Project GreenS passes the GPP torch on the Andalusian GPP Regional Network

On the occasion of the 7th roundtable, APEC and FAMP gathered to the Andalusian GPP network’s members to establish the roadmap to follow in order to continue with the GPP institutionalization at a local and regional level once the GreenS project is finished.

In this session, the Andalusian GPP network’s members have established the roadmap to follow in order to continue with the GPP institutionalization at a local and regional level once the GreenS project is finished.

This network, launched by FAMP and APEC more than two years ago as part of the project’s development in the territory, aims at providing support and assistance to public administrations interested in setting up green tenders, at the time it encourages multilevel cooperation between local authorities and regional and national government, together with companies already sensitized and aware of the benefits of adopting GPP standards in their business performance.

Throughout the whole project’s life, the technical teams in every country involved in GreenS have generated a number of strategical documents pursuing the institutionalization of GPP model in the society, as well as technical specifications and evaluation criteria templates to be inserted into tenders of related energy services and products by local administration.  

All these resources are highly valuable in Spain now, since the national government has recently created an inter-ministerial Committee in charge of the incorporation of eco-friendly criteria in public procurement, in order for it to become an effective tool to fight against climate change, and to boost an efficient use of the resources as well as raising the public awareness about the importance of sustainable production and consumption.

The creation of this GPP Network was an attempt to group together the relevant stakeholders in the field of GPP in Andalusia, so that it helped us to provide support and assistance to every action related to GPP in our territory, both on the part of procurers and providers, at the time we provided a framework to develop a collaborative culture among the interested actors, and the subsequent consolidation of the GPP model in our society.  .

Now that GreenS project is coming to its end, this last roundtable has provided the members of the network the possibility to decide on the future of our GPP Network and contribute their views about specific actions to be carried out in the frame of this network, on the basis of a first implementation plan devised to be developed on one year’s period, as part of our commitment with SPP Regions Project.

By means of FAMP’s adhesion to SPP Regions, the GPP Andalusian Network will have the chance to develop a program of activities, in the form of an implementation plan adapted to the situation and objectives of the members of the network in the territory. This will provide an added value to GPP Andalusian Network and the local administrations and companies taking part in the network.  At the moment, FAMP is working on the elaboration of this Implementation Plan, which will be presented to the organizations adhered to RACPS in a public event.  

Source: FAMP