Developing contracts for procurement for the supply of environmentally friendly vehicles for police transport
The country has a strong commitment to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and to preserving natural resources. The OGP has drawn after extensive market analysis a tender document with specific requirements for the supply of a number of vehicles. Framework Agreements have been awarded for each lot on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender (MEAT), as identified in accordance with the following qualitative and cost award criteria; tender price, cost of fit out, lifetime service cost and cost of lifetime energy and environmental impacts.
Experience and competence to carry out green procurement processes, as well as legal expertise in applying environmental criteria.
Evidence of success
The process was concluded successfully awarding 4 contracts (3 with BMW Group and 1 with Audi Ireland) for the supply of the procured services/goods. The new vehicles are expected to create substantial fuel consumption savings (30-50% compared to the previous ones) and to alleviate the environmental pressures associated with fossil fuel consumption, resulting in a corresponding reduction in CO2 and particulate matter emissions.
Potential for learning or transfer
The award criteria used in this particular tendering process can be employed (as a standardised practice) in any other process concerning the procurement of environmentally friendly vehicles for promoting resource efficiency and environmental protection.