Sustainable Procurement for Infrastructure
In early 2020, the Committee on Sustainability’s Policy Committee published "Sustainable Procurement for Infrastructure". The Policy Committee created the Technical Report to assist personnel in the sustainable procurement of materials and design and construction services.
This presentation will explain the Technical Report’s structure and its use. The session will describe how to utilize the procurement language in contracts and purchase orders and how the suggested language can serve as the basis for additional sustainability conditions. The areas of consideration include air, water, waste, and energy management; health and safety; public involvement. The presentation will discuss the parameters for a contractor’s Sustainability Management Plan as well.
Define the concept of sustainable procurement:
- Discuss the potential application of the technical report
- Explain sustainable procurement activities
- Increase the implementation of sustainable procurement on projects
- Develop potential modifications / improvements to the process