Workshop on Green Public Procurement (GPP)

Program Date

21 Oct 25 Oct 2024

Program Location

Berlin, Germany

Program Venue


Registration & Payment Deadline

31 Aug 2024

Program Introduction

Governments are frequently the largest purchasers of various products, services, and works. Given the global commitment to sustainable development, many developed countries have started incorporating green approaches into their public procurement practices. Green public procurement (GPP) refers to the process through which public authorities integrate environmental considerations into their purchasing decisions. It is a powerful tool contributing to environmental protection, market transformation, and the creation of more resilient and equitable societies.

This workshop has been exclusively developed by Risalat for public procurement professionals and governmental entities to help them leverage their purchasing power. As a result, they can bolster sustainable development, mitigate climate change, conserve resources, and broaden the market for green products and services.

Throughout the program in Berlin, its delegates will acquire knowledge and skills essential to driving the demand for eco-friendly alternatives. In addition, they will learn about innovative green public procurement practices that contribute to the transition to a low-carbon economy. The ultimate aim of the program is to aid the creation of GPP professionals that will be in peak demand very soon.

Target Audience

This program is aimed at:

  • Members of local public authorities
  • Policymakers working on sustainable and green national procurement policies
  • Members of bodies awarding public contracts
  • Employees of national procurement committees and public procurement agencies
  • Public procurement contracts professionals
  • Public officials of the countries aiming to transition to sustainable green procurement

Program Objectives

Upon the successful completion of this workshop, its attendees shall be able to:

  • Appreciate the contribution of green public procurement to sustainable development
  • Comprehend necessary legal and policy frameworks essential to the transition to GPP
  • Support the transition from traditional to sustainable public procurement
  • Perform the analysis of GPP’s environmental impact and opportunities
  • Contribute to setting up the green tendering process and create the base of sustainable suppliers
  • Understand eco-friendly products and services and the best ways to approach their procurement
  • Monitor and evaluate the performance of GPP

Program Contents

First Day

  • Linking public procurement to sustainable development
  • Understanding green public procurement (GPP)
  • Benefits of sustainable procurement
  • Legal and policy frameworks for GPP
  • Scope and key principles of green public procurement
  • GPP criteria and standards
  • Analyzing environmental impacts and opportunities

Second Day

  • Incorporating green practices into public procurement
  • Developing relevant policies and strategies for GPP transition
  • Engaging and consulting with stakeholders
  • Evaluating the market for GPP options
  • Green tendering process
  • Sustainable contract management

Third Day

  • GPP product categories
  • Energy-efficient products and services
  • Renewable energy technologies
  • Sustainable building materials for construction projects
  • Water-efficient products and services
  • Sustainable waste management and recycling
  • Low-carbon transportation and logistics

Fourth Day

  • Ecolabels, certifications, and environmental management standards
  • Lifecycle costing
  • Creating databases and directories for green suppliers; Supplier facilitation
  • GPP monitoring and performance evaluation; KPIs for GPP
  • GPP reporting
  • Lessons learned and challenges with GPP reform
  • Building staff capacity for green public procurement
  • Evaluation of the Impact of GPP practices

Fifth Day

Full-day practice and exposure

The last day of the program shall be entirely dedicated to practical assignments, panel discussions, case studies, and meetings with subject-matter experts involved in green public procurement reform and activity implementation. Among other things, the day shall focus on:

  • Exploring strategies for the transition to sustainable/green public procurement
  • Learning about possible challenges in the implementation of GPP practices and relevant solutions
  • Seeing GPP impact in terms of real-life examples and analyzing its outcomes for the society/economy of the host country

Program Methodology

This training builds upon modern adult-learning principles. It is centered around peer learning and group engagement. Formal presentations are supplemented by teamwork, several case studies, active discussions, simulations, and hands-on practice on real-life examples around the most pressing topics of sustainable green public procurement.

Host Country Profile

According to the OECD, Public procurement represents an estimated 15% of German GDP. This translates into an immense sum of EUR 500 billion per year. Public procurement affects all areas of well-being, including the economic, human, social, and environmental dimensions.

GPP is an important element of Germany’s sustainability strategy. The Federal Government, along with the federal states and local authorities, has been actively promoting GPP intending to achieve a range of environmental and climate policy goals. These include the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, conservation of natural resources, promotion of renewable energy, and gradual transition to a circular economy.

Program Fee

Payment Options

Fee Covers

  • Visa Assistance (complimentary)

  • Participant Assessment

  • Airport Pickup

  • Accommodation

  • Wi-Fi

  • Welcome Dinner

  • Breakfast

  • Workshop Kit

  • Program Materials

  • Program Experts

  • Practical Activities

  • Lunch

  • Refreshments

  • Interactive workshop

  • City Map & Direction

  • Risalat T-shirt (complimentary)

  • Field Visit

  • Program Certificate

  • Entertaining Tour

  • Program Report