Buying Green! Handbook



On April 2016 the European Commission published a fully revised version of Buying Green! – A Handbook on green public procurement.

The Handbook is the European Commission’s main guidance document to help public authorities buy goods and services with a lower environmental impact. It is also a useful reference for policy makers and companies responding to green tenders.

The third edition of the Handbook includes:

  • Guidance on how environmental considerations can be included at each stage of the procurement process in the current EU legal framework (adopted in 2014)
  • Practical examples drawn from contracting authorities across EU Member States
  • Sector specific GPP approaches for buildings, food and catering services, road transport vehicles and energy-using products.


  • Format: A4
  • Edition: Third
  • Number of pages: 80
  • Scheduled date: April 2021



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