• Sustainable procurement

    Sustainable procurement involves an organisation meeting a need for goods and services in a way that achieves value for money and generates benefits not only to the organisation, but also to society and the economy, while minimising damage to the environment.

    A public authority should consider sustainable procurement:

    • when preparing procurement plans;
    • in Request design, including selection criteria;
    • in Request specifications that reflect environmental standards, codes or legislation;
    • when determining methods of verification of a preferred bidder’s claims made regarding sustainability; in evaluation reports; and
    • as a measure of a supplier’s contract performance against agreed commitments.

    Guidance on sustainable procurement principles and practices is available from:

    PDF opens in new window Procurement Practice Guide

    PDF opens in new window Australian and New Zealand Government Framework for Sustainable Procurement