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Guidance document

The Procura+ Manual

The Procura+ Manual provides clear, easy-to-understand guidance for any European public authority on how to implement sustainable procurement.

The Procura+ Manual includes:

  • practical advice on how to integrate sustainability into procurement;
  • a model for systematically implementing sustainable procurement – the Procura+ Management Cycle;
  • an exploration of the possibilities for sustainable and innovation procurement set out within the 2014 Directives, including how they can be applied in practice;
  • key guidance on sustainable procurement approaches for six high-priority product groups – construction, IT equipment, cleaning products, food, vehicles and electricity; and
  • links and references throughout the text to good practice examples from around Europe, more detailed information on the product groups covered and a variety of further implementation tools.