METROPOLITAN AREA OF ROME

OVERVIEW

SPP IN THE METROPOLITAN AREA OF ROME

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. 


SPP HIGHLIGHTS

    • Won the "Compra Verde" Award (Projects for Sustainability and Green Public Procurement) in 2010 and 2012 and the Consip Award for the best GPP and sustainable project in 2011
    • 100% of the tenders for office and school furniture, paper and cleaning services used GPP criteria
    • 80% of ICT tenders contained GPP criteria
    • 50% of toner, copier, printed paper, cleaning products and air conditioning tenders used GPP criteria
    • 30% of tenders for cars and fabric for uniforms included GPP criteria

    1.5m

    Population

    3400

    Employees

    2011

    Date joined

    CONTACT

    Patrizia Giancotti

    Director Sustainable Development

     

    WEBSITE (Italian)

     

    More information? Email procurement@iclei.org  

    IN ACTION

    SPP POLICY AND STRATEGY

    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


    PRICE LISTING

    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. 


    KEEPING TRACK OF SPP

    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.

    SPP SECTORS

    Rome has introduced SPP in the following categories:

    • Windows

    • Catering

    • Promotional material (gadgets)

    • Publishing

    • Vehicles Maintenance

    • Photocopiers and Toner

    • Cleaning products

    • Uniforms