Both the private and public sectors are putting great emphasis on sustainable procurement to help manage future environmental impacts and improving society.
The Sustainability Task Force has set the agenda for the public sector in its 2007 paper ‘Procuring the Future’ which sets out a ‘Flexible Framework’ for achieving public sector targets, a quick guide can be found on page 68 of the full document
The target for 2009 was a minimum requirement that sustainable procurement would have been put into practice within the public sector. Constructionline is looking to support Buyers to achieve this.
Here is a brief list of approaches to consider:
Looking at the points above and other factors you will begin to gain momentum and quickly get a picture of what a supplier can really offer you, over and above the specific service you are tendering for.
Achieving Excellence in Construction Procurement (OGC 2007): http://www.ogc.gov.uk/documents/CP0016AEGuide11.pdf