Czech Republic

The Czech Republic uses three main frameworks: the European Union Directive on Public Procurement, the Czech Public Procurement Act and the Government Resolution on Responsible Public Procurement 531/2017 that include the following RBC objectives:

  • In some product categories, such as office paper and cleaning products, environmental certification or requirements must be added to the award or qualification criteria.

  • To extend the scope of Resolution №. 465 (2010), which only addressed environmental application in public procurement procedures, the Ministry of Environment joined with the Ministry for Labour and Social Affairs to develop a new resolution (№ 531) that broadened both the environmental scope and added social and integrity aspects. The outcomes and benefits of this Resolution are evaluated every two years.

  • The Government of the Czech Republic developed and implemented training and workshops about sustainable considerations in public purchasing, involving effectiveness, efficiency and the economy of purchases.

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