EU Switch Asia Policy Support to Green Public Procurement

Atty. Jose Tomas Syquia , Executive Director of Procurement Service during the Opening of the Project’s Inception Workshop

The EU Switch Asia Policy Support is set to develop ten (10) priority products and services through the Project Development of Technical Specification of Products for the Implementation of Green Public Procurement (GPP) to be used by the government entities for the practice of Green Public Procurement. This is expected to be finished by September 2016.

To jumpstart the implementation of the Project, an Inception Workshop was held on November 27, 2015 at the Procurement Service Building, Paco Manila. Partner Institutions for the Project are Department of Budget and Management-Procurement Service (DBM-PS), Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA), Quezon City Government; Department of Trade and Industry (DTI); Department of Science and Technology (DOST); Department of Energy (DOE); Development Academy of the Philippines, and the Government Procurement Policy Board.

The Development of Technical Specification for Government’s Priority Product is backed up by scientific and in depth study to ensure the use and applicability of the developed guidelines. These Technical Specifications are to guide the government in choosing environmentally sound products and services in the market. This initiative is in line with the Executive Order 301 : Establishing Procurement Program for All Departments, Bureaus, Offices and Agencies of the Executive Branch of the Government.

This project is being implemented in the country through the Philippine Center for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development, Inc.

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