About the project

Green public procurement

Since 1 January 2018, the Decree on green public procurement (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, Nos 51/17 and 64/19) applies to 20 product groups of procurement in Slovenia. Despite the efforts to ensure its implementation, the decree faces implementation gaps. Personnel shortage, lack of relevant skills, poor awareness of public contracting authorities about the benefits of green procurement of goods and services and the insignificant role of green procurement as the potential for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions are only a few of the deficiencies the project activities seek to remedy. The purpose of green public procurement (GPP) within this project is to train new and existing experts at the Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning and other departments responsible for the subjects regulated by the decree. These training courses will be followed by the strengthening of the knowledge of public contracting authorities with workshops, webinars and other training courses.

As part of the implementation of project activities in the field of Green Public Procurement, all public contracting authorities have the opportunity to access professional assistance, available by contacting the e-mail address zejn.mop@gov.si.

Project activity

Activity ID Description of activity Partners
C5.1

Due to the numerous questions from public contracting authorities and the necessity for an interpretation of requirements of green public procurement, the need for new personnel arose to provide efficient and professional assistance to public contracting authorities.

The new personnel will be responsible for:

  • the preparation of guidelines on green procurement for public contracting authorities;
  • organising trainings for public contracting authorities and experts at various ministries;
  • preparingsample tender documentation in accordance with the new Decree on green public procurement, and
  • providing assistance in the preparation of other tools for an efficient system of green public procurement in Slovenia.

In addition, the organisation of 24 workshops for public contracting authorities and tenderers is planned. To empower all public contracting authorities with knowledge to draft tender documentation, the workshops will take place in different Slovenian regions.

MESP
C5.2

The aim of the Reinforcement of a helpdesk for public procurers is to provide continuous and immediate assistance in tender documentation preparation. This means providing assistance in including the environmental requirements in the tender documentation, understanding the Decree on green public procurement, verifying compliance with the environmental requirements of tenderers, etc.

MESP
C5.3

In some departments of the state administration, public procurements represent a big market share (e.g. public transport and construction, healthcare services and education); therefore, their decisions can have a big impact on the environment. A comprehensive analysis of the effects of green public procurement on the environment has not yet been carried out in Slovenia; therefore, such analysis will be carried out in the first 18 months of the project. The purpose of the first analysis is to define the starting situation (to monitor the effects of green public procurement regarding the market share, reduction of GHG emissions, and the supplementary effects on the environment and climate), which will provide the basis for a comparison with the accomplishments of this project. Economic impacts will also be measured. The second analysis will be the indicator of progress made by the project and accompanying activities. In addition, the assessments gathered during this campaign will serve as the basis for the improvement of the system of green public procurement and planning of better measures to support the suppliers and producers.

MESP
C5.4

Based on the market analysis, a database (it will include data about the effects of construction products on the environment and greenhouse gas emissions) will be prepared that will enable the public contracting authorities to choose environmentally- and climate-friendly materials.

MESP
C5.5

The requirements of green public procurement are not well known to the target audience and stakeholders. Therefore, several promotional activities and materials will be prepared within the project to increase the capacities for green public procurement. The main purpose of the promotional material is to equip the public contracting authorities with information, data, procedures, and explanations that will facilitate the preparation of public procurement and thus contribute to the greater and more efficient use of green public procurement in Slovenia.

MESP
C5.6

The purpose of preparing model tender documentation is to facilitate the procedures of tender documentation and compliance with environmental requirements regulated by the Decree on green public procurement for public contracting authorities and, consequently, to reduce the negative effects on the environment with the procurement of more environmentally-friendly goods and services.

The objective of this activity is the successful implementation of green public procurement through improving knowledge and motivation for green public procurement and contribute to implementation of the OP GHG. Public contracting authorities will be more inclined to procure more environmentally-friendly goods and services. The model documentation will also include the tool for the calculation of the life cycle of public procurement subjects, including a user manual for the tool.

MESP

Priročnik za trajnostno vodenje organizacij in trajnostne dogodke

A Handbook to Sustainable Organizational Management and Sustainable Events

Dokumenti Priročnik Zeleno javno naročanje - dokument ·

Okoljsko označevanje

Ecolabelling

Dokumenti Brošura Zeleno javno naročanje - dokument ·

Kemikalije

Chemicals

Dokumenti Brošura Zeleno javno naročanje - dokument ·

Webinar about sustainable public procurement, energy-efficient buildings and handling of food waste

Project partners

Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning

The Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning (MESP) is the project's lead partner. In addition to coordinating the project, the ministry is responsible for the implementation of activities of green public procurement, the prevention and reduction of food waste and general awareness-raising and empowerment of all partners for the transition to a low-carbon society.

Website: www.mop.gov.si