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Sustainable Public Procurement and Eco-labeling (SPPEL)

  • Published on February 7, 2018
Facilitate the development of capacities and technical assistance to the public and private sectors in the development of policies on sustainable public procurement and the use of eco-labels and support in the implementation of sustainable public purchase and eco-labeling policies and achieve synergies among these two instruments.
The completion of the project in some way gave us peace of mind that things are going well, showing that sustainable purchases are a reality and a commitment that we must assume. An achievement that makes us proud was to obtain a Five-Year Plan for CPS Peru, the same one that has been articulated to the ENCV and that promotes or concatenates - within a 5-year horizon - aspire to obtain a single window of suppliers with a profile of sustainable products. Throughout the project, we received several feedbacks for the improvement of the proposed criteria, the most important one being to elaborate the requirements under the existing regulations, as it is for the case of wood, in addition to carrying out a periodic review and update of the criteria which are understood will change over time, that is why a Steering Committee was created consisting of MINAM, MEF, OSCE and MINEM; in which CER / Grupo GEA fulfills the role of implementing partner. It can be considered that one of the biggest challenges we faced was to select and prioritize products (goods and services) that meet sustainable criteria, that have market dynamics, and that they are recognized / valued the practices implemented with the focus of sustainability Despite the challenges, 15 products were consensual and validated: computers: CPU, bond paper, printing and photocopying service, printers: laser printing, toner and ink cartridges: printing toner, Food services: food ration processing for people - menus, security and surveillance services, cleaning services for premises and buildings, screw wood, office furniture: wooden module, air conditioning equipment, lighting equipment: lamps, vehicles: vans, organization service events and cleaning products disinfectants aromatic cleaners. And, 4 products were prioritized: Bond paper: White, office furniture: wood and melamine, cleaning services, considering cleaning products and surveillance services. In addition, a project pilot was developed in the Ministry of the Environment, where 11 OGA officials and 02 officials from the DGAM of MINAM were trained on the inclusion of sustainability criteria in the purchasing processes, with special attention to one of the Prioritized goods and selected for the pilot, bond paper. Our recommendation is to start with an inter-institutional meeting in which the participation of the public and private sectors are very important, since the first one in its majority is that it generates the greatest demand, but it is the private sector that makes the innovation in environmental and social issues. Finally, Sustainable Public Procurement contributes to the development of a sustainable production and consumption in the country, this transition and implementation depends on an articulated work of different stakeholders of the entire value chain, but especially from an executive mandate so that its application is multisectorial and integral to the different public bodies.

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