Date: 08 Nov 2022
Office of Government Procurement (OGP) launches online search tool to support GPP
The Office of Government Procurement (OGP) led on the development of an online search tool that allows users to rapidly find, select and download Green Public Procurement (GPP) criteria relevant to a specific procurement project. The search tool was developed in in collaboration with the EPA and the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications, with support from the Public Service Innovation Fund.
Welcoming the launch, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Michael McGrath, said:
“Our aim is to embed green criteria in public procurement and the launch of this new search tool will make it significantly easier for public sector bodies to efficiently find and download the relevant green criteria to include in a procurement document, such as a Request for Tender.
“GPP Criteria Search is an excellent example of the public sector harnessing digital technology and innovation. It assists the public sector in ensuring that expenditure supports Ireland's climate goals.”
To support better Green Public Procurement, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published updated GPP Criteria for ten sectors along with Green Public Procurement Guidance for the Public Sector in September 2021. The online search tool will facilitate the use of these criteria in a user-friendly and efficient way
Stakeholders in a range of roles in diverse public bodies, including the CARO, provided input to ensure that GPP Criteria Search will facilitate green procurement across the public sector.