- National policy framework for GPP.
- Institutional support activities for GPP.
- Organisation’s activities on GPP.
- GPP implementation.
- Needs of public authorities through the SEAP´s.
In general, the results of the surveys and comparison analysis for the first four lots indicate that there is a lack of interconnections between the GPP policies and the actions performed at the national level, and the real practice and GPP employment among public sector officials responsible for procurement. It simply seems that despite all efforts to convey national GPP policy, information is not reaching the main target. For example, while national institutional bodies are reporting of numerous varieties of support activities and more than half of public procurers are aware of their existence, they still do not use them sufficiently; they mostly only utilise existing national websites with GPP content.
However, many good practices have been identified. According to national partners all respective countries have adopted national action plan on GPP, have reached political agreement on GPP implementation in the country, and assigned responsibilities for GPP at the national level. Among various institutional support activities clear guidance and tools for GPP, implementation of GPP pilot projects, and legal support from the responsible authorities exist in almost all GreenS countries. The weakest points or so called bad practices are defined as a significant lack of promotion and use of LCC (life-cycle costing), substantial absence of real needs assessment for procurement in organisations, and lack of market analysis for priority products/services/works.
Almost all public authorities that participated in the survey regarding the needs of PA´s through the SEAP´s have already joined the Covenant of Mayors and have prepared and adopted their SEAP´s, but they have mostly no “GPP expert” in its internal / administrative structure and just one fifth of all PA´s have included a external “GPP expert” in the preparation process of their SEAP. One third of them have included GPP as one of the measures of SEAP and less than one third has implemented any GPP procurements from the SEAP action plan.