TORRES VEDRAS

OVERVIEW

SPP IN TORRES VEDRAS

Torres Vedras is a city and a municipality in Portugal with a population of 79.426 inhabitants. As part of the European SPP Building project, Torres Vedras worked with other European cities to establish a procurement strategy, promote market engagement among public procurers and suppliers, and  develop an SPP Toolbox.

SPP HIGHLIGHTS

    • The Municipality of Torres Vedras approved the policy for sustainable procurement in 2014.
    • Participated in the SPP Building project funded by the European program LIFE+.
    • Involved in sustainable public procurement at a local level in Portugal.
    • Introduced environmental criteria into procurement activities, including cleaning products, office paper, public transport and sustainable building such as the construction of the Environmental Education Centre.
    • The project SPP Building has contributed to the awareness, networking, collaboration, and training in sustainable procurement for procurers and suppliers.

        79k

        Population

        824

        Employees

        2017

        Date joined

        CONTACT

        Sandra Pedro

        Head of Division

         

        WEBSITE

         

        More information? Email procurement@iclei.org  

        IN ACTION

        SPP POLICY AND STRATEGY

        As part of the European SPP Building project, Torres Vedras worked in collaboration with other cities to establish environmental criteria into procurement activities. These measures are part of the Local Strategy for Sustainable Procurement, approved in 2014 by the Municipality of Torres Vedras.


        SPP IN PRACTICE

        The Building‐SPP project (2010-2014) established an SPP network to facilitate the exchange of practical experiences of capacity building in SPP among public procurers, top managers and other technicians. The network also helps disseminate good practices. In Portugal the project also includes training sessions to technicians from municipalities and other public organizations. 


        Furthermore, the project promoted discussion among public procurers and suppliers on the inclusion of environmental and social criteria in procurement procedures.


        The National Strategy for EcoProcurement 2020 (ENCPE2020) was approved and published in 2016. The ENCPE 2020 identifies the priority goods and services groups, based on the European Union list in the context of Green Public Procurement, and is applied as the technical specifications are made available, considering a set of categories. The Municipality of Torres Vedras is now working on an action plan for green public procurement according to the National Strategy.

        SPP SECTORS

        Torres Vedras has established SPP in the following areas:

        • Cleaning products
        • Office paper
        • Sustainable building - the project and construction of the Environmental Education Centre
        • Energy efficiency in new vehicles
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        KEY DOCUMENTS

        FURTHER INFORMATION

        For further information on the activities of Torres Vedras visit their website:

        Website

        or email procurement@iclei.org 

        PROJECTS AND INITIATIVES

        EUROPEAN GREEN LEAF 2015

        Torres Vedras received the "European Green Leaf" Prize, awarded by the European Commission on 18 June 2015.

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        BUILDING‐SPP PROJECT

        Aimed to mainstream sustainable public procurement (SPP) in Portugal and Greece

        Life+ funded.

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