Public Procurement of circular solutions
Circular economy is expected to require collaboration within the value chain and an increased variety of business models. Today, there is a risk that public procurement promotes current business models through purchasing lowest-priced products as a priority. Procurement is also often characterized by minimal contact in the value chain in order to ensure neutrality.
Public procurement is often mentioned as a tool for stimulating resource-efficient materials and products. But in practice, public procurement practises need to be changed to stimulate the development of circular solutions.
The project aims to identify the barriers to stimulating circular solutions in public procurement and further developing opportunities for public procurement. Furthermore, the project will identify what changes in regulations, guidelines or procedures are needed to support public procurement as a tool for stimulating circular economics.