Municipality of Varna is between the first local authorities in Bulgaria which signed the Covenant of Mayors, some ten years ago. During the implementation of GreenS project in Bulgaria, BSRAEM in partnership with the Union of Bulgarian Black Sea Local Authorities (UBBSLA) established fruitful cooperation with Varna Municipality resulting that municipal experts were invited to become members of the Bulgarian National Steering committee for green procurements support.
The GreenS project is fully in line with European and national policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and responds to the policy of the Municipality of Varna on environment, based on the principles of sustainable development and reflected in the developed programming documents – the Municipal Development Plan 2014-2020, the Ambient Air Quality Management Program, the Strategic Map for Noise, etc.
Within this collaboration, BSRAEM as partner in GreenS project in Bulgaria, introduced and provided methodological expertise on green criteria specifications included in the procurement documents, as well as the developed within the project implementation technical templates.
Under the Energy Efficiency Fund scheme, Varna municipality developed and announced tender procedure for purchasing and installment of LED Street lightening in 6 areas. Tender documents for the purchase of the LED lumps under these conditions were prepared with the technical support of the experts from BSRAEM.
The total value of the purchased LED lumps is approx. € 55000.