Breakout Session 2

 

The Dutch SPP approach: SPP as an instrument to contribute to realising policy objectives

The Dutch Governments (central and local authorities) are purchasing goods, projects and services for over €73 billion a year and thus have an important impact on the environmental and social aspects, in the Netherlands and in other countries. A conscious and targeted Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP) is a powerful instrument for achieving important sustainability objectives.

SPP is continuously evolving. Since 2015, all Dutch Public Procurers have committed themselves to include sustainability in 100% of their procurements. In 2017, 150 Public Procurers have signed the Manifest SPP by which they underline tehy want to increase the effectiveness and impact of SPP. 


The Dutch SPP approach: SPP as an instrument to contribute to realising policy objectives. What kind of tools can be used in SPP? In this interactive Workshop we will guide you from Ambition towards Impact. We will explain the Dutch ambitions on SPP and Circular Economy and show you how we have translated these ambitions into the concrete SPP approach of today by means of several SPP tools.

Session Description 

Presenters

Reinier Guijt: Policy Adviser at the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management

Joan Prummel: Moderator and Adviser Circular Procurement

Jeroen van Alphen: Project Leader Sustainable Public Procurement at Rijkswaterstaat