Spotlight on The National Agency for Public Procurement

Tuesday, 12 February, 2019

Since 2016, the center has a close collaboration with seven Swedish government agencies. They meet on a regular basis to share experience and build common knowledge in the life cycle field. These authorities play important roles in shaping future policies and legislation, and off course we are curious about how they deal with life cycle thinking.

Next authority to put spotlight on is The National Agency for Public Procurement (Upphandlingsmyndigheten).

How would you describe your organization’s work with life cycle related issues?

— The life cycle perspective is very important when we develop our sustainability criteria for public procurement.

Can you give some examples of recent achievements within the life cycle field?

— We have analysed the environmental impact from the Swedish public procurement, using a life cycle approach. Read the analyse here.

Which challenges or problems do you face today?

— Making Life Cycle-Based Requirements Public procurement can be challenging due to lack of information, traceability, and that it requires a lot of skills that are usually lacking in contracting organizations.

Why is this field important?

— It is very important to have a life-cycle perspective when dealing with sustainability issues to gain an understanding of how environmental impact looks. This knowledge is crucial for making the right decision.

What are the most valuable outcomes of your collaboration with Swedish Life Cycle Center?

— For our part, it is an important way to learn about the latest developments in the field.


Short facts:

In collaboration with the center since: 2016

Main contact person: Joakim Thornéus

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