2nd Ad Hoc Working Group for the revision of the EU Green Public Procurement criteria for Road Construction, 28 January 2015

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) is currently revising Green Public Procurement (GPP) criteria for road construction. The document establishes the procurement criteria for design, construction and maintenance of roads based on a life-cycle approach and scientific evidence base.

EUPAVE participated in the 2nd Ad Hoc Working Group (AHWG) for the revision of the GPP criteria for road construction on 28 January 2015, where experts came together to review follow-up evidence gathered since 1st AHWG meeting in March 2014. Following the 2nd AHWG meeting, the stakeholders  submitted their written comments to the draft criteria. In its comments, EUPAVE highlighted that if rolling resistance is considered, pavement deflection should be included. EUPAVE also called for more ambitious requirements for durability, and for the consideration of local availability when it comes to sourcing materials.

The JRC will conduct further follow-up investigations with a view to finalising a draft of the criteria for consultation with the GPP Advisory Group and then internally within the Commission.

Click here to read EUPAVE Position Paper "GREEN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT FOR ROAD CONSTRUCTION"