and CO2 emission reductions and social impacts. WG 1A is targeting local governments in China and the Republic of Korea. Activities aim to support two Chinese local governments and one Korean local government in procuring eco-innovative products and services, build on and amend an existing network of local authorities on Green Public Procurement (GPP) in the East Asia region, and work with the local governments to monitor the impact of GPP.
Asia / Pacific
Working Group coordinator: Philipp Tepper, ICLEI Europe Coordination Desk member responsible for the Working Group: Hyunju Lee, KEITI
ICLEI East Asia • Develop tender advice to Binhai and Guangming • Establish and launch a regional GPP network ICLEI Korea • Provide consulting to Suwon city • Conduct environmental and economic benefits analysis • Publish case study both in Korean and English
Chinese Cities Accelerated 10YFP Implementation ICLEI East Asia in cooperation with Beijing Environmental Protection Bureau (BEPB) co-hosted EcoProcuraChina2018 in Beijing, 16-17 May to convene leading experts, researchers, decision-makers, procurers, and other stakeholders from national and local governments, international organizations, NGOs and businesses for a joint discussion on green procurement development, challenges, and potential solutions for Chinese cities. ICLEI East Asia launched the Procura+ East Asia Network together with 10YFP WG1A pilots including 5 Chinese and 1 Korean to accelerate the mainstreaming of green procurement in this region. Binhai New District, Tianjin City, P. R. China In the 2nd Quarter of 2018, ICLEI East Asia assisted The Public Procurement Center of Binhai New District in formulating domestic green specifications and award criteria for public furniture procurement. 1st phase implementation saw the specifications being applied in two public tenders valuing appx. 72,179USD to procure 6,160 set of school desks and chairs for two newly built campuses in June 2018. Since then, ICLEI together with domestic partners further developed and improved the green specifications for public furniture procurement and successfully raised its total weighting from original 2% to 15% out of a 100% grading scheme when evaluating tenders. This is believed to be a pioneering practice in China by local governments and has been reported by various government media including a dedicated article publicized by China Government Procurement Newspaper (CGPN, national media governed by Ministry of Finance) on 30th October 2018. Guangming District, Shenzhen City, P. R. China In 2nd Quarter of 2018, ICLEI East Asia identified construction work as the priority area to intervene with green specifications under 10YFP for Guangming District considering the number and value of contraction projects ongoing and in planning. ICLEI East Asia organized an onsite consultation with all project stakeholders and China GPP experts at Guangming on 6th-7th November to close the knowledge gap and facilitate a smooth implementation. The most important outcome of this meeting is to select the ice storage air –conditioning system tender within the Guangming Cultural and Arts Center Construction Project – a future landmark constructed with highest green building standards in China. Next step ICLEI East Asia will review the tender template, formulate GPP advice, and generate case study for Guangming. Suwon (South Korea) Reached 10YFP WG1A Project Pilot Final Targets Suwon set the target for increasing the ratio of the annual Green Public Procurement (GPP) to over 40% and that of Recycled Asphalt Concrete (RAC) to more than 20%. In order to achieve its goals, Suwon engaged in a variety of activities such as training of public servants, workshops and distribution of the guideline on the green public procurement. In addition, the KEITI and ICLEI KO offered continuous monitoring and consulting services to help implementation of the GPP in Suwon. As a result, Suwon achieved its target ratios of GPP and RAC purchased. On top of that, it reaped environmental and economic benefits worth more than 800 million KRW by using 33,627 tons of RAC from Jan 2017 to Jun 2018.
Impact and Results
3 local governments from China and Korea identified and signed up to receive support on greening a tender and that will act in a regional or country network.
SPP tender advice provided to 3 local governments leading to the successful publication and award of 3 sustainable tenders.
3 tender models (case studies) produced and communicated broadly, detailing energy and CO2 emission savings achieved.
Publication of outcome brochure (3 cases), online PDF
Next steps and how to get involved
Coordinator, Sustainable Economy and Procurement