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Green Procurement


About this course

  • February 27th (1 day), Thursday

This course is designed for procurement professionals who wish to implement sustainable procurement as part of their strategic agenda.   It will explain what is required by law and what is optional, looking at environmental and social legislation, including the (revised) Clean Vehicles Directive and new European Accessibility Act.  It will explain all of this within the context of practical ways to implement SPP in the award of public sector contracts.

Trainer: Abby Semple


Target Audience

This course is designed for participants experienced in the field of public procurement who wish to drive this key change in mindset through all aspects of the procurement process and deliver real tangible results for their organisation.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this training, the participant will have acquired knowledge of the key areas of the procurement process where sustainable procurement can be applied from identification of need right through to tender documentation, contract clauses and evaluation.

Course Content


SPP under EU and Irish law

Examples of different approaches to greening contracts

Exercise - prioritising contracts and choosing approach

Life-cycle costing

Exercise on LCC

Debrief on LCC exercise

Socially responsible procurement - practical examples

Exercise - contracting for and measuring social outcomes

Debrief on exercise

Problem solving and risk management in SPP

Making the case for SPP in your organisation

Questions and Answers


What background knowledge is necessary?

Those experienced in the basics of national and EU procurement tasked with proactively  implementing sustainability into procurements.

What is the refund policy?

All cancellations must be received in writing or the full course fee is
payable. Where delegates cancel more than 5 days prior to the course 50% of the course fee is payable. Cancellations received within 5 days
will be liable for the full fee.

Substitutions may be made at any time prior to the event.

Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?

Ideally the Understanding Public Procurement course.