The National Sustainable Public Procurement Programme (NSPPP)
Whether you attended the recent National Sustainable Public Procurement Training Programme (NSPPP) or are starting to develop your sustainable procurement strategy are you in a good position to realise the benefits available?
Do you need support to help your institution deliver efficiency and sustainability benefits and procure innovative solutions?
We are pleased to announce the NSPPP 1 day course for HE institutions in 2012-13.
This Defra approved training course is a 3 Module course which can be delivered in 3 half day sessions or a 1 day and half day session.
The training is suitable for HE procurers and sustainability leads but Module 1 is also of benefit to end users and other key stakeholders.
NSPPP provides you with a comprehensive, Defra approved model, based on a global approach, to help you deliver financial and sustainability benefits from sustainable procurement:
Prioritise on where you find the greatest financial, environmental and social benefits
Embed sustainability into the procurement process for short and long term savings
Work with your suppliers effectively to deliver greater benefits and innovative solutions
If you would like to book on to a course, would like to discuss the option of an in-house course or would like further information please do not hesitate to contact the spce. The SPCE is no longer funding the course; HEIs will have to pay the trainers directly.
For further information about the course and trainers in your region please see the documents below.
WRAP have finally managed to publish the ‘Implementing sustainable procurement: overcoming common barriers’ case study and ‘Assessing the barriers to implementing sustainable procurement’ full report. Both are now available from the WRAP website under ‘Public and private sector heading’, or alternatively, under related documents towards the right hand side of the page. This is an evaluation of the NSPPP Pilot Training which the SPCE worked with six HEIs to develop.
WRAP is trialling a new way of making reports available, whereby a summary is made available, but for the full report, the user has to enter basic information to gain access. The intention is that this will provide WRAP with contact details for the evaluation team to follow up on. This is generally applicable to all WRAP outputs, not just these reports.
This report provides a useful insight into the common barriers associated with embedding sustainable procurement within an organisation and useful solutions for overcoming common barriers and recommendations an institution may wish to adopt.