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Successful approaches to sustainable procurement - EV02013

Successful approaches to sustainable procurement (SCP6.3)
We wish to better understand and quantify the evidence on the benefits that are achievable from sustainable procurement activities. Specifically we are looking to:

· collate and evaluate examples of efficiency savings achieved (or possible) through sustainable procurement and supply-chain management in the public and private sectors. To obtain hard data on efficiency savings achieved by organisations that have pursued sustainable procurement and supply-chain management, including who benefits from the savings, and how long they last
· complete a literature review on the outcomes delivered from existing sustainable procurement activities worldwide and the critical success factors. We would expect the approach to build on the initial work completed by the Green Alliance
· collate and evaluate examples of successful approaches to sustainable procurement, including identification and articulation of need, development of specifications, formulation of selection criteria for suppliers and application of appropriate award criteria

We would expect the approach to involve a review of published case studies, follow-up interviews and an analysis of the robustness of information obtained, including success factors and the scale of the potential savings available if replicated across the public sector.
Project Documents
• Final Report : EV02013 Final Report   (1852k)
• Other : EV02013 External review statement   (146k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2005

To: 2006

Cost: £48,900
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Environmental Futures
Sustainable Consumption and Production              
Sustainable Development              
Sustainable Procurement              
Fields of Study
Sustainable Consumption and Production