Sustainable Procurement Project (EAF) - Tools & Resources

Tags: procurement | DEFRA | guidance | purchasing | risks

The EAUC lead a 3 year Defra Environmental Action Fund (EAF) project to provide support to universities and colleges wanting to integrate sustainability into their procurement practice. The project began in 2005 and we are working with 17 universities and colleges who are taking on the challenge of implementing sustainable procurement within their institutions. To date more than 100 project partners staff have been linked into the three-year project. These include Directors of Finance and Estates as well as Procurement and Environmental Officers.

The project began in 2005 and included 17 universities and colleges who took part in the challenge of implementing sustainable procurement within their institutions. To date more than 100 project partners staff were linked into the three-year project. These included Directors of Finance and Estates as well as Procurement and Environmental Officers.The project was supported by a powerful and enthusiastic project steering group. Agency representatives included HEFCE, LSC, Chartered Institute of Purchasing, Firebuy, ProcHE CSR Group, Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC), Crescent Purchasing Consortium, Office Depot and NUS Services Ltd.

Tools & Resources

These easy to read and simple guidance documents provide practical advice and information on how to make the business case for sustainable procurement in your college or university, what the risks are and how a green team could help the process.