Procurer training 21-22 May | Genova

‘’Low carbon public procurement: opportunities and strategies’’ [Agenda]

The first training course for public procurers organized by Ecosistemi in Italy was held in Genova between 21 and 22 March and was hosted by the Region of Liguria. The training mainly targeted:

  • Persons in charge of procurement and technicians from the Region of Liguria and from regional agencies;
  • Persons in charge of procurement and interested technicians from local authorities from Liguria.

The training held by Livia Mazzà (first day) and Dana Vocino (second day) was attended by 30 persons.
The introductory session has been dedicated to deepening the strategic role of green public procurement in the European policies, highlighting the recent normative developments and the trends of the sector. In addition, the GPP dissemination and promotion actions in Liguria and the GPP initiatives implemented by the regional administration (through the Regional Procurement Agency) in the sectors of paper, stationery and IT products have been presented, thanks to the interventions of the representatives of the Region of Liguria (Gaetano Schena, Nadia Galluzzo and Enrico Clementi). Linda Fabianelli from the Regional Energy Agency presented the European project PRIMES with which GPP2020 can establish important synergies in the phases of support to the implementation and dissemination of low carbon tenders. The second morning session was dedicated to the planning strategies of low carbon acquisitions. An interactive simulation exercise has been proposed in order to enable the participants to focus the organization needs and priorities. The second part of the day was dedicated to the analysis of tenders with environmental criteria, the participants being divided in three working groups.

The second day has been entirely dedicated to the theme of low carbon procurement in the construction sector. An update concerning the development of the minimum environmental criteria from the GPP National Action Plan has been presented to the participants and they shared experiences and comments. Additionally, the participants have been informed on key technical references such as pricing, LCA software, examples of green tenders.


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