The working group “SPP Tender Implementation and Impact Monitoring” 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 in sectors which are highly relevant in terms of potential energy and CO2 emission reductions and social impacts. Among East Asian countries China and Korea are the main focus of this working group.

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Sector of activity
Public Procurement

Type of initiative
Capacity Building & Implementation, Education & Awareness Raising

Type of lead actor
Civil society

Start date
30/01/2017

End date
28/02/2019

Objectives

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.

Activities

As collected through the One Planet Reporting

Output level

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.

Impact and Results

Output 1
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.

Output 2
SPP tender advice provided to 3 local governments leading to the successful publication and award of 3 sustainable tenders.

Output 3
3 tender models (case studies) produced and communicated broadly, detailing energy and CO2 emission savings achieved.

Output 4
Publication of outcome brochure (3 cases), online PDF

Next steps and how to get involved

Contact:
Philipp Tepper
Coordinator, Sustainable Economy and Procurement
ICLEI
philipp.tepper[at]iclei.org