Green Public Procurement Questionnaire

CIVITAS Initiative

A first study before the revision of the Public Procurement for a better Environment EC Communication.

The EU Green Public Procurement (GPP) is defined as "a process whereby public authorities seek to procure goods, services and works with a reduced environmental impact throughout their life cycle when compared to goods, services and works with the same primary function that would otherwise be procured". Although GPP is a voluntary instrument, it has a key role to play in the EU's efforts to become a more resource-efficient economy. It can help stimulate a critical mass of demand for more sustainable goods and services which otherwise would be difficult to get onto the market. GPP is therefore a strong stimulus for eco-innovation. You can download the current EU GPP criteria for Transport at

A study to inform the revision process of the EU GPP Criteria for Transport is being carried out by the Joint Research Centre's Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (JRC-IPTS). The revision process is being carried out for the European Commission's Directorate General for the Environment. The EU GPP criteria will be based on the requirements described in the EU Communication COM(2008) 400. The criteria will be defined on the basis of the environmental information derived from Life Cycle Assessment and product oriented environmental performance assessment studies. Several environmental, safety, technical and functional aspects will also be considered. Moreover, during the EU GPP criteria revision process continuous wide stakeholder consultation is foreseen with public procurers, manufacturers, transport service providers, consumer organisations and NGOs.

The European Commisson is therefore looking to encourage active participation from stakeholders. 

You will find enclosed the following documents:

  • Questionnaire EU GPP
  • Annexes Questionnaire EU GPP Transport.pdf : this document contains a summary of the criteria and additional information, and it may help you to reply some of the questions

All responses received through this questionnaire will be treated as confidential. Any publication we produce will be restricted to including data in an aggregated format only and comments will not be attributable unless this is specifically requested.

The deadline to submit the questionnaire is Friday 19th February to the following address: JRC-IPTS-GPP-TRANSPORT [at] ec [dot] europa [dot] eu

The Questionnaire is also available to download at the official project's website:


We would like to remind you our invitation to be registered in order to take part in this process. Registered stakeholders will be regularly informed about the progress of the study, will have access to preliminary results and draft documents and will be invited to respond to questionnaires, to comment on the working documents and participate at stakeholder meetings. They will be granted access to BATIS, an online tool designed to provide the stakeholders with a platform to comment on the working documents to be developed along this revision process. Should you wish to register in this revision process, and have access to BATIS, please fill in the attached Registration form (Excel file)  and send it to the following e-mail address: JRC-IPTS-GPP-TRANSPORT [at] ec [dot] europa [dot] eu


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