The Metropolitan Area of Rome (La Città metropolitana di Roma Capitale) links national, regional and communal levels and acts as administrator and coordinator for the population and services of the City of Rome and its adjacent communities. It adopted its GPP (Green Public Procurement) Action Plan in 2009, which sets aims and targets to use natural resources in an efficient and economical manner, to reduce the use of dangerous substances and the amount of waste sent to land-fill sites.
The revision and update of the Provincial Action Plan (17 January 2014) included:
Training of internal staff
Training of municipalities with particular focus on those that have signed the Covenant of Mayors
A new monitoring system to be integrated with the system of the current environmental accounting and with the need to monitor of the Covenant of Mayors (i.e. CO₂ emission reduction)
Implementation of pilot actions such as training of trainers of vocational training centres
Actions for the public works sector
In Italy public works are estimated on the basis of regional price lists. The Metropolitan City of Rome, in response to the challenges of lack of information on local market readiness and costs when introducing environmental criteria into public works tenders, carried out a detailed analysis on the availability of low environmental impact construction materials at national and regional level. It approved a new price list based on the results of this analysis which was published online and disseminated trough workshops both at internal and local level.
In 2016, the Metropolitan Area of Rome introduced a new GPP monitoring system that allows for a punctual assessment on the achievement of GPP objectives and for the collection of basic info for monitoring CO2 savings also in the future, after the project end. It is the first public authority in Italy to introduce this innovative monitoring system, which is linked to the public procurement electronic information system. It will allow to elaborate and publish data according to different criteria such as date, product categories, purchasing departments and volume of the contracts.
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