(From ec.europa.eu )
The service request involves the development and dissemination of robust and user-friendly guidance addressing bio-based products in procurement.
This guidance will encourage the exchange of information on bio-based products (availability, capabilities and sustainability concerns) including the experiences of procurers, allow for procurement criteria development based on available standards, and facilitate the up-take of bio-based products. It should also promote new and innovative purchasing methods and strategies, increasing the emphasis on the need for best practice and best value for money in an expanding procurement market. The aim is to obtain a successful uptake of this guidance by as many national, regional, local and private procurement organisations as possible.