Greening public procurement in Mediterannean local authorities

2003 - 2006
The GreenMed project is a joint initiative of Greek and Portuguese municipalities to promote the environmentally friendly purchasing of products and services.
Amalia Ochoa Vidal
The main objectives of the project are: - To promote the integration of environmental criteria in the procurement procedures of Mediterranean local authorities. - To develop user-friendly internet-based guidelines and training packages o­n green procurement. - To develop a Green Profit Model for procurement officers to easily identify cost-efficient green products. - To analyse the need for amendments in national legislation concerning public procurement. - To disseminate information o­n best practices. - To launch training initiatives and arrange seminars for procurement officers. - To assist local authorities o­n a continuous basis through the creation of an informal Internet-based Network.