Sustainable Public Procurement Guidelines on Office Furniture
The sustainable procurement guidelines for Office Furniturefor the Mauritius Public Procurement System have been developed with the twin objectives to give comprehensive information on the rationale behind the sustainable procurement recommendations and to present the sustainability criteria that can be used for Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP).
The term “Office furniture” comprises a range of items (chairs, tables, wardrobes, shelves, cupboards, etc.) for different end uses (sitting, working, storing, hanging etc), but excludes items like building products (e.g. steps, walls, mouldings, panels), sanitary equipment, carpets, and others whose primary purpose is not to function as furniture. These guidelines focus particularly on the component materials of office furniture - wood, metals and plastics, textiles, padding plus finishing (e.g. coatings, adhesives) – and are therefore applicable to any kind of furniture item purchased.