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Green public procurement (GPP) of construction and building materials
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Sustainable development, Environmental science and Engineering, Land and Water Resources Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4706-1623
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Sustainable development, Environmental science and Engineering, Land and Water Resources Engineering.
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Sustainable development, Environmental science and Engineering, Land and Water Resources Engineering. WSP, Sweden.
2013 (English)In: Eco-Efficient Construction and Building Materials: Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Eco-Labelling and Case Studies / [ed] Pacheco-Torgal F, Cabeza LF, de Magalhaes A, Woodhead Publishing Limited, 2013, 1, 166-195 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Green public procurement (GPP) involves the incorporation of environmental requirements during the procurement of services and products by public authorities. This chapter provides an overview on the growth of GPP in recent years by focusing on its expansion towards sustainable public procurement (SPP), where sustainable development considerations are integrated. Furthermore, the chapter discusses the implementation of GPP/SPP in the construction sector, and issues related to approaches in procurement procedure, GPP/SPP criteria, and the link between criteria and functional objectives of contracts. The chapter highlights that such issues need to be addressed during the progress towards SPP.

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Woodhead Publishing Limited, 2013, 1. 166-195 p.
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Woodhead Publishing Series in Civil and Structural Engineering, ISSN 2052-4714
Keyword [en]
green public procurement, construction sector, sustainable public procurement
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Environmental Management
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-144882DOI: 10.1533/9780857097729.1.166ISI: 000341722900009Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84902392530ISBN: 978-0-85709-772-9 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-144882DiVA: diva2:715140
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QC 20141021

Available from: 2014-04-30 Created: 2014-04-30 Last updated: 2014-10-21Bibliographically approved
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1. Seeking sustainability in the construction sector: opportunities within impact assessment and sustainable public procurement
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Seeking sustainability in the construction sector: opportunities within impact assessment and sustainable public procurement
2014 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Growing concerns regarding sustainability have led the construction sector to adopt various policy instruments for reducing the impacts caused by construction activities. One such policy instrument includes impact assessment, which enables the construction sector to evaluate the environmental consequences of proposed developments at project (environmental impact assessment) and strategic (strategic environmental assessment) level. In recent years, the construction sector has also adopted green public procurement, which is a process whereby contracting authorities aim to procure services and products that meet environmental requirements. In certain contexts, green public procurement has extended to sustainable public procurement, which involves the incorporation of both environmental and social considerations in the procurement of services and products. Promoting sustainability in the constructor sector is a significant challenge. This challenge is primarily due to the requirement of high levels of cooperation among project stakeholders, on the one hand, and a lack of coordination between project planning and implementation on the other hand. Therefore, procurement plays a significant role as it establishes the tone for the interaction between contracting authorities and contractors. The overall aim of this thesis is to bolster the knowledge of promoting sustainability in the construction sector, with the specific aim of analysing the ways in which policy instruments such as environmental impact assessment and green public procurement can be reinforced to improve the coordination between planning and the implementation of sustainability considerations. This thesis conceptualises an inter-link between impact assessment and green public procurement, and identifies the opportunities to develop the inter-link. It is appropriate to plan for green public procurement at the pre-decision phase of an environmental impact assessment. The inter-link can be strengthened by involving contractors in planning for green and sustainable public procurement. One way to involve contractors is with the aid of competitive dialogue procedure, which is a procurement procedure that allows contracting authorities to hold discussions with contractors regarding the authority’s requirements. This study strengthens the conceptualisation that competitive dialogue procedure can facilitate green and sustainable public procurement. The various elements in a competitive dialogue procedure can enable the contracting authorities to ensure the consistency between the weight for environmental considerations in contract award criteria and the relevant preferences. This thesis also discusses key concerns for progress towards sustainable public procurement, which includes among others the incorporation of sustainability values in procurement decisions. In addition, this study identified certain discourses on future trends for green and sustainable public procurement. The discourses provide an opportunity for reflection, and thereby indicate that analytical support is required to develop criteria in a way that enables the evaluation of sustainable public procurement against the background of sustainability and justice regarding natural capital. Innovation must be promoted with a focus on sustainability values. Moreover, green or sustainable public procurement must be discussed between contracting authorities and contractors in light of its contribution to sustainability.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2014. viii, 59 p.
Series
TRITA-LWR. PHD, ISSN 1650-8602 ; 2014: 03
Keyword
environmental impact assessment; green public procurement; sustainable public procurement; competitive dialogue procedure; construction sector
National Category
Environmental Management
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-144885 (URN)978-91-7595-144-7 (ISBN)
Public defence
2014-05-23, D3, Lindstedtsvägen 5, KTH, Stockholm, 10:00 (English)
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QC 20140509

Available from: 2014-05-09 Created: 2014-04-30 Last updated: 2014-05-12Bibliographically approved

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