Riga, April 1, 2021-2020, the share of green public procurement (FPA) in the volume of public procurement carried out under the Public Procurement Law was 29.1% in financial terms, which is 11.8 percentage points more than in 2019 (17.3%). In absolute values * PI was 850 million EUR 2 926 million of the total amount of procurement under the regulation of the Public Procurement Law. 

Statistical data indicate that in 2020 the volume of goods and services subject to environmental protection requirements has increased significantly, reaching 671 million euro, or rise of 46% U. For comparison, in 2019 they amounted to 448 million . Euro or 30% after procurement a. The share of compulsory groups of FADs also increased, reaching an increase of 86% and reaching 39% in voluntary groups of FPAs.

These results have been driven by the relatively constant volume of total purchased goods and services, which are covered by the conditions of the MK Regulation No 353 “Requirements for Green Public Procurement and Procedures for their Application”.

Works in financial terms are the largest of the product service groups where environmental protection requirements were applied in 2020. 413 mi was invested in this group.  Meanwhile, in the food and catering services group, 114 mil J. in the Euro, Computer Engineering and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Group: 48 million euro and transport – 29 milj. euro.

Seven groups – office paper, printing equipment, hardware and information and communication technology infrastructure, food and catering services, cleaning products and services, indoor lighting, street lighting and traffic signals – have been identified as mandatory for the FPI. Of the 15 groups of goods and services on a voluntary basis in the FPI, works and transport are most important in terms of financial weight. s. A significant impact on the share of FAPs is on the implementation of EU funds projects, as additional points on the application of FAPs are available in the assessment. . However, this depends on the conditions for achieving the specific aid target.

By 1 May 2021, an annual information report on the implementation of green procurement in the public administration will be prepared.

Green public procurement is a process whereby public and local authorities seek to purchase goods and services with potentially less environmental impact, taking into account life-cycle costs for products or services that reduce environmental impacts, encourage social improvements and make savings in the budget.

In Latvia, public procurement accounts for 17% of gross domestic product. . The FPA is one of the priority instruments of the European Union's environment, climate and energy policy, and the inclusion of environmental conditions in the procurement specifications is becoming a priority task in Latvia. More information CAN BE FOUND on your home page.

* amount in euro excluding VAT

Information prepared by:
Public Relations Department
Ministry for Environmental Protection and Regional Development
20200305; 67026533,
e-mail: prese@varam.gov.lv