DBM adopting Green Public Procurement Strategy | Inquirer News

DBM adopting Green Public Procurement Strategy

By: - Reporter / @JMangaluzINQ
/ 03:16 PM December 28, 2023

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Budget and Management Secretary Amenah F. Pangandaman (Photo from DBM)

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) will prioritize more environmentally friendly procurements in government through the Green Public Procurement Strategy, Budget Secretary Amenah Pangandaman said.

“Because sustainability is one of my advocacies and a commitment of this administration, we will adopt a Green Public Procurement Strategy to procure goods, infrastructure projects, and consulting services with reduced environmental impact throughout their life cycle. We will also integrate green practices and environmentally relevant criteria in the procurement design of a project,” Pangandaman said in a statement on Thursday.

The DBM said the Green Public Procurement would entail government agencies seeking to procure goods, services, and works with reduced environmental impact. 


The DBM also supported amendments to the Government Procurement Reform Act, which would establish green public procurement in government. 

The proposed amendment stated that procurement “shall integrate green practices, as well as environmentally relevant criteria or requirements, in the design of their procurement projects in order to achieve broader policy objectives on energy, water, and material efficiency, waste reduction, pollution and emission prevention, climate change mitigation, local and rural development, greening supply chains, greening infrastructure and work, industry productivity, innovation and competitiveness, inclusive business models, green jobs, and circular economy.”


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