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Inquiry into Sustainable Procurement

The Committee notes that the Government has a range of policies and guidelines promoting sustainable procurement by government agencies. These include the NSW Government Procurement Guidelines on Environmental Management, the NSW Government Procurement Policy and the Code of Practice for Procurement. The inquiry is examining the extent to which Government procurement practices give effect to these policies. Submissions are continuting to be accepted until 3 April 2009
This inquiry was self-referred on 9 December 2008.
Resolution passed 9/12/2008, Minutes No. 25, Item 4. That the Committee examine the extent to which NSW Government procurement practices comply with policies and guidelines relating to environmental management, having particular regard to the mainstreaming of ecologically sustainable development in procurement, including: a) inclusion of environmental considerations in procurement plans, tender specifications, selection criteria, and decisions; b) assessment and implementation of cost neutrality; c) integration of environmental considerations throughout the procurement process; d) reviewing of procurement of products for which a recycled or more environmentally friendly alternative is available and removing any bias against environmentally beneficial products; e) validation of tenderers’ environmental claims; and f) any other related matters.

That the Committee examine the extent to which NSW Government procurement practices comply with policies and guidelines relating to environmental management, having particular regard to the mainstreaming of ecologically sustainable development in procurement, including: a) inclusion of environmental considerations in procurement plans, tender specifications, selection criteria, and decisions; b) assessment and implementation of cost neutrality; c) integration of environmental considerations throughout the procurement process; d) reviewing of procurement of products for which a recycled or more environmentally friendly alternative is available and removing any bias against environmentally beneficial products; e) validation of tenderers’ environmental claims; and f) any other related matters.


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