Green Public Procurement in Bhutan: A cross sectoral strategy for sustainable industrial competitiveness
The Green Public Procurement in Bhutan (GPP Bhutan) project establishes a strategic approach to scaling up public demand for environmentally and socially preferable goods, services and infrastructure in Bhutan.
GPP Bhutan is an EU-funded project under the EuropeAid SWITCH-Asia Programme. It seeks to promote value-for-money across the asset life cycle rather than simply at the point of purchase, in order to reduce the negative environmental impacts and maximize social benefits. It is implemented by a consortium of two international and three national organizations, namely the International Institute for Sustainable Development (Project Lead, Canada), the Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Bhutan), the Royal Institute of Management (Bhutan), the Royal Society for Protection of Nature (Bhutan) and the Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (Germany).
Our main activities are to:
- Develop policy recommendations on GPP in Bhutan
- Develop dedicated GPP guidance materials for public procurers
- Design preferential programs for small and medum enterprises and disadvantaged suppliers
- Design and facilitate GPP training sessions for public procurers and suppliers
- Mentor real-time GPP pilot tenders in selected industrial sectors
- Provide for long-term GPP implementation by establishing a GPP knowledge platform and curricula
Public Procurement in Canada’s Trade Agreements
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How Green Public Procurement Became a Crucial Pillar for Bhutan’s Sustainable Development Strategy
The Government of Bhutan has embraced the value of green public procurement (GPP) and is setting an example for other countries of how to leverage the power of the public purse to advance sustainable development. IISD led the GPP in Bhutan (GPPB) project and is proud to have contributed to this transformation.
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