Circular Public Procurement is gaining visibility with both public and private purchasing organisations. Consequently, many organisations have already cemented their ambitions to purchase circularly in the Green Deal Circular Procurement in the Netherlands and similar initiatives developed also in other countries. But how do you bring circular procurement to practice?
The following roadmap is a translation and adaptation of the Roadmap Circular Procurement published by MVO Nederland and PIANOo.
How Can the Roadmap Help?
The objective is to integrate circularity in the procurement and tendering process. Following the steps in this roadmap, public authorities can take decisions on a strategic level, as well as take concrete step on a practical level.
In order to make circular procurement a success it is important to include not only purchasing but also other related aspects to ensure a wide support for circular procurement projects.
What Can the Roadmap Not Do?
The roadmap is a collection of available knowledge, tips and examples on the area of circular public procurement. Still, there is not “one size fits all’ uniform” solution available. Circular public procurement is an up-and-coming topic and not everything has been fully developed. Consequently, there are different circular solutions and contract types for different product groups.