Public institutions, companies and governments in the EU and around the world
are increasingly engaging in sustainable public procurement – a broad concept
that must consider the three pillars of economic equality, social welfare and public
health and environmental responsibility when designing public tenders and
finalizing government contracts.
This book contributes to the development of life-cycle criteria tools and methodologies
for public procurement in the EU. It collects both sector-crossing contributions
analysing the most relevant theoretical and legal aspects, including
both EU law and contract theory, and sector-specific contributions relating to
some of the most important sustainable goods and services markets. The book
starts with a chapter that discusses the different approaches to including sustainability
considerations in buying decisions by both private and public purchasers,
and then goes on to examine the EU law on LCC and how it is implemented
in different Member States. These chapters address the challenges in balancing
economic and sustainability objectives under EU internal market law. One
chapter develops the analysis with specific reference to public-private partnership.
Another chapter elaborates how multi-stakeholders’ cooperation is necessary to
develop LCC, based on a case study of a lighting services procurement. Three
sector-specific studies relating to social housing, textile and clothing and IT close
With contributors from a range of backgrounds including law, business, management,
engineering and policy development, this interdisciplinary book provides
the first comprehensive study on LCC within the framework of EU public
List of Contributors
List of Abbreviations
I. Editor’s Note
II. Book Structure and Outline
BALANCING ECONOMIC AND SUSTAINABILITY OBJECTIVES UNDER EU INTERNAL MARKET LAW
- What Is Life-Cycle Costing?
- The European Union Law of Life-Cycle Costing
- Life-Cycle Costing in the Member States: Does the Tool Meet its Goals?
- Life-Cycle Thinking and Public-Private Partnerships
- Moving to a Quintuple Helix Approach in SPP: Collaboration and LCC for Lighting Procurements
- LCC Criteria for Procurement of ICT Products and Services: the Need for Taking a Flexible Approach
- The Role of Eco-labels in Creation of Life-Cycle Criteria: the Case of Textile and Clothing Products
- Life-Cycle Costing Within the Construction Sector: a Tool for Social Housing?
Jason J. Czarnezki and Steven Van Garsse
Marta Andhov, Roberto Caranta and Anja Wiesbrock
Steven Van Garsse
SECTOR SPECIFIC STUDIES: EXPERIENCES, SHORTCOMINGS AND THE LESSONS LEARNT
Rodrigo Lozano, Sigrid Peterssen, Anette Jonsall, Camilla Niss, Björn Bergström
Raluca Suciu and Dacian Dragos