The handbook is a concrete tool to help public authorities to buy goods and services with a lower environmental impact. It is also a useful reference for policy makers and businesses responding to green tenders.
The second version of the Handbook includes:
- Guidance on how environmental considerations can be included at each stage of the procurement process
- Examples drawn from contracting authorities across EU Member States
- Sector-specific GPP approaches for buildings, food and catering services, electricity and timber
At the same time a shortened version of the handbook – A summary – has been prepared.
The first edition from 2004 (in all official languages of the EU) is available in the archive.
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