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Putting a policy in place


With so many actors involved in procurement, it is important that a coherent policy is established that defines the commitment of your authority, and explains the roles and responsibilities of those affected by the policy. Developing an energy efficient procurement policy requires a number of steps, from gaining senior level support through to communicating the policy across the organisation.


The policy itself, however, is only one side of the story. For the policy to be effective and to ensure it operates across the institution, there are many organisational measures that should be taken. These include actions such as establishing tendering protocols, or establishing Life-cycle Costing (LCC) in the organisation. Each supporting mechanism will require an implementation plan that includes communication and training and monitoring.



TOOL 1: The Energy Efficient Procurement Policy Guide will take you through each of the key steps. The tool is in two documents:

  • The first outlines the key steps involved in developing a policy – from initiation and target setting through to stakeholder consultation, setting this activity in the context of the latest EU legislation in this area.
    It then describes the tasks and methods that you will need to employ to make the policy operational. To download this document click here (pdf)
  • The second provides an organisational assessment matrix to help you monitor the process overall. To download this document click here (pdf)