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GPP Training Toolkit (2019)

Maarten van den Heuvel on Unsplash
Photo by Maarten van den Heuvel on Unsplash

The GPP Training Toolkit is designed for use by public purchasers and by GPP trainers, or integration in general public procurement training courses and workshops.

It consists of six independent modules and ten operational modules, with PowerPoint presentations (including trainer notes) and accompanying guidance.

The materials are available in English, as well as the languages of ten EU member states in which GPP Training has recently been carried out.

Module 1: Green Public Procurement (GPP) – An Introduction

The role of GPP as a tool for achieving environmental benefits and policy objectives

Module 2: Strategic Aspects of GPP

Guidance on how GPP can be implemented and managed within a public administration

Module 3: Legal Aspects of GPP

The legal framework for GPP, according to the 2014 Procurement Directives

Module 4: Needs Assessment

How to carry out needs assessment for GPP before tendering

Module 5: GPP and the Circular Economy

Practical guidance for using GPP to support the transition towards a circular economy

Module 6: Market engagement

Why market engagement can help strengthen GPP and practical steps to doing it

Operational modules

Module 7.1: Computers and Monitors

Includes GPP criteria, environmental impacts, and green alternatives

Module 7.2: Copying and Graphic Paper

Includes GPP criteria, environmental impacts, and green alternatives

Module 7.3: Furniture

Includes GPP criteria, environmental impacts, and green alternatives

Module 7.4: Indoor Cleaning Services

Includes GPP criteria, environmental impacts, and green alternatives

Module 7.5: Office Building Design, Construction and Management

Includes GPP criteria, environmental impacts, and green alternatives

Module 7.6: Paints, Varnishes and Road Markings

Includes GPP criteria, environmental impacts, and green alternatives

Module 7.7: Road Design, Construction and Maintenance

Includes GPP criteria, environmental impacts, and green alternatives

Module 7.8: Road Lighting and Traffic Signals

Includes GPP criteria, environmental impacts, and green alternatives

Module 7.9: Road Transport

Includes GPP criteria, environmental impacts, and green alternatives

Module 7.10: Textiles Products and Services

Includes GPP criteria, environmental impacts, and green alternatives

GPP criteria for all these product and service categories can be found here.