The Technical Assistance Partnership (TAP) initiative works in partnership with Peru’s Ministry of the Environment (MINAM) to support the design and development of a green and sustainable public procurement guide. Improving public procurement is a priority for Peru’s government and they are committed to supporting the circular economy, green businesses, and to include gender equality in all activities.
MINAM is responsible for promoting conservation efforts, including the sustainable use of natural resources, enhancing biodiversity, and promoting environmental quality to benefit people and the environment. Anne Marie Saulnier, the Canadian expert on green and sustainable public procurement, will develop the guide in close collaboration with MINAM and the national expert from Peru. It will include sustainability criteria for selection, contracting, and verification processes during public procurement efforts and a Cost Benefit Analysis tool for sustainable public procurement to help measure the impacts of sustainable procurement efforts.