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18 december 2018

Five steps to improve public procurement and help reach targets for climate change

Public authorities are being given a helping hand by the consulting engineering sector, as they wrestle to balance quality and price when commissioning public services like hospitals or transport systems. The pressure of going for the cheapest option is leading some to value the initial price of a project more than sustainability – moving away rather than towards the EU goals in climate change and energy efficiency. New industry guidance, however, is already helping to create projects that better fulfil the needs of people and environment, while also reducing costs in the long-term.

The 5-step guidance, deceptively simple but potentially so far-reaching it could change the reality of the built environment, is being launched by the European Federation of Engineering

Consultancy Associations (EFCA). It is purposely short, simplifying a complex area into an easily translated, pan European and proven methodology. It helps organise project teams, clarify goals and determine quality criteria and their usage, in improving project performance.


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