In order for GPP to be effective, various stakeholders in the government and the suppliers will have to fulfill important roles. Check out how you can help make GPP a reality in Bhutan.

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Decision makers, such as politicians, environmental and procurement managers, have the responsibility to decide on procurement policies and setting the organization’s ambition for green procurement. Procurers need your in buying green since it sometimes requires taking the decision to buy more expensive products in return for bigger savings in the user phase. Suppliers need certainty from you that there will be market for greener products so they can produce and source the products that meet the green/sustainable criteria.
Since green/sustainable procurement is a very new concept in Bhutan, the immediate help you can give is your support and cooperation to develop GPP practices in Bhutan.
Environment officers are key players regarding GPP. They often have in-depth knowledge of environmental impact, best practice and can assist procurers especially in the pre-procurement process. You can assist in setting green requirements in tender documents, prioritise between different environmental aspects and guide procurers in finding the right criteria.
As a procurer, you play a central part in actually making green procurement happen. You will firstly have to help provide information and share your practical experiences as a procurer in your agency and provide your feedback in order to help develop GPP guidelines for Bhutan.
Once there are GPP guidelines for Bhutan, you can simply use pre-defined criteria and get help from experts within your organisation, for instance environmental managers, or use consultants and suppliers etc. in order to get the knowledge needed to apply the methods of GPP in every step of the procurement process.
Remember, even with the help of the environmental expertise in your organization you need to have some knowledge on green procurement including methods, possible criteria, tools and standards as well as products and solutions available for green procurement. You must be willing and eager to build your own knowledge and expertise as a green procurer.
Suppliers can provide good knowledge on the market and work with procurers and public authorities to improve the availability of goods and services that meet the criteria. You should stay informed on what is needed to deliver appropriate products and services and explore you network/chain of suppliers to acquire those products and services that meet the criteria.