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Circular 05/2023: Initiatives to assist SMEs in public procurement Circular 05/2023: Initiatives to assist SMEs in public procurement, published March 2023, encourages contracting authorities to adopt measures that will enable SMEs to compete for public contracts. Circular 05/2023 replaces Circular 10/2014 and is available at the following link: 05/07/2023
Green Public Procurement (GPP) Criteria Search Facility To facilitate rapidly finding, selecting, and downloading Green Public Procurement (GPP) criteria relevant to specific procurement projects, buyers should use this online search tool, GPP Criteria Search. To work with the tool, buyers should visit: Drawing directly from Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidance and accompanying GPP criteria, the OGP, in collaboration with the EPA and Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications, developed and published this search facility which is publicly available and free to use. 05/07/2023
Circular 20/2019: Promoting the use of environmental and social considerations in public procurement Circular 20/2019 promotes Green Public Procurement in the context of wider commitments under the Climate Action Plan. Departments/Offices are instructed to consider the inclusion of green criteria in their procurements. The Department of Environment, Climate and Communications have supported the development of green criteria to support the effective implementation of the Circular which can be accessed at the following link: 05/07/2023