The Operation of an EU Helpdesk for the Support and Promotion of Green Public Procurement (GPP) Helpdesk is a service contract financed by DG ENV in collaboration with DG GROW, with ICLEI as project coordinator and AEIDL as partner.
It is the continuation of the GPP Helpdesk that was set up in 2010 by the Commission to support the implementation of GPP, promote and disseminate information about GPP, and provide timely and accurate answers to stakeholders’ enquiries. The new contract started in January 2022 and has expanded the scope of the Helpdesk to cover sustainable public procurement (SPP).
SPP is a process by which public authorities seek to achieve the appropriate balance between the three pillars of sustainable development – economic, social and environmental – when procuring goods, services or works at all stages of the project. Many public authorities in the EU are implementing green public procurement as part of a broader approach to sustainability in their purchasing, which also addresses economic and social aspects.
The Helpdesk will engage in communication and dissemination services, production of best practices on sustainable public procurement, website development and maintenance, processing public enquiries, and organising webinars on SPP-related topics.