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GPP - Information for Public Procurers

Implementation of GPP

The current Plan sets out GPP targets for eighteen product and service groups for which common GPP criteria have been set at EU level. The targets are expressed in terms of the percentage of the total public expenditure and the number of public contracts. Thus a 100% target for office IT equipment implies that 100% of public expenditure and 100% of public contracts involving such equipment will be administered through tenders compliant with the EU GPP Criteria for this product group. The targets set out in the Plan are incremental, in order to avoid potential market distortions and to allow sufficient lead time for the market operators to adapt to the new government purchasing policy. However, it is pertinent to note that it is mandatory that all contracts involved in the procurement of paper, gardening products and services, textiles, office IT equipment, cleaning products and services, thermal insulation and wall panels, must be fully compliant. Thus GPP technical specifications for these product groups must form an integral part of the technical specifications of the tender document.

 
The below table highlights the different targets and obligations for contracting authorities:
 
 
Product / service group
National Targets*
 
2012
2013
2014
Copying and graphic paper
100%
100%
100%
Gardening Products and services
100%
100%
100%
Textiles
100%
100%
100%
Office IT equipment
100%
100%
100%
Cleaning products and services
80%
90%
100%
Transport
10%
20%
30%
Furniture
10%
20%
30%
Food and catering services
10%
20%
30%
Electricity
10%
20%
30%
Mobile Phones
10%
20%
30%
Combined Heat and Power
10%
20%
30%
Construction 
10%
20%
30%
Thermal insulation
80%
90%
100%
Wall panels
80%
90%
100%
Hard floor coverings
10%
20%
30%
Windows, glazed doors and skylights
10%
20%
30%
Street lighting and traffic signals
10%
20%
30%
Road construction and traffic signs
10%
20%
30%
 
 *Note: Targets are expressed as a % of the total public contracts by value
and number compliant with EU Core GPP criteria in a particular product/service group.
 
 

 
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