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Sustainable procurement duty tools

Published: 3 Sep 2018

Tools to help public sector organisations comply with the sustainable procurement duty.

3 Sep 2018
Sustainable procurement duty tools

These tools have been designed to help public sector organisations identify and address how they can optimise the economic, social and environmental outcomes of their procurement activity.

Prioritisation tool

The prioritisation tool is designed to assist early stage strategic planning, and brings a standard, structured approach to the assessment of spend categories.
Tool attached below.

Watch a video guide to using the prioritisation tool

Sustainability test

The sustainability test is designed to help embed relevant and proportionate sustainability requirements in the development of frameworks and contracts.

It can be used in isolation or by reference to the results of prioritisation assessment, where undertaken.
Tool attached below.

Watch a video guide to using the sustainability test

Life cycle impact mapping

Life cycle impact mapping is used to identify and assess the social and environmental impacts of raw materials, manufacturing and logistics, use and disposal or end of life management.

Every product and service has a 'life cycle' or number of stages it goes through:

  • from the extraction and sourcing of raw materials, such as mining
  • to the transportation of sub-assemblies and parts, often through a global supply chain
  • to the use of products or works and the delivery of services
  • to the re-use, recycling, remanufacture and final disposal of materials

Examples are below.

Flexible framework assessment tool

The flexible framework assessment tool is used to assess current level of performance and the actions required to embed good procurement practice to realise intended sustainable outcomes.

Tool attached below.

Life cycle impact mapping examples

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