TEPR projects: Green public procurement
One of the challenges with increasing the market share of clean vehicles is that they are often more expensive to buy than conventional petrol or diesel vehicles, even though they are often cheaper to use. Increasing the procurement of clean vehicles by the public sector has the potential to provide a market for these vehicles, while also enabling the public sector to buy vehicles that improve the local environment and reduce operational costs.
In order to deliver the maximum potential impact on the market, it is beneficial for similar procurement approaches and standards to be applied in different countries. At the EU level, the Clean Vehicle Directive (Directive 2009/33) and the EU’s Green Public Procurement Criteria for Transport provide a framework for the procurement of clean and sustainable vehicles in the EU.
TEPR has worked extensively for the European Commission on the Clean Vehicle Directive, i.e.:
TEPR also supported the European Commission in the development of the Green Public Procurement criteria for transport:
Ian Skinner of TEPR is also a member of the City of London Corporation’s Social Value Panel, which advises the Corporation on improving the environmental and social performance of their public procurement.