The GPP 2020 consortium bought together major purchasers and support bodies from Austria, Croatia, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia and Spain. The project was coordinated by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and supported by a procurement expert body from Sweden.


Project coordinatorICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is the world’s leading association of cities and local governments dedicated to sustainable development.
AustriaThe Inter-university research centre for technology, work and culture (IFZ) wants to contribute with its research to socially and environmentally sound technology design. The IFZ is the Graz unit of the Department of Science and Technology Studies at Alpen‐Adria University Klagenfurt. IFZ is the Procura+ national partner for Austria.
The Federal Procurement Agency (FPA) provides central procurement services to federal agencies in Austria.

The United Nations Development Programme in Croatia works with ministries, counties, and municipalities, civil society organisations and private sector partners on solutions to development challenges.

In GPP 2020 UNDP Croatia teamed up with the following national purchasing bodies:

GermanyThe National Procurement Office (BeschA) is the central purchasing body for the German government.
The Competence Centre for Sustainable Procurement is a central portal for sustainable public procurement in Germany.
ItalyEcosistemi is an organisation specialised in strategies, programmes and tools for sustainable development, Italian leader in the implementation of policies and plans for green public procurement and National Partner of the Procura+ Campaign for Italy.
The Metropolitan Area of Rome represents 121 councils and governs one of the largest and the most populated metropolitan area in Italy. Rome takes part in Procura+.Città metropolitana di Roma Capitale – Stemma
Consip S.P.A is a public stock company owned by Italy’s Ministry of the Economy and Finance that operates on behalf of the State, within the framework of the strategic guidelines and tasks given by its sole shareholder.
NetherlandsRijkswaterstaat is part of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment and responsible for the design, construction, management and maintenance of the main infrastructure facilities in the Netherlands. 
Netherlands Enterprise Agency is the Dutch governmental organisation that implements policy in relation to sustainability, innovation and international business.
PortugalOesteCIM is an intermunicipal community of 12 municipalities in West Portugal that aims to promote sustainable development. OesteCIM is a participant of Procura+.
The National Laboratory of Energy and Geology (LNEG) is the Portuguese organisation of research, demonstration and technological development of the Ministry of Economy, Innovation and Development. Since 2004 LNEG develops SPP activities in close cooperation with private and public organisations. LNEG is the Procura+ national partner for Portugal.
SloveniaThe Slovenian Ministry of Finance, Public Procurement Directorate carries out joint procurement for other public authorities.
Umanotera is translating principles of sustainable development into practice by strategic policy work, capacity building and the development of practical solutions.
SpainEcoinstitut SCCL is a non-for-profit associated work cooperative working for the protection of the environment and the introduction of sustainability principles in all sectors of society. Ecoinstitut is the Procura+ national partner for Spain.
The Ministry of Territory and Sustainability of the Catalonian Government works among other issues on sustainable procurement.
The Catalan Energy Institute (ICAEN) is the regional energy agency of Catalonia.
ExpertThe Swedish Environmental Management Council (SEMCo) is the Swedish government’s expert body on environmental and other sustainable procurement (partner until June 2014).





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