The Public Procurement Act states that sustainability requirements should be included in all procurements. The aim is for government agencies, regions and municipalities to be driving forces in social development. Sustainable procurement covers environmental, social and economic sustainability.
Sustainability requirements should be included in all procurements. Sustainable procurement covers environmental, social and economic sustainability. Provisions are included in the Public Procurement Act. The aim is for the state, regions and municipalities to be driving forces in the development of society.
The university's internal policy
Lund University has defined its focus and action plans in these policy documents:
- Sustainable Development Policy
- Sustainable Development Strategy
- Sustainability Plan
What is relevant for procurement can mainly be found in chapter 4.2 of the Sustainability Plan. The University's competence centre for this work is the Safety and Environment Department in the LU Building Section.
Requirements to be set
The Swedish Public Procurement Agency offers a criteria library with suggestions for requirements in various areas that can be used in procurement. There are three levels of requirements:
The higher the level, the greater the impact on society. The University's aim is to set sustainability requirements at the basic level in all procurements where relevant and possible. As a procuring entity, you are responsible for deciding on the balance between the sustainability requirements set and the budget that will finance the purchases from the contract.
For information on policy, strategy, plan
Environmental Manager Claes Nilén
claes [dot] nilen [at] bygg [dot] lu [dot] se (claes[dot]nilen[at]bygg[dot]lu[dot]se)
About application in a specific procurement
Purchasing and procurement department
223 50 Lund
Collection point: 31