URL : http://www.iclei.org/
|Contact information:||Mr. Mark Hidson (based at the European Secretariat)
World SecretariatCity Hall, West Tower 16th Floor
100 Queen Street, West
M5H 2N2, Canada
The Sustainable Procurement team is based at the European Secretariat
European SecretariatLeopoldring 3, 79098
|Number of members:||ICLEI has 477 members worldwide. The Procura+ Sustainable Procurement Campaign has 27 local government members to date. The “Buy it Green”-Network of Sustainable Procurement Professionals in Europe (BIG-Net) has 108 participants.|
|Number of Non-members:||n/a|
|Organizational Structure:||Executive Board: 21 persons on the ICLEI board; 2 persons on the Procura+ Sustainable Procurement Campaign board; Number of employees: 35-40 full-time employees 5 of which work full-time on sustainable procurement|
|Sources of funding:||International Body, National Body, State/Local Body, Membership Fees|
|Type of Organization:||International organization; ICLEI is a membership organization for local governments and their associations|
|Checklist/Guidelines and Specifications/Criteria:||Criteria and recommendations for 6 product categories (2 of which are services): buildings, electricity, IT equipment, buses, cleaning products and services, and food|
|Education Materials/Tools (non-professional):||The program targets public authorities (especially local governments)|
|Environmental Label (ISO),
Other (Energy Star, etc.):
|Does not conduct label operations.|
|Events:||Annual European expert seminars organised through the “Buy it Green”-Network (BIG-Net) of sustainable procurement professionals in Europe. Seminars on specific topics, e.g. sustainable urban public transport, organised as part of projects. Also, EcoProcura Conferences ? triannial European conferences on sustainable procurement. http://www.iclei-europe.org/?events In addition, ICLEI staff members provide advice and support program participants.|
|General Guidelines or Principles for Green Purchasing (which apply to overall activities):||Procura+ Campaign (including the milestone approach and purchasing criteria), and Procura+ Manual.|
|Good Practices/Case Studies for Purchasing:||Good practice guides and case studies. http://www.iclei-europe.org/index.php?id=1110|
|Market Research and Awareness Surveys:||RELIEF Project ’01-’03; Green Public Procurement European Survey 2003.|
|Newsletter:||ICLEI in Europe’s bimonthly newsletter, “European Circular” distributed to purchasers, industry, NGOs, environmental experts, policy-makers, and other interested stakeholders. Number of readers: 600. http://www.iclei-europe.org/index.php?id=237. Also, Sustainable Procurement Newsletter http://www.iclei-europe.org/index.php?id=262&no_cache=1&act_id=83|
|Program Name/Main Activity:||Sustainable Procurement (Procura+ Campaign, BIG-Net and European/International projects on Sustainable Public Procurement)
The Procura+ Sustainable Procurement Campaign ?
a European Campaign started in 2004 which provides public authorities with a framework for implementing and coordinating their activities on sustainable procurement. The Campaign focuses on purchasing criteria making the process of sustainable procurement easier to apply in practice.
The Campaign is managed by ICLEI’s European Secretariat.
(i.e. “Green Purchasing Law”):
|European Union Public Procurement Directives; European Commission Interpretative Communications including environmental and social considerations in the public procurement process; The European Handbook on Green Public
|Training Course/Tools (market related):||Training material (prepared packages or tailor-made) designed generally for purchasers working in the public sector and available in several European languages, including the Procura+ Manual, and the Buy-it-Green Network.|
|Concerning social aspects:|
|Measurement/Evaluation Method:||RELIEF methodology which measures the potential environmental benefits achievable through
green public procurement at the European level; Can also be presented in terms of "Person Equivalents (PE)"
|Publications:||Online and print
publications available on research carried out (on international, European,
national and local governmental levels) since 1998. http://www.iclei-europe.org/?publications1
"The Procura+ Manual: a Guide to cost-effective Sustainable Public Procurement", "The World Buys Green - Survey on National Green Purchasing Practices", "Buy Efficient - Public Procurement and Energy Efficiency", "Green Purchasing Good Practice Guide: how Local Authorities Spend their Budgets Responsibly", "Better Public Transport for Europe - A Good Practice Guide", "Check it! - Green Purchasing Criteria", "Buying Into the Environment"
(i.e. “Green Purchasing Law”):
|European Union Public Procurement Directives; European Commission Interpretative Communications including environmental and social considerations in the public procurement process; The European Handbook on Green Public Procurement. http://www.iclei-europe.org/index.php?id=1121|
|Program Name/Main Activity:||Sustainable Procurement (Procura+ Campaign, BIG-Net and European/International projects on Sustainable Public Procurement)|