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EU Ecolabel development and revision of Green Public Procurement criteria for Cleaning Services  

Project plan


This project will be based on the requirements set out in Annex I of Regulation (EC) No 66/2010 of the European Parliament and the council of 25 November 2009 on the EU Ecolabel and Communication COM(2008) 400 ‘Public Procurement for a better Environment’.

The priority during this process will be to develop and revise existing criteria and the supporting evidence base are still valid and to identify the additional research that should be carried out in order to fulfil EU Ecolabel and GPP requirements. Additional criteria may be developed, if identified as being necessary during the course of the study. The following five tasks are foreseen:

Task 1: Definition of the product group and scoping
Task 2: Market analysis
Task 3: Technical and Environmental analysis based on LCA and additional scientific evidence
Task 4: Improvement potential and best available techniques
Task 5: Development of draft criteria and supporting technical background

The duration of this project is foreseen to be 18 months with two ad-hoc stakeholder working group meetings (AHWG’s) to be held during this time period. Registered stakeholders will be informed about the publication of draft reports, the availability of questionnaires and upcoming meetings by email.

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