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REGULATION on green public procurement

  • Published on February 14, 2022

The Regulation regulates green public procurement. Green public procurement is procurement in which the contracting authority procures goods, services or works in accordance with the Public Procurement Act. Goods, services and constructions have a lower impact on the environment throughout their lifetime and provide savings in natural resources, materials and energy and have the same or better functionalities.

The purpose of this regulation is to reduce the negative impact on the environment through public procurement of less environmentally burdensome goods, services and works, to improve the environmental characteristics of existing supply and to promote environmental innovation and the circular economy and to set an example to the private sector and consumers.

 

The purpose of this regulation is to reduce the negative impact on the environment through public procurement of less environmentally burdensome goods, services and works, to improve the environmental characteristics of existing supply and to promote environmental innovation and the circular economy and to set an example to the private sector and consumers.

When awarding public contracts, the contracting authority shall take into account in particular the following environmental aspects:

        energy efficiency and the use of renewable or other alternative energy sources;

        efficient and reusable water;

        efficient use of resources;

        preventing health or environmental hazards, in particular air, water and soil pollution, and reducing biodiversity;

        reuse of secondary raw materials and products and prevention and reduction of waste generation, including due to longer life of goods and construction;

        promoting the use of reusable products instead of single-use ones, promoting the repair, preparation and recovery of end-of-life products and waste for re-use and recycling.

 Consideration of environmental aspects in public procurement procedures is obligatory for the following subjects of public procurement:  electricity, food and catering services, textile products, office paper and hygienic paper products, electronic office equipment,  televisions, refrigerators, freezers and combinations thereof, washing machines, dishwashers, dryers, vacuum cleaners and air conditioners,  furniture,  water heaters, space heaters and their combinations and hot water storage tanks, sanitary fittings,  flush toilet equipment and urinal equipment, wall panels, design or construction of buildings, design or implementation of road construction,  road transport vehicles and transport services, tires, electric lamps and lamps and indoor lighting,  road lighting and traffic signals,  cleaners, cleaning services and laundry services, horticultural services, agricultural and other products and gardening equipment and machinery, joinery, noise barriers.

The contracting authority must also take into account the energy efficiency aspect  when awarding a public procurement object not specified in the previous paragraph, if it is related to energy use.

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