What is Green Procurement?
Green Procurement means purchasing products and services that cause minimal adverse environmental impacts. It incorporates human health and environmental concerns into the search for high quality products and services at competitive prices.
As early as year 2000, the Government amended its procurement regulations to require bureaux and departments to take into account environmental considerations when procuring goods and services. Specifically, bureaux and departments are encouraged to avoid single-use disposable items, and purchase products:
Current Government Green Procurement Practice
For the purchase of common user items, the Government has adopted green specifications as "MANDATORY" requirements in the tender specifications when the items are available on the market with adequate models and quantities in supply.
For new green specifications developed with uncertain market availability, the green specifications will be included in the tender specifications as "DESIRABLE" features. Tenderers are invited to indicate in their offers whether their items can comply with these green features and, where appropriate, to submit supporting documents for verification.
The tender assessment panel will evaluate tender offers which can meet the mandatory requirements and recommend either the lowest conforming offer or the highest scoring conforming offer for acceptance. Where there are two or more lowest conforming offers which are identical in all respects, the one which could meet the desirable green specifications could be given the preference.
User review date:
Tuesday, 20 September, 2011