BUILT CoLAB participated in the preparation of one of the new Manuals of Ecological Criteria for Public Procurement, published under the National Strategy for Ecological Public Procurement – ENCPE 2020, with the contribution of Paulo Fonseca, Executive Director, who also represented the AEC Cluster.
This collaboration focused on the Manual “Conceção, construção, reabilitação e conservação de estradas”, whose coordination was carried out by IMPIC – Instituto dos Mercados Públicos, do Imobiliário e da Construção, and the edition was in charge of APA – Agência Portuguesa do Ambiente (ENCPE Technical Team 2020).
The BUILT CoLAB involvement in this initiative is a contribution to sustainability in the AEC sector in particular, and to the environmental transition as a whole, as defined in the mission that led to its constitution.
In addition to the said Manual, which can be found here, six other new manuals were published for other sectors of activity: Textile products and services; Interior cleaning services; Sanitary Systems; Street lighting and traffic lights; Maintenance of Public Spaces and Furniture. These Manuals join five other previously published ones. As a whole, these guiding documents aim to provide the Public Administration with an important tool for sustainable public procurement and are also an important contribution to the objectives of the Circular Economy.
These manuals are added to the existing Framework Agreements that meet ecological criteria so that a large majority of priority goods and services can be purchased by all contracting entities in a sustainable manner.
We recall that the essential purpose of ENCPE 2020 is to be a complementary instrument of environmental policies, competing to promote pollution reduction, reduce the consumption of natural resources and, by inerence, increase the efficiency of systems.